18th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

Rhumbelow DBN

Tonya Koenderman
About The Show


42 Cunningham Rd off Bartle Road, Durban




Tonya Koenderman


SATURDAY  18 MAY 2024  Show starts 19.30
SUNDAY       19 MAY 2024 Show starts 14.00
We open 90 minutes before show  

Growing Old Disgracefully

Join international cabaret artist, Tonya Koenderman in her hilarious comedy cabaret, Growing Old Disgracefully - a light-hearted, frank look at the funny side of ageing.

Do you put your car keys in the fridge? Do you walk into a room and forget why you went there in the first place?  Are your arms starting to resemble bat wings?  You are not alone! Come enjoy a glass of wine or six with this pint sized dynamo and enjoy a show filled with laughter and just a few tears.

All your favourite songs will be featured, with a wicked twist. The evergreen but, perhaps, dated These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things has been rebooted to embrace more age-appropriate themes. All about That Base is now an ode to make-up and other anti-ageing tools, while the classic Memories, from the musical Cats, is now about……can’t remember. All in all, you can look forward to a side-splitting night of entertainment and fun filled frivolity. Sorry, in advance, for the new laugh lines.

Growing Old Disgracefully will be coming to the Rhumbelow Theatre Northlands Bowling Club  on the 11th of May at 7.30pm, and at the Rhumbelow Shellhole and Theatre on the 18th and 19th of May. 7.30pm and 2pm respectively.  Tickets are R180 per person.  

About Tonya

Tonya has been hailed by critics as "one of the hottest properties on the cabaret circuit".

Tonya started her career fresh out of drama school with Kevin Feather's cabaret, The Dooh Wah Girls in 1990, which toured the country for four years.

Other cabarets under her belt are Dooh Wah Girls, We 3, Juke is King, Jive to the Juke, and Wurlitzer, All of Woman and Shake Your Bootie, all of which have performed to packed houses throughout South Africa.

Her solo cabarets include the hits, Tonya unwrapped, Makin' Whoopee, Liza with a T, Age of Aquarius, A Night In Paris, When Jazz Was King and Born To Diva.

Tonya performed in the look-alike, sound-alike show, Stars in your Eyes, Impersonating her favourite artist, Liza Minnelli, which ran for two seasons at the Carousel .

Tonya has worked extensively for Sun International in numerous extravaganza throughout South Africa.

Tonya had the great honour of being the only local artist to star in the Sun City sensation, Beyond Belief, which ran for 16 months at the Sun City Extravaganza In which  again she impersonated the legendary Liza Minnelli.

In 2007, Tonya co-directed and starred in Convent Girls with fellow performer and friend, Lisa Bobbert, which was nominated for three Durban Mercury awards:  Best Production, Best Direction, and Best lead Actress (for which both Lisa and Tonya were nominated).

Most recently, Tonya has been very much in the corporate function scene, performing for the likes of Investec, Standard Bank, Nedbank, Appletizer, Gillette, S.A. Breweries, Avis, Adcock Ingram,World Travel, VWV, Absa, Discovery, Virgin Active,  to name but a few.

Apart from dazzling Saudi Arabian “royalty”, she has performed in countries such as Australia, Italy, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco.


Durban’s Top Talent at the Rhumbelow Theatre.


R 180-00 a ticket

Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue.

Limited secure parking available    

Booking is essential. 

Bar Available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)

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