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Friday, January 22, 2016


(Nadine Sisam is one of the star performers)

It’s summer and it’s steamy in Durban which means that it’s the perfect time to embrace the hot and sultry sounds of Latin America at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway, from February 2 to March 6.

La Vida has everything packaged into two hours of the contagious Latino vibe, from awesome dancers to the sexy vocalists and virtuoso musicians, and it sambas onto the stage delivering a wonderful mix of magic.

La Vida is a show that will put audiences in the groove and get them rocking to the sounds of Santana, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, The Gipsy Kings and Ritchie Valens. It takes them from the Copacabana where music and passion is always the fashion, to dancing the Conga with Gloria Estefan, to the fun-inspired Macarena and The Ketchup Song. La Vida will also rock Durbanites with the powerhouse sounds of Santana’s Well All Right, Smooth and She’s Not There.

La Vida showcases some of the most inspired dance routines on any Barnyard Theatre stage and also features an energetic 10-piece cast that portrays the sexiness of Ricky Martin with hits like Living La Vida Loco and Shake Your Bon Bon, to the raunchiness of Shakira with Hips Don’t Lie and Objection Tango.

The cast is made up of Ruan Geldenhuys, Wayne Cumming and Nadine Sisam on vocals, Barry Thomson on guitar and vocals, Calli Thomson on keyboards, Ian Jones on bass guitar, Francois Hardy on drums and Shaun Duval on saxophone. And, no Latin American show would be complete without dancers, so setting the stage alight will be Keenan du Plessis and Anzel van Zyl.

La Vida runs from February 2 to March 6 at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway.Tickets R155 pp from Wednesday to Saturday, with discounted specials of R120 pp every Tuesday night and R110 pp for the Sunday matinee show.  

For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit  For further information, e-mail or visit