It’s the Guy Butler Hall at The 1820 Settlers' Monument in Grahamstown. Three divas: Melanie Scholtz, Zanne Stapelberg and Gloria Bosman. Now you can see where DIVALICIOUS is derived.
A colourful and magical night of pure musical talent for the both purists and occasional revellers.
Mzansi Youth Choir graced the stage with a rendition of Homeless, while Conductor Ralf Schmitt can certainly pat himself on the back for a job most certainly well done. The choir later provided backup vocals for the headlining trio of Scholtz, Stapelberg and Bosman.
Although most of the show was spectacular, there were (as always) a few flat notes, although they were quickly fixed.
The choir’s superb musical and theatrical support in a stimulating performance of African Dream added to the spectacle and they brought an additional superlative to the entire production.
Bosman and Scholtz’s heart-warming duet of Malaika was polished off with Bonkani Dyer’skeyboards and Juan Oosthuizen’s expansive guitar solo.
The show ended on an overwhelming high note, no pun intended—and the longest standing ovation.
It was indeed Divalicious!
- Simvuyele Mageza