Whitney Houston show comes to North Coast

2016-11-24 06:02
 Photo: supplied The cast of the Great Love of All.

Photo: supplied The cast of the Great Love of All.

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WHITNEY Houston fans are in for a treat this festive season when The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show returns to KwaZulu-Natal to once again honour and celebrate the world’s most loved pop diva.

Starring the breathtaking voice of acclaimed Port Elizabeth born songstress, Belinda Davids, this dazzling tribute show plays out at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom from 9 December until 15 January 2017.

Fans will see Davids bring to life on stage Houston’s greatest hits including I will always love you, I wanna dance with somebody, One moment in time, Didn’t we almost have it all and I’m every woman”, amongst others. An audio-visual spectacular, The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show features a full band, dancers and theatrical effects.

According to Sibaya’s marketing manager, Belinda Jelf, tickets are selling quickly. Show dates, times and ticket prices are available at Computicket.

“We are delighted that The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show is back in KwaZulu-Natal by popular demand over the festive season.

“This year’s run promises to be simply awesome and we anticipate a full house for most shows. Fans are urged to book sooner rather than later.”

A tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show presents and celebrates a catalogue of Houston’s most loved songs from her 29 year career.

In the wake of Houston’s tragic death in 2012, her timeless music and awe-inspiring voice have received renewed appreciation from her legion of long-time fans and garnered a new generation of admirers who appreciate Houston’s unique voice, undeniable talent and pervasive charm as a welcome contrast to the artists prevalent in today’s contemporary music.

In preparation for such an anticipated show, and in respect for Houston’s legacy, Showtime Management dedicated over 12 months to perfecting this production and finding the right star.

After conducting over 15 000 auditions in 12 countries, accomplished South African vocalist Belinda Davids was selected to pay reverence to Houston with her carefully crafted renditions.

Davids’ ethereal voice and long music career - as a solo recording artist and as a support act and backing vocalist for such acts as The Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill – make her a natural performer, but it’s her intimate knowledge and love of Houston’s music that give this show a personal, heartfelt feel.

Exposed mainly to R&B and gospel as a child, Davids was innately drawn to Houston’s musical style, and paid homage to her idol through her dress, hairstyle and by including Houston songs in almost every one of her live shows. Davids now understands the music so well that her performances are unbelievable for some audiences. One audience in Hong Kong demanded she sing I will always love you acapella to prove she wasn’t lip-syncing, Davids obliged and was greeted with looks of disbelief, closely followed by a standing ovation.

For more information visit www.suninternational.com or follow Sibaya on www.facebook.com/yoursibaya or on Twitter @SibayaCasino

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