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Growing Old Disgracefully

Join international cabaret artist Tonya Koenderman and sassy saxophonist/pianist Connie Bentlage in their hilarious comedy cabaret, Growing Old Disgracefully – a light-hearted, frank look at the funny side of ageing – on stage at Casta Diva’s Vissi d’Arte Theatre on 2 March at 19:30.

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Tonya Koenderman and Connie Bentlage

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 and enjoy a glass of wine with this decadent duo and delight in an evening of laughter and tears.
      All your favourite songs will be featured – with a wicked twist. The evergreen but, perhaps, dated ‘My Favorite Things’ has been rebooted to embrace more age-appropriate themes. ‘All About That Bass’ is now an ode to make-up and other anti-ageing tools, while the classic ‘Memories’, from the musical Cats, is now about… well, we can’t remember.
     Tonya Koenderman and Connie Bentlage are two consummate performers with numerous cabaret and musical theatre productions under their belts.
     Koenderman has been hailed by critics as ‘one of the hottest properties on the cabaret circuit’ and is a respected Liza Minnelli impersonator. She has performed in numerous award-winning shows to packed houses and has received acclaim for her solo cabaret productions.
     Bentlage is acclaimed both as a performer and for her skill as a musical director. In addition to her successful career in musical theatre, she has appeared at some of the country’s top musical events, sharing the stage with the likes of Michael Jackson, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Neill Solomon, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, Oliver Mtukudzi and Ray Phiri.
     With Growing Old Disgracefully, you can look forward to a side-splitting night of entertainment and fun from these two accomplished artists. Sorry in advance for the new laugh lines. Growing Old Disgracefully will be on at Casta Diva’s Vissi d’Arte Theatre on 2 March at 19:30. Tickets cost R150. To book, email:, call or WhatsApp 081 542 4449, or call 012 542 4449.

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