May 28, 2023 – Jun 18, 2023

Sylvan Adams Theatre

Segal Centre for Performing Arts / 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal,


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 cabaret that combines music, 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 a 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