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A close up, darkly lit image of a burlesque singer at an old fashioned microphone

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play is an international award-winning one-woman biographical musical 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. 

Tymisha Harris stars in this dazzling retelling of Josephine Baker’s revolutionary life as singer, movie star, WWII spy, civil rights activist, and cultural icon.

Born in St. Louis, MO in 1906, Josephine Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States, but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early 1920s. She starred alongside white leading men in romantic films in the 1930s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term “drag” existed in the lexicon. She was also a spy for the French Resistance, a civil rights activist, and the mother of 12 adopted children from four continents. Her success in France and Europe often gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in America.

Producer/Director/co-Creator Michael Marinaccio notes, “In a period of profound division in the world, we are excited to present the story of a woman who broke boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality in a time before America had begun coming to terms with the concept of diversity.”  

Please note, this show contains: use of theatrical haze and strobe lighting, mature themes or subject matter, partial nudity, occasional use of strong language, and is intended for mature audiences. 


Regular $36
Member $33
Young Audience $18
Supported $18

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