1 Hit Wonders, new Barnyard show opens 31 May

1 Hit Wonders is a tribute to recording artists who only had one hit song and then disappeared into obscurity, never to be heard of again.  That is until now, in this awesome Barnyard Theatre Production, that runs at the Gateway venue from 31 May to 10 July!

Since the birth of rock and roll, we have experienced one hit wonders on the pop charts – such as guitar legend Carl Perkins who said not to step on his Blue Suede Shoes. This single-hit trend gained momentum in the 1960’s with songs like Do You Love Me by The Contours and Wipe Out by the Surfaris. In the 1970’s we experienced some outrageous dance floor one hit wonders, if we think back to songs like Disco Duck, Play That Funky Music, Funkytown, The Hustle and Kung Fu Fighting, to name but a few.

In the 1980’s we experienced a new sound of one hit wonders with songs such as Tainted Love, Come On Eileen, The Safety Dance and Video Killed The Radio Star.  These bands had some outrageous names such as Men Without Hats, The Buggles and Soft Cell. In the 1990’s we had some crazy one hit wonders with songs such as Who Let The Dogs Out, Macarena, I’m Too Sexy, and let’s not forget the ultimate… Achy Breaky Heart. Into the new millenium we have an avalanche of one hit wonders such as Gangnam Style and The Ketchup Song, and this phenomenon looks set to continue s into the future.

1 Hit Wonders features a talented 10-piece cast who will perform more than sixty songs from seven decades, that you will remember as songs that were not only one hit wonders, but also as songs that you grew up and partied to!  So, come and relive the memories associated with these 1 Hit Wonders!

Tickets are R155 per person from Wednesday to Saturday, with discounted specials of R120 per person every Tuesday night and R110 per person for the Sunday matinee show.  For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 – 566 3045 or visit www.barnyard.durban.  For further information, e-mail gateway@barnyardtheatres.co.za

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