May 28, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023 | Sylvan Adams Theatre

Created by Tymisha Harris, Michael Marinaccio, and Tod Kimbro
Starring Tymisha Harris
Directed and Choreographed by Sean Cheesman

Before Ella, Tina, Billie, or Beyoncé – there was Josephine
Josephine Baker was the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. In this multi-award-winning biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre, burlesque, and dance, we follow Baker’s incredible exploits that were groundbreaking for her time and still incredible nearly a century later. So You Think You Can Dance’s Sean Cheesman directs/choreographs and Tymisha Harris stars in this dazzling retelling of her revolutionary life as singer, movie star, WWII spy, civil rights activist, and so much more.

“She should be starring in a movie version directed by Baz Luhrmann.” – RuPaul (about Tymisha Harris)

“Probably the closest to an evening with Josephine Baker as one will ever experience.” – Stagebiz NYC

“Critic’s Pick! Harris is a magnetic performer, strong singer, and high-powered dancer.”San Diego Union Tribune

★★★★★. Tymisha Harris’ performance is a tour de force. Josephine is a triumphant homage to a life worth remembering. Go see this one.” – CBC 


“After years on the Fringe circuit winning over audiences and sweeping awards (including one from us!), we’re so thrilled to give it the Segal Centre sparkle and bring it to the professional mainstage for even more people to enjoy.”

Content Advisory 
The Segal Centre acknowledges that some content may be difficult for some people. We want to provide audiences with the information to care for their well-being and decide what is appropriate for their children. Should you be unsure based on the advisory, please contact us and we will be happy to help you with you decision. 

Age-based restrictions are recommendations only. 

Please note that babes in arms or children under the age of two (2) are not permitted in the theatre unless expressed permission is given by the theatre.  Recommended for 14+

  • Features some Burlesque-style striptease number and tasteful nudity
  • Content includes mention of war, misogyny, and racism
  • Use of theatrical haze and bright lightling


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