Feast for 80s fans at Cresta BarnyardThe Barnyard Theatre
Experience the explosive music scene from the decade that produced the most significant, daring and controversial icons of our time - the Icons of the 80s.
Featuring an 11-piece cast, this funky production will take you back to those pop stars that made their mark on musical history with outrageous fashion statements, catchy hit songs and saucy dance moves.
We cast our minds and memory banks back in time to when Michael Jackson launched his Thriller album, Madonna performed Pappa Don’t Preach for the first time on MTV, Cyndi Lauper and Adam Ant dazzled the pop world with colourful costumes and make-up, Eurythmics sang about Sweet Dreams, and Brit pop ruled the airwaves with boy band Wham!
The 80s also featured rock from iconic groups like Guns ‘N Roses, Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and INXS. We were spoilt with the gritty talents of Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Bonnie Tyler and Bryan Adams, and were also treated to the silky smooth voices of Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross with the epic ballad Endless Love.
Janet Jackson and Prince added the funk and soul with songs When Doves Cry and What have you don’t for me lately.
We were also entertained in the romantic rock era with bands such as Duran Duran and artists like Phil Collins with Separate Lives.
The seventies icons that lived into the eighties and beyond also make an appearance. Think Queen and David Bowie with Under Pressure, Elton John with I’m Still Standing and Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick with That’s What Friends Are For.
These icons were no ordinary performers and all made their mark in rock history with music, image and fashion. Relive the eighties with the icons that will bring back the memories of songs that created the best days of our lives!
Now showing until 24 June 2012 at Cresta Barnyard
Show times: Tuesdays to Saturdays: 20h00, Doors open 18h30
Sundays: 14h00, doors open 12h00
Ticket Price: Tuesdays & Sundays: R95pp
Wednesdays to Saturdays: R145pp
Bookings: Online: www.barnyardtheatres.co.za or
Contact: 011 280 4370
For all media enquiries, live show photos and interview requests please contact:
011 234 2033
011 234 2033
082 693 8820
Web site: http://www.barnyardtheatres.co.za
Barnyard Cresta, Cresta Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa