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Sunday, July 5, 2009


Picnic Evenings at the Hexagon Dive in Pietermaritzburg.

After a sold-out season in May and early June, Lipstick And Lovesongs - The Divas Show is back for a short run of two performances at the Hexagon Dive on the Pietermaritzburg UKZN campus.

This show pays tribute to songs made famous by women from the 50's to the 80's. Remembering famous girl groups like the Shirelles, The Supremes and The Chordettes, they go on to the divas who brought us numbers like Down Town, Leader of the Pack, I Say a Little Prayer, It's My Party, Big Spender and other famous hits. The show span decades of women's hits from the Fifties through to the Eighties, with special tribute being paid to those divas who have become singing legends, such as Streisand, Piaf, Minnelli, Simone and Midler.

Golden oldies such as My Boyfriend's Back, One Fine Day, Don't Sleep in the Subway and Baby Love will bring a nostalgic tear to the eye of many an audience member.

Accompanied by musical maestro Justin Southey, last seen in Cabaret, who has done the arrangements, and local muso and band leader Ryan Calder on drums, the extra strong cast consists of Sandra Styles (mainstay of many a Dive tribute show), Caitlin Kilburn (who was a smash hit as Sally Bowles in last year's Cabaret), Tamlyn Calder (last seen in The Sound of Movies and The Better Days Show) and Erin Fourie (a regular singer at many local watering holes, as well as shows such as Godspell and s'Wonderful at the Hexagon Dive in Pietermaritzburg.) The show is directed by Peter Mitchell, veteran director of numerous musicals.

Lipstick And Lovesongs - The Divas Show will be performed on July 17 and 18 at 19h00 for 19h30. The show is in the usual picnic evening style, with tables of ten being available. No drinks are allowed as there is a cash bar. Tickets R60pp (or R540 for a table of ten) are available by phoning the Hexagon on 033 260 5537, or emailing