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Friday, March 6, 2015


The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway re-unites three of the greatest groups of all time, on one stage, to say Thank You for the Music from ABBA, the Bee Gees and Queen from March 11 to April 19.

ABBA, Queen and The Bee Gees are three of the most influential pop and rock groups of all time. This brilliant Barnyard Theatre Production takes audiences on a trip back through space and time, when glitz, glam and some of the greatest pop tunes ever written emerged in the 70’s and the 80’s.

Thank You for the Music features an 11-piece cast that covers all the hits of the three super groups starting with the early days of The Bee Gees in the late 60’s, with harmonic soft rock hits such as Words, I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You, Massachusetts and To Love Somebody. It then moves on to the authentic impersonation of the Gibb Brothers falsetto as they go on to re-ignite the disco groove with hits like You Should Be Dancing, Stayin’ Alive and Jive Talking.

The show then features songs from the days when ABBA lit up the music scene with their first hits Ring, Ring and Waterloo, after which time they followed on with countless pop anthems such as Chiquitita , SOS, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, as well as the powerful ballads such as The Winner Takes it All and Eagle .

Thank You for the Music then pays tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time – Queen - featuring one of the greatest voices in the history of rock - Freddie Mercury. Featuring uplifting anthems like Don’t Stop Me Now to thought-provoking ballads like Too Much Love Will Kill You, and power anthems like We Are The Champions, Who Wants To Live Forever and The Show Must Go On.

The show also pays tribute to the Broadway musicals associated with these groups by celebrating the hits from Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever and We Will Rock You. Experience the power of the epic Bohemian Rhapsody; the fun of Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight), Dancing Queen and I Want To Break Free; and the beauty of How Deep Is Your Love and Tragedy.

Thank You for the Music is about showmanship, charisma, harmony and the power of three pop and rock groups that all come together in one mind-blowing concert.

The show runs from March 11 to April 19.Tickets R145 pp Wednesday to Saturday (R110 pp Tuesday nights and R100 pp for Sunday matinees). For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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