Fabulous Women of Song at Joburg Theatre

Supreme Divas will delight audiences old and young as they celebrate the powerhouse women of song that have become legends through their music over the past few decades.

August is the month to celebrate and highlight our dynamic women of song and this will be done in spectacular fashion on The Mandela stage at Joburg Theatre with Supreme Divas. The show will run from Thursday 11 August to Sunday 14 August for four performances only.

Homage is paid to “old school” divas including Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer and many others while younger audiences will relish the celebration of hits from “new school” divas including Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Adele and others.

A fitting tribute will also be made to South Africa’s own divas including Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Miriam Makeba and Claire Johnston.

Taking centre stage will be the insanely talented vocalists Tia Herman, Lelo Ramasimong, Tracey-Lee Oliver and Elizca Coetzer, with Born To Perform teenage sensation Marianthe Panas joining them as she makes her professional theatre debut.

Fabulous Women of Song at Joburg Theatre
Supreme Divas: Lelo Ramasimong, Tia Herman, Tracey-Lee Oliver, Elizca Coetzer. Photograph by Karen Barnard.

Along with the dynamic 8-piece band led by Music Director Llewellyn George, audiences will thrill to instantly recognisable hits including R.E.S.P.E.C.T., Somewhere, If I could turn back time, I’m every woman, Hot Stuff, Stop in the Name of Love, Vulindlela, Valerie, Unqombothi, Do You Know where you’re going to, If I were a boy and many more.

Supreme Divas is the ultimate concert experience, honouring a selection of the many women who’ve made an indelible mark on the local and international music industry.

Joburg City Theatres will be producing the show. “We want to portray South African talent at its best,” says Claire Pacariz, Executive Producer for Joburg City Theatres. “And with Women’s Day on August 9th, we thought it would be an ideal time to honour legendary women in song.”

Performances for Supreme Divas run from Thursday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm

Tickets range from R150 to R250. These are available by visiting www.joburgtheatre.com or calling 0861 670 670, as well as through Webtickets.

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