Pieter Toerien Main Theatre
Two of South Africa`s best-loved entertainers join forces for the very first time to create a truly memorable musical show. The ever-popular Andre Schwartz and Coenie de Villiers have collaborated to bring us the heartfelt GRENSLOOS. Says Coenie: `For years we`ve been threatening to create a show together. This is it!`
GRENSLOOS means `without borders`, as well as not weeping about something. But why this title? `We wanted to create an experience that would cross boundaries and borders,` says Andre. `There are wonderful but less well-known songs from France and Holland in the show, and of course also from South Africa. We sing some of our own compositions as well, a few of which have never been heard before by our fans. We aim to present a show without compromises - without borders, as it were - one never knows when the chance will come around again.`
Coenie and Andre grow serious for a moment: `We think ours is a positive gig. We don`t bemoan our lot in life, or cry about anything. It`s incredible to discover the spectrum of songs that conveys precisely this affirmative message of live and let live. Not only across the borders of countries, but also spanning the divides between people, cultures and genders. When all is said and done, people remain just that: people.`
Come and celebrate life in word and song with two of our South Africa`s foremost entertainers.