Josephine

Winner BEST SHOW and OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE, 2016 San Diego Fringe Festival

The story of Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar told through theatre, song and burlesque.
“a power-packed one-woman show…Tymisha Harris knocks it out of the park in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist.” – San Diego Can

“Harris’ work established her as one of Orlando’s best singer/dancers but under Marinaccio’s direction she gets to demonstrate her considerable acting chops as well” – Orlando Weekly

Rating: 8.8. From 9 votes.
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Winner BEST SHOW and OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE, 2016 San Diego Fringe Festival

The story of Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar told through theatre, song and burlesque.
“a power-packed one-woman show…Tymisha Harris knocks it out of the park in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist.” – San Diego Can

“Harris’ work established her as one of Orlando’s best singer/dancers but under Marinaccio’s direction she gets to demonstrate her considerable acting chops as well” – Orlando Weekly

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Reviews of Josephine

  • Josephine

    Talented Young Performer Becomes Josephine Josephine is this year’s must-see Fringe show simply because, for an hour, the audience is treated to the haunting voice and commanding presence of Tymisha Harris. Harris begins the show in a stunning, black-sequined, full-length skirt and black top – a lone figure standing in a single centre spotlight – displaying a combination of elegance and vulnerability. This is one of the many sides of Jospehine Baker, the first African-American international superstar, who married twice before she was 18, spoke out for human rights throughout her life and, during the war, was a spy with the French resistance. Harris’s provocative dance moves and attention-grabbing outfits show the star’s willingness to defy the conventions of the time and reveal all. Yet her throaty blend of jazz…Read More

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Shelley Muir

Wonderful. She has a marvellous voice and presentation style. A great representation of a fab character.

Danielle Carriere

I have been a fan of Josephine Baker for many years and was thrilled to see this play in the Fringe Program. The show was amazing, it was as if Josephine, herself, was on the stage telling her story. I’m at a loss for words to say how much I adored this performance.

Anny Chen

Josephine has had buzz since the first day, so my two cents are completely unnecessary. Regardless, this is a great show through and through — wonderful singing and music, beautiful burlesque and hilarious audience interaction, incisive comments about Black experience. Definitely go see it!

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