Renovated Opera House kicks off with tribute to Whitney and Queen

2015-11-11 06:01
< PE-born Belinda Davids will perform the Whitney Houston tribute at the newly renovated Opera House.           Photo: SIMON DEINER

< PE-born Belinda Davids will perform the Whitney Houston tribute at the newly renovated Opera House. Photo: SIMON DEINER

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THE newly renovated Opera House is set to kick off its summer programme with a bang - hosting two of the world’s biggest tribute shows in it’s first weekend reopened to the public.

The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show and Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic, will jet into the metro for what will be the former’s only South African dates for the next 12 months.

With very limited seasons in the Bay there will only be three performances for each show. For Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic - there’s a little PE history to back up these claims. The last time the show visited the metro its entire season was sold out in presale.

“Both these shows are huge at the moment. Whitney is booked out internationally for the next three years and Queen is very close to the same, so there won’t be another chance to see them in the Bay for a while,” said Director Johnny Van Grinsven.

While there are obvious differences in the repertoires for each show, Van Grinsven assures the production values are the same. “Both shows are a real spectacle with all the lighting and effects and grandeur of a real Whitney or Queen concert so we’re looking forward to bringing all of that to the refreshed Opera House.”

The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show will take place on November 27-29 and Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic will take place on November 30-December 2.

Tickets for all performances are now available from Computicket.


Two PE Express readers can each win a double ticket to the either the performance on November 27 or November 30. To enter, go the

PE Express Newspaper facebook page.

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