This is a show where Bach meets Pink Floyd and Amadeus rocks to the music of Stevie Wonder, Meat Loaf, Pink Floyd, Vanessa Mae, Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, The Moody Blues and more.

The Barnyard Theatre – the home of tribute shows and great pizza – is back in its groove with Amadeus Rocks! where rock and classical music collide between 30 August and 9 October.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart comes back to life as a sexy, romantic composer who has finally been given the chance to rock and roll. Amadeus Rocks! features nine musicians and singers who run through more than 30 songs.

What will Amadeus make of these classics of the rock and soul genre? His famous Rondo Alla Turca runs into Bryan Adams’ All For Love… which sets the scene for Amadeus conducting the The Can-Can, and joining the band in the Electric Light Orchestra classic, Rock ’n Roll Is King.

From the opening chords of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, until the closing bars of Bob Seger’s Old Time Rock And Roll, Amadeus Rocks! takes the audience on a journey through four decades of rock and soul with a few classical hits to spice up the show.

Throughout the two hour show, audiences can expect a consistently high standard of musicality, both instrumental and vocal.

In the role of Amadeus is Durbanite Mervyn Bartholemew, who is also joined on vocals by Percy Smith, Richard Hala, and local lass, Haylea Hounsom.  The band is made up of Colin Peddy on guitar, Calli Thomson on keyboards, Bongani Sokhela on bass guitar, Aiden Foyster on drums and Carly Nauta on violin.

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 or visit www.facebook.com/gatewaybarnyard.