In 1953, Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studios to pay for a few minutes of studio time and in 1956 Bill Haley topped the charts with the first rock ‘n roll number one – Rock Around the Clock. In 1962 Louis Armstrong became the oldest recording artist to hit number one with Hello Dolly and in 1999 Cher became the oldest female artist to reach number one with the hit song – Believe.
Kung Fu Fighting became the first disco number one hit in 1974 and Don’t Worry Be Happy became the first a cappella number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988. We also have the foreign language number one section with songs like Rock Me Amadeus and La Bamba.
Strictly No. 1’s is a roller coaster ride through 60 years of No 1 hit songs that made us dance, sing, cry and party ‘till sunrise. The show features a 10-piece cast, along with our crazy DJ who will take you back to the hit parade number one songs on radio stations around the world.
Some of the songs that made it to number one in South Africa, The UK, Australia and USA were Heaven Is a Place on Earth, Eye of the Tiger and Another Brick in the Wall, while recording artists such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles both had the most number one hit songs in music history. The show pays tributes to 80s icons such as Madonna, Annie Lennox, Prince, Billy Ocean, Stevie Wonder and George Michael – to the iconic rock bands such as U2, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd and Van Halen to pop sensations like Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.
Strictly No. 1’s is a show this strictly for all ages, all music tastes and celebrates all styles of fashion and song. Get ready for a number one countdown that will keep you rocking till the break of dawn.
Strictly No. 1s starts on 6 June 2018 until 14 July 2018 at the Barnyard Theatre, Gold Reef City.
THE BARNYARD THEATRE GOLD REEF CITY
Gold Reef City Casino, Northern Park Way, Ormonde, Johannesburg
6 June – 14 July 2018
Show Times & Ticket Prices (Specials exclude Fundraisers. Valid for Barnyard Productions only):
- Wed (20:00): R165pp
- Fri (20:00): R165pp
- Sat (13:00): R130pp + Pensioners *50% OFF + Kids U/12 **FREE
*(Telephonic bookings only)
**(Limited to 2 kids per paying, full price – adult)