Supreme Divas


Celebrating Fabulous Women of Song


August is the month to celebrate and highlight dynamic women 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.


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


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 a few of 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.


Along with the dynamic 9-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 on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre.


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

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the theatre directly on (011) 877 6853/6815. 

Supreme Divas is proudly brought to you by Joburg City Theatres in association with The CoLab Network and directed by Timothy Le Roux.  Vocalists will be dressed by Hollywood Costumes.


For media information, photos of our Divas and all interview requests, please contact:


 082 653 1338 








Immerse yourself in a magical world of dreams and imagination,
interactively reviving your childhood ankle-deep in snow!

For the first time ever, the multi-award winning critically acclaimed international sensation, Slava’s Snowshow storms into Jozi next month.  This show brilliantly creates a universal world in a timeless theatrical spectacle while enchanting and empowering the imagination of audiences across the globe, resulting in millions of enthusiastic spectators across all nationalities, gender, beliefs, types and ages.  The gradual transformation of the spectator during the show is one of the greatest feats Slava’s Snowshow has to offer.  Get ready to be catapulted back to your childhood as Slava’s Snowshow takes you on a uniquely spontaneous interactive and wildly entertaining journey under a snowy blanket.

Presented by leading local promoter, Showtime Management Slava’s Snowshow opens on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 at the Teatro Montecasino, Johannesburg and runs until Sunday, 14 August 2016. The production moves to the Artscape Opera House, Cape Town from Wednesday, 17 August to Sunday, 28 August 2016. Tickets are on sale now at Computicket. Hashtag: #SlavasSnowShow
Over the past 20 years, this unmistakably unique, yet constantly evolving comedy masterpiece has played to millions of people across the globe in more than 120 cities including New York, London, Sydney, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro. Lauded as a theatre classic of the 20th century by The Times in London, the show’s creator, Slava Polunin is praised as the most illustrious clown in the world. 
Critics the world-over rave! “Slava’s Snowshow is as theatrical as it is simple, as involving as it is inspiring.” says Variety while London’s Financial Times describes the show; “spreads a blanket of benevolent charm over the audience, holding them spellbound…” but perhaps the London Daily Telegraph best sums up the experience: “Slava’s Snowshow touches the heart as well as the funny bone. Full of laughter and joy it is a thing of rare theatrical beauty not to be missed”.
Slava’s Snowshow transports you into dream-like places – a bed becomes a boat in a storm-tossed sea; a woman is wrapped in cellophane and becomes flowers in a vase; a child walks in amazement inside a bubble; Slava boards a train and then becomes the train, his chimney-pot hat billowing smoke and a web of unspun cotton envelopes the audiences.  The stunning not-to-be missed finale sees a letter turn into snowflakes, and the flakes turn into a snowstorm that whirls around the auditorium leaving the audience ankle-deep in snow.
 A wordless show that leaves you speechless – laughter through tears – the most heart warming show on earth – rare theatrical beauty – blissful – theatrical brilliance – an unforgettable miracle – a pure form of human kindness.  After the show ends, nobody wants to leave the theatre – the joy is remembered forever – each person sees his or her own story in the show, your own world comes to life.  
“Slava’s Snowshow is a unique piece of theatre that is difficult to pigeon hole in one genre.  It is comedic, tragic, dramatic and will take the audience out of their day-to-day world and transport them to a beautiful, dazzling, enchanting place that will bring out your inner child.  It is an unmissable theatrical feast and Showtime are proud to be bringing the show to South African audiences.” says Showtime’s Tony Feldman.

This highly acclaimed international visual clown masterpiece for families, lovers and joy seekers is easily understood by all round the world. Book now at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit or your nearest Computicket service centre.  For more information, visit or For special Montecasino Group Hospitality Packages for groups of 20 persons and more please contact or telephone 011 367 4250 and stay current on the latest news through social media on Facebook, Twitter  and YouTube.

Patrizio Buanne in South Africa

The internationally acclaimed singer, Patrizio Buanne, arrived in South Africa this morning.  This is the tenth time that he visits our country.  Boasting multiple platinum record sales, he is known for his unique voice and energetic performances. It comes as no surprise that this one of a kind singer has an enormous fan base worldwide and is known as South Africa’s favourite Naples pop crooner.
The acclaimed heart throb, known as the Italian Tom Jones, will be in South Africa for three weeks to promote his latest CD, Viva La Dolce Vita and to perform at Classics is Groot on 30 July in Pretoria.  This show is produced by Coleske Artists, the guys behind the successful Afrikaans is Groot shows, and will focus on classic hits but with a modern twist.   Patrizio will perform along other favourites like Jannie Moolman and Corlea Botha.  Tickets for this show can be purchased via
The album is a celebration of the ten years since he released his first international album, The Italian.
Viva La Dolce Vita is his forth international album, and like all the others, has already reached platinum status abroad.  This is remarkable, seeing that music sales are very low worldwide. Well known Italian and English favourites like ‘Surrender’, ‘Al Di La’, Il Mondo, Mambo Italiano, Un Angelo and some new songs can be heard on the CD.
The album releases in South Africa as a double CD. Hits with local singers like Liefling’ with Steve Hofmeyr,‘Always on my mind’ with Juanita du Plessis and ‘Ek mis jou elke dag ‘n bietjie meer’ with Corlea Botha can be heard on this special CD.
According to him Viva La Dolce Vita is the perfect name for this album because it personifies his outlook on life. “La dolce vita means ‘to live the sweet life’. And that is my life. Not that my life is perfect, there is a lot of sorrow around us, worldwide. But I prefer to have a positive outlook on life, and that is what it is all about.”
“Romance is about following your heart without thinking about it too much. What’s in your heart needs to come out of your mouth, and that’s what I want to sing about.” – Patrizio Buanne
Have a look at the video for I WILL LOVE YOU here:
Follow Patrizio on social media:
Twitter:           @patriziobuanne
It will be much appreciated if you could share this on your social media and with your readers, listeners, viewers and followers.  We are sure it will make Patrizio feel very welcome in our wonderful country!

Local is Lekker: aha Hotels

Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, as part of the aha Hotels & Lodges the
property management business of Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division,
spent 2016’s Madiba Day doing justice to the legendary late statesman,
philanthropist and scholar, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
As a proud Benoni-based business, Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, along
with its hard working and committed team, hosted Nyeleti’s Children’s Home and
delivered a fun day that included pony rides, lunch, gifts and sweetie packs to take
home, all in celebration of the late-great Madiba’s big day.
The Nyeleti’s Children’s home is an inter-denominational organisation caring for
abused, homeless children and orphans. They provide shelter, food, clothing and
education to integrate coping and self-sufficient people into the community when
the time requires it. Their local church services assist them in spiritual support and
personal wellbeing, regardless of race colour or creed – just some of the many
reasons why the team at Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre wanted to lend a
The home currently provides for 28 children, 14 of which are orphans. The remaining
14 children stay with their destitute single parents, some of which are HIV positive.
The home’s most urgent need is child sponsorship of R1500, per child, per month.
That money buys each child food, schooling and transportation, amongst other
“It’s a privilege to be in a position to be able to effect positive change,” says aha
Hotels & Lodges CEO Neil Bald. “As a business invested in the area, being able to
uplift, support and grow the community around us is key. It’s something that makes
being a part of Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre and the aha group, a
wonderful space in which to serve.”
aha hotels and lodges manages a collection of hotels and lodges throughout Southern
Africa, including the Western Cape, North West Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga,
Limpopo, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
For more information visit our website:

Billy The B.U.M's Tuesday 2nd August

Billy The B.U.M’s Food and Cocktail Bar in Fourways believes in your right to choose.

We also believe in you making the right choice. In this case it is to celebrate voting day at Billy The B.U.M’S Fourways on Tuesday 2nd August 2016!

 We’ll be throwing a Pre Election Day Party where you will fight for your right to PAAARTY!  Sizzling local DJ Vin D will be spinning the decks and heating up the dance floor.

We’ll also be open on voting day, Wed 3 August 2016, as usual. Make your way down to Billy The B.U.M’S Fourways to make your voice heard!