Preview 26 July
27 July – 20 August
Starring Ali Harper and Michael Nicholas Williams
Quiet please, there’s a woman up there
She’s been honest through her songs
Long before your consciousness was raised
Ah doesn’t that deserve a little praise – Peter Allen
Legendary Divas is a powerful show that demonstrates the utter tenacity and courage of legendary women who came in to this world gifted and did something with their gift through music. They each have a story to tell…. some with humour, some through tragedy.
Ethel Merman, Carol King, Vera Lynn, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand….
Award winning entertainer Ali Harper has created a feast of songs while sharing snippets of the singers lives.
Quiet please, there’s a person up there
Singing of the sins that none of us could bear to hear for ourselves
Give her your respect if nothing else – Peter Allen
Dusty Springfield, Doris Day, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Peggy Lee….
The vocal stamina required to switch between the singers requires a great deal of athleticism from Ali.
“There can only be one Shirley Bassey,” says Ali, “so this show is definitely not about impersonating these women, but honouring the way in which they sang. Julie Andrews sings with a beautiful open, clear voice with wonderful diction, Edith Piaf sings with utter passion, spitting out the words as if her life depended on it. As long as I can master their style and commitment each night as well as blending in my own personality, then I know I am doing my job.”
‘Like the old party game where we have to remember objects after they are flashed in front of us on tray, Ali Harper’s ebullient switch between these legends of the stage and disc is mind boggling.’ – Gail Pittaway, Theatreview Hamilton, 2015
Come and celebrate those incredible women who will always remain in our hearts through their music and be prepared to be thoroughly entertained!
‘Ali’s 80’s medley in bare feet and loose hair raises the spirits and her final medley raises people off their seats and onto their feet to dance and sing with her.’ – Ngaire Riley, Theatreview New Plymouth, 2015
Visit www.aliharper.com for more about Ali and Legendary Divas.