Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play
The critically acclaimed off-Broadway show Josephine is a burlesque cabaret dream play that combines cabaret, theatre, and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist. Please note: the show is intended for adult audiences, as it contains adult content and nudity.
Born in St. Louis in 1906, Josephine Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States, but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early ’20s. She starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the ’30s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term “drag” existed in the lexicon. Her adopted country of France gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in America.
“Tymisha Harris’ performance is a tour de force.” ~ Staff Pick – CBC
“As the last notes of La Vie en Rose hang in the air, we jump to our feet to give our enthralling leading lady the standing ovation she so richly deserves. You’ve heard of a triple threat? Add another dozen skills and you have Tymisha Harris.” ~ Broadway Baby
Tickets: $35 Members, $40 Non-Members (+applicable taxes & fees)
Created by Tymisha Harris, Michael Moarinaccio, and Tod Kimbro
Performed by Tymisha Harris
Directed and produced by Michael Marinaccio
Book and music direction by Tod Kimbro
Stage managed by Lindsay Taylor