Amadeus Rocks! at Barnyard Theatre Willowbridge My Life | My Reviews 05 JUL 2016

Chantelle and I had a nice run up to Father’s Day this year, first with a date night that saw us enjoy some good food at the recently opened Rooibos restaurant in Strand, followed by the thoroughly entertaining, Shane Black directed “The Nice Guys” starring Russell Crowe and a hilariously good Ryan Gosling.

However, the next evening brought in an even nicer treat in the form of Amadeus Rocks!, a musical show rocking out at the always entertaining Barnyard Theatre at Willowbridge.

Following the success of a previous show entitled Roll Over Beethoven, Amandeus Rocks! replicates the formula by bringing back a resurrected Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart whose goal (other than impressing the ladies) is to change classical music into rock music.

Featuring two pianos, a set of drums, an electric guitar, a bass guitar, and the star of the show, an electric violin – oh, and the fabulous team of nine musicians and singers that brings everything to life, we were treated to a fantastic set of cover songs and instrumentals that covered a range that included classical, classical rock and contemporary pop tunes.

Smoke, lights, sound and a lot of energy makes for an exciting show indeed!

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Our outing was put together by Rob and Tarryn, who had wanted to treat their respective dads Monty and Herman with a special Father’s Day treat, and in the end we were a nice group of ten (the dads with their wives and all the grown-up kids), with a near front row table and a spread laid out in front of us that definitely was making everyone around us drool in jealousy!

Tarryn certainly doesn’t mess around when she organises a special outing, that’s for sure!

Although the show had less rock content than what I was expecting, it was nevertheless a thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining evening out – with Chantelle salivating over the electric guitar player in particular – and I’m pretty confident that everyone walked out that venue with a massive smile on their faces!

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