ABOUT TONYA KOENDERMAN…
Tonya Koenderman has been hailed by critics as “one of the hottest properties on the cabaret circuit”, and “a pint sized dynamo”. Tonya 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 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”, he has performed in countries such as Australia, Italy, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco, to name but a few. Critics have hailed her as “a pint sized dynamo”, and “spellbinding”.
Tonya will create any show to work with the theme of your function. Here are some shows on offer
a Night in Paris
Around the World
La vie en Rose
This is my life
Fly me to the Moon
Girls on Film
Welcome to Pizzazz
The Convent Girls
Feel Good Ave
Born to Diva
A Night In Paris
We Do House Parties!
- Do you have a group of friends coming round?
- Is it your birthday?
- Is it someone else’s birthday, and you want to give them something special?
- Here’s your answer: We come to your house and do the show for you in your lounge/veranda/or wherever you wish to put us.
- The show consists of My diva self, Tonya Koenderman, star of stage and whatever corner you give me.
- And my two deliciously diva-esque, young, beautiful and flexible dancers…..although they are not nearly as talented and gorgeous as me…….
- We will bring sound, costumes and a world class show right into your home!!!!
- The show has already performed at numerous corporates …..and houses around the country, and includes popular hits like All That Jazz, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, New York New York, Proud Mary, Nutbush City limits, Pata Pata, Big Spender and Many more!!!!! There is interaction, close proximity, and a vibe like you would never get if you were seated in a theatre.