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Sunday, September 11, 2022


The Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban presents A Night In Paris on September 18, 2022, at 14h00.

This powerful show starring Tonya Koenderman encapsulates the love of drama and romance as only the French can do.  It features songs from the ever-passionate Edith Piaf: La Vie En Rose, Mon Dieux, and Je Ne Regrette Rien. Not to be forgotten are classics from Jacques Brel such as Ne Me Quitte Pas, Chanson des vieux amants, Yves Moutin’s Autumn Leaves or Charles Aznavour’s Quiet Love.

On a lighter note, Tonya portrays the fun and folly of Paris with classics such as C’est Magnifique, Habanera, and the ever sassy Le Jazz Hot.

The show is half in English and half in French so those without the luxury of speaking French can still understand and be transported by this poised and powerful performer.

A Night in Paris is entertainment as only the French can do, and is bound to pull at audiences’ heartstrings.

Koenderman has been hailed by critics as "one of the hottest properties on the cabaret circuit", and "a pint-sized dynamo".

She started her career fresh out of drama school with Kevin Feather's cabaret, The Dooh Wah Girls in 1990, which ran on and off 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, Divas to a T, Around The World, When Jazz Was King, The Convent Girls, Bassey and Me and Born To Diva.

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

She 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 she again impersonated the legendary Liza Minnelli.

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

There is only one performance at Rhumbelow – Sunday, September 18 at 14h00. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for drinks)

Tickets R180. Picnic baskets may be brought to the venue, or food can be purchased onsite – burgers, wors rolls, chicken pops and chips, cheesy Russians, snack baskets etc. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). The venue opens 90 minutes before each show for snacks/drinks.

Limited secure parking available.

Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

For more information contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636 or visit

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo, Durban.