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Monday, May 23, 2016


 (Tonya Koenderman)

Well known cabaret artist Tonya Koenderman will be in Pietermaritzburg with her new one-man show, Born To Diva which has two performances at the Hexagon Dive on May 27 and 28

The show promises to be “a musical feast with serial thrillers and gorgeous, slightly revealing costumes” All your old favourites are featured: Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Nina Simone, to name but a few.

In true diva style, Tonya adds her own saucy touch to evergreens: Diamonds are forever, My Baby Just Cares for me, Pata Pata, Special Star, Simply the Best, Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary, All That Jazz and New York New York. No diva show would be complete without an opera song, and Tonya performs the classic Habanera as only a true opera diva would.
Critics have described the show as “Sizzling!”, “Captivating” and “Top class cabaret”.  The show has already been to Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, East London, Cape Town, George, Durban and even Mauritius, and has received standing ovations, and rave reviews.

Born to Diva will have performances at the Hexagon Dive on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus on May 27 and 28 at 19h00 for 19h30. (Doors open at 18h45)

Picnic shows (bring food, but no drinks – there is a cash bar) Tickets R90 booked through