The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show


Producer John Van Grinsven and the Artistic Director of The South African State Theatre, Aubrey Sekhabi, are thrilled to announce the premiere Pretoria season of The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show starring Belinda Davids.

This astounding tribute show is taking the world by storm, and is a fun and heart-felt concert dedicated to the incomparable Whitney Houston. The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30 year career, including ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and many more.

Starring the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids live in concert and direct from sell out shows across Europe, together with a full band, dancers and theatrical effects, this show is not just a brilliant tribute but a spectacular concert experience in its own right and should not be missed!

After debuting with a sold-out 6 week run in Johannesburg in 2014 and a highly successful second season in 2015, The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show has been seen across the globe and now – for the first time - will be travelling to Pretoria, for a limited season in the Opera Theatre of the State Theatre from 26th January until 14th February (Valentine’s Day) 2017.

In an interview with B Sharp Entertainment during her 2015 run in Johannesburg, Davids was quoted as saying:
“I want people to remember Whitney for when she was amazing, for when she was the power house, for when she was the voice, for when she was this amazing artist. She worked very hard. Her mother instilled a great work ethic in her. But I want people to remember Whitney when she was at the top of her game.”

The show is produced by Van Grinsven’s Showtime Management Australia and is presented in Pretoria by The South African State Theatre and Bernard Jay, in association with MNet. Showtime Management Australia also produces the current hit stage shows The Michael Jackson HIStory Show, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic and The ABBA Show. 



Tickets in Pretoria range from R150 to R325 and can be booked through Computicket.
For group bookings and further details/ interviews contact Chris on straight2media@gmail.com or Bronwen on Bronwen@bsharpentertainment.co.za

What the Media have said around the world about The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show:

“It seems Davids will always love her idol [Whitney], which is evident in her powerful performance in the tribute show...”

Noelle Manalastas, Al Arabiya, 20 September 2015

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“The Greatest Love of All treats the material with all the dignity and respect it deserves…”

The Theatre Nerd, 19/5/15

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“If you were to close your eyes, you’d swear that the diva herself was belting out her award winning songs for her Melbourne fans… by the end she [Belinda] had moved many to tears.”

Gordana Andjelic-Davila, Australian Stage, 18/5/15

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“Davids is mind-blowingly spot on as Whitney Houston.”

Gordana Andjelic-Davila, Australian Stage, 18/5/15

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“Belinda Davids’ thrilling tones, consummate vocal control and staggering four-octave range are as close as a singer can get to replicating Whitney Houston’s voice.”

Kate Herbert, Herald Sun, 18/5/15

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“She sings with passion and commitment, her rich, belting notes and electrifying top register bring tears to the eyes…”

Kate Herbert, Herald Sun, 18/5/15

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“The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show is a creative triumph on every level.”

Nick Pilgrim, Theatre People, 18/5/15

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“Davids stuns the audience in not just vocal ability but star power.”

Tara Watson, Arts Hub, 18/5/15

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“You would be forgiven for thinking Whitney Houston was on the stage in front of you.”

Matt Bell, Standing (Inn)Ovation, 16/5/15

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“Belinda Davids sounds remarkably like Whitney Houston. If I had shut my eyes, I’d have been convinced that I was listening to the legend herself.”

Lauren Vogt, Whats On In Cape Town, 10 April 2015

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“It is of personal opinion that no one could have done Whitney any better justice than Belinda did… and if you weren’t a fan before, Belinda will make you one…”

Monash Entertainment, 2 March 2015

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“Her [Belinda’s] vocal ability is the real deal!”

Roxanne, truelove.co.za, 11 February 2015

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“The transformation from Belinda to Whitney is staggering. From the hair, the clothes, to the little nuances and gestures here and there, Belinda is sensational.”

Mandi Strimling, Rave Review, 2 February 2015

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“She [Belinda] more than does justice to the numbers that Whitney put on the map, at times capturing the charisma in a way that sent shivers down my spine.”

Jenny De Klerk, 48 Hours, 31 January 2015

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“Belinda Davids is a wonderful talent…”

Bruce Dennill, pARTicipate, 25 January 2015

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“The mocca-skinned songbird rendered me speechless with the first note while her four octave vocal range hugged, caressed and belted out the famous songs with a level of effortlessness you rarely see during a live performance… it’s quite incredible that Belinda sounds exactly like Whitney.”

Caitlin Clerk, Musings and Musicals, 24 January 2015

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“…there is not one boring bit as Davids and the guys on stage resurrect Houston for an incomparable show… It is a brilliant concept that gives platform for Davids to share her talent, while filling the rafters with the sweet sorrow and haunting dazzle that is the voice of Whitney Houston. It’s a show that simply cannot be missed.”

Adriaan Roets, Citizen Newspaper, 23 January 2015

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“Belinda Davids is the stage goddess of your dreams – and the world has started to take note…”

Adriaan Roets, Citizen Newspaper, 23 January 2015

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“… it’s not just Davids’ vocal ability that has you hooked – after all, she has a four-octave range – it’s her performance too. She feels every song, resulting in a spirited performance.”

Latoya Newman, ToNight, 10 December 2013

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“It takes a while to get into Showtime Management’s The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show… it’s not that the show is slow or a bore, but rather it’s the shock of hearing South Africa’s Belinda Davids perform this pop icon’s music to a T, hitting every note perfectly.”

Latoya Newman, ToNight, 10 December 2013

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“For one brief moment in time, Whitney Houston was brought back to life…”

Zac Fleming & Ginny Green, Wanganui Chronicle, 7 August 2013

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“Belinda Davids… not only sounds exactly like the late, great multi award winning artist, but she actually looks a lot like her too and has even managed to mimic some of her mannerisms and gait.”

Helen Desbois, Zalebs Magazine, 27 May 2013

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“The iconic Egyptian-like shake of the head, the smile, the clicking fingers and open arms that accompany the countless high notes, all attest to Davids’ knowledge of the character she is portraying.”

Zanele Sabela, DestinyConnect.com, 15 May 2013

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“The star of the night is South African Belinda Davids who does’t only have the voice, she also has the charm - in bundles. One flash of that smile and she has the audience hooked. But she needed to get those notes and she does so without missing a beat.”

Diane de Beer, Tonight, 14 May 2013

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