Fans of tribute shows can look forward to the “ultimate music mix tape playlist” production ‘20th Century Countdown’, showing at the Barnyard Theatre at Willowbridge Life Style Centre in Tygervalley from Wednesday, March 8, until April 16.
“From the early days of rock and roll up until the end of the 1990s, the mix tape cassette was the way we mostly listened to music. We recorded this music from radio and vinyl onto cassette recorders, and these recordings became the mix tape playlists of our lives,” reads the promotional materials for the showcase.
‘20th Century Countdown’ features a diverse selection of music, from Boy Bands, Divas, Reggae to Rock and Roll Legends. Playlists include everything from Elvis Presley to Robbie Williams, Back Street Boys to Bob Marley and Dolly Parton to Prince.
“Do you remember those cassettes we recorded for our summer holidays? They featured everything from The Beach Boys, Blondie, Bryan Adams to Guns N’ Roses and were played on our Sony Walkman cassette players. Do you remember the tape you made for your matric dance or graduation, featuring a mishmash of songs from R. Kelly, Sting, Rod Stewart and Cher? What about the time you entered the dance-off competition between 80s and 90s dance tunes such as ‘Safety Dance’, ‘Macarena’, ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ – or when you partook in that air guitar competition, head-banging to ‘Smoke on the Water’, ‘All Right Now’, ‘Barracuda’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love?’” If these words get you excited, this might be the show for you to rekindle those nostalgic feelings.
* Bookings can be done by visiting www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.
The Barnyard Theatre Cape Town can be found at Shop F09, Willowbridge Life Style Centre, 39 Carl Cronje Ave, Tygervalley.