Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids, the Whitney Houston Show at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley, on November 1 is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.
The two-hour, critically-acclaimed live concert will take you on a heartfelt musical journey through Whitney’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and more.
For accomplished South African songstress Belinda Davids, starring in this show is the culmination of a life-long connection with the superstar to whom she pays homage.
Davids beat almost 15,000 other hopefuls to take on the role and it was her own eternal love of Whitney that prepared her for the show. Exposed mainly to R&B and gospel as a child, Davids was innately drawn to Houston’s musical style.
Though she eventually carved out a successful career as a chart-topping solo artist and a session vocalist for such artists as The Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill, in her earlier days Davids encountered resistance from many industry professionals who were unsure how to work with her because she looked and sounded so exactly alike Houston.
The ultimate realisation of Davids’ affinity with Whitney occurred during a show in Hong Kong. Following a recital of I Will Always Love You, the audience was so astounded by her performance that they demanded she sing acapella to prove she wasn’t lip-syncing to a Whitney track.
Tickets priced £35 are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk