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Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Las Vegas has an undeniable magnetic attraction and nobody is exempt. Even the world’s most iconic and influential performers go there to play, party and perform … and The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway celebrates these music legends in one action-packed show, Viva Las Vegas! The show is set to run through the festive season and into the New Year.

A spectacular metropolis in the Nevada desert, Las Vegas is the unlikely entertainment capital of the world. It has evolved to become an unspoken rite of passage for the world’s most acclaimed performers to make the pilgrim there, like Elvis who had 837 consecutive sellout from 1969 four years after starring in the iconic film Viva Las Vegas.

The show features divas such as Celine Dion, Cher, Britney Spears, Dianna Ross and Jennifer Lopez; sex symbols such as Tom Jones and Rod Stewart; rockers such as ZZ Top and Santana; icons such as Elvis Presley, Elton John and Michael Jackson; and crooners such as Dean Martin, Michael Bublé and ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. There are also some surprise tributes to Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and The Carpenters. 

Songs included in this party production include Get The Party Started, I’m Coming Out, Sex Bomb, Let’s Get Loud, The Lady Is A Tramp, Power Of Love, Beat It, A Little Less Conversation and Uptown Funk.

The cast for this glittering show is made up of Gavin Hayze, Ofentse Mokhuane, Stephanie Braxton and Chrystal Worship on vocals, Dene Potgieter on guitar, Calli Thomson on keyboards, Nico Badenhorst on bass guitar and Paul Cassells on drums. It wouldn’t be a Vegas show without dancers and taking these credits are Duanne Joaquim and Jemma Shankland.

Whether it be a staff function, family outing or festive season celebration, the glitz and glamour of Vegas provides the perfect backdrop to dress up and let your hair down!  To accommodate festive season revelry, additional lunch-time shows (starting at 13h30) have been added on November 13 and 27 as well as December 3, 4, 10, 11, 14 and 15.

The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway will again stage its popular Christmas Eve (December 24 - tickets R155) and New Year’s Eve (December 31 starting at 21h00 - tickets R340) shows.

Viva Las Vegas! is set to run until January 10, 2016. Tickets R155 pp from Wednesday to Saturday, (R120 pp on Tuesday nights and R110 pp for Sunday matinees). For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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