One Moment in time

Dear Reader,

I have always loved the performing arts (thanks Mammie!). As a teenager, I went to see shows on my own – very comfortably in the safety of light, music, entertainment, action! There is a certain magic that comes with the heavy curtain lifting, the first musical note…It brings chills of excitement and expectation.

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…. and Wow! Currently on stage at The Mandela at Jo’burg Theatre is a show you do not want to miss. Trending on Twitter in Jo’burg on opening night, #greatestloveofall is the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute. Showtime Australia in association with Mzansi Magic presents us with a performance of note! Heading up the team is Showtime CEO and director John Van Grinsven Snr, Kenny Wizz as Artistic Director and Dale Scheepers as Music Director.

Hopeful artists from 12 countries, 15 000+ auditions and the leads role was awarded to one of our own, Belinda Davids from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Fiercely proudly South African, this alone stood out for me.

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Belinda has been performing professionally from the age of 14, has never had vocal training and she blows you away with a 4 octave vocal range. Her fascination with Whitney started as a teenager and she sang her favourite stars songs whenever she could, from local talent shows to overseas performances.

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This talented performer takes the audience on a wave of dancing, tears and singing along to well-known hits resulting in spontaneous standing ovations and dancing in the aisles. The clarity in her voice is unbelievable and the opening note to “I will always love you” honestly has you in the palm of her hand. “Run to me” is my personal favourite Whitney Houston song. I have seen #greatestloveofall twice now, and each time I was moved to tears (which we all know I don’t do very silently!)

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Ticket prices range from R100 to R250 and the show will be running until 2 June 2013. Direct ticket line is 0861 670 670 or visit the theatre online.

Thank you to everyone who made opening night such fun in the #tweetseats! History in the making. @SirNoid and I had a great time and it was wonderful to be invited to share in such a special occasion!

@joburgtheatre - Opening Night - 9 May  #tweetseats Team @Gnat_J @DonoWhite @tamwhite @NocturnalWenchy @jasonradon @Liesldb @‏@Jodenecoza
@joburgtheatre – Opening Night – 9 May
#tweetseats Team @Gnat_J @DonoWhite @tamwhite @NocturnalWenchy @jasonradon @Liesldb @‏@Jodenecoza

HUGE THANK YOU to @SirNoid for taking his Mom Mary, my daughter, Victoria and I to the performance for Mother’s Day.

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For every girl who ever wanted to dance with somebody who loves her, to every boy who ever wanted his baby for the night.

What is your favourite Whitney Houston song?

Saving all my love for you,

Wenchy
PS. You can “like” Jo’burg Theatre’s page on Face Book to stay up to date with what is happening ……. #StarlightExpressSA is gonna rock this city!

Today

Hello dear readers:

I borrowed this today from Urban Buddha who is taking part in The Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY

Outside my window… is huge trees.

I am thinking… about what to wear to the awards dinner tonight.

I am thankful… that @SirNoid and his team did so well this month. Will help with those targets at year end!

In the kitchen… I smelled toast being made earlier. Not mine however.

I am wearing… PJ’s…. I am bathing in an hour to get ready for tonight.

I am creating… a Face Book album for @laurakim123 and @flavid ‘s wedding.

I am going…to have all these stupid boxes unpacked by the weekend.

I am wondering…how my sister, Rentia is doing. She is fainting again.

I am readingThe perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

I am hoping…all my clients have paid.

I am looking forward to…being part of the new media team Joburg Theatre and seeing every detail of #starlightexpressSA come to life! Blog to follow. 🙂

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I am learning …to be the change.

Around the house…is silence.

I am pondering…why?

 A favorite quote for today… If life is a stage, I want better lighting.

One of my favorite things… affection.

 A few plans for the rest of the week: Awards dinner tonight and seeing #greatestloveofall at Joburg Theatre on Thursday…. gym at some point.

A peek into my day… I worked on a rhino poaching project today.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy