The Port Elizabeth Opera House has just been renovated and they’re celebrating by kicking off the summer with 2 two of the world’s biggest tribute shows. I am beyond excited to share the news but even more so, to see the incredible talents that will be gracing our shores.
The Greatest Love of All from The Whitney Houston Show and Queen‘s It’s a Kinda Magic, will jet into PE for what will be the former’s only South African dates for the next 12 months and conversely, for the latter just one stop of five in a three month national tour.
“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 PE for a while,” says 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.”
Promoters, Showtime Australia, is expecting tickets to move fast with very limited seasons in PE – only three performances for each show. And for Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic there’s a little PE history to back up these claims – last time the show visited PE it’s entire season sold out in pre-sale!
Want to see It’s a Kinda Magic?
Freddie Mercury’s best friend, biographer and personal assistant of 12 years, said “I have not seen another act in the world do it better.”
It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’. Painstaking attention has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking Rock harmonies. And with state-of-the-art sound and lighting plus authentic costumes, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!
Big Mouth Entertainment have been so kind to sponsor a set of double tickets for one of my readers. You will be enjoying the night out alongside media and other important guests as we rock out to Queen’s greatest hits on the 30th of November. You can also purchase your tickets online.
(competition opens on the 9th of November and closes on the 22nd of November, winner(s) will be announced on social media and have 48 hours to claim prizes.)