Early February 2019 was the kick-off for the theater-tour of THANK GOD IT’S DONNA ft. Carolina Dijkhuizen, a show dedicated to Carolina’s long time idol, undisputed Queen Of Disco DONNA SUMMER.
I was not aware that Donna had had so many hit songs, but Carolina takes you on a journey through those songs for almost 2 hours and then it appeared that I knew each and every one of them. ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Love To Love You Baby’, ‘She Works Hard For The Money’, ‘Could It Be Magic’, ‘Dim All The Lights’, ‘No More Tears’, her breathtaking version of ‘MacArthur Park’ and of course ‘Last Dance’. Just a few of a seemingly endless list.
During the show Carolina is supported by vocalists Shirley Spoor and Lodewijk van Gorp. And the amazing band is the Gare Du Nord Orchestra (Aron Raams – guitar, Marc Schenk – drums, Sven Happel – bass and Ferry Lagendijk – keys).
The show is touring the theaters until 24 May, here some shots I made at Stadsschouwburg Velsen on 21 February.