Combining cabaret, theatre, and burlesque, this award-winning show will knock your socks off!


Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

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Tickets also available as part of Josephine Double Feature

Audience Advisory: Intended for adult audiences as the show contains adult content and nudity. 

This one-woman musical tells the story of Josephine Baker, the first African American international superstar, and one of the 20th century’s most formidable icons. Born in St. Louis in 1906, Josephine rose to fame after moving to Europe, where she shattered race, gender, and sexuality stereotypes that included: sharing top billing alongside white romantic leading men in movies, multiple interracial marriages and same sex relationships, performing drag before the term was even common lexicon, becoming a spy in World War II, civil rights activist, and mother to 12 adopted children.

Josephine’s fascinating and remarkable life story is brought to life in a dazzling display of talent by Tymisha Harris, who also co-wrote the show. Josephine is a tour-de-force show that will leave you inspired and uplifted by a legendary and fearless woman, who was truly light years ahead of her time.

This performance is part of a double bill of incredible theatre—be sure to check out the Josie and Grace: A Mostly Historical Cabaret Dream Play event page too! Both shows are part of the Josephine Double Feature ticket series.

"Tymisha Harris' performance is a tour de force.”—CBC

About Tymisha Harris

Performer/Costume Designer/Choreographer



Tymisha Harris (aka “Tush”) has been performing professionally for over 20 years. Her early credits include assistant choreographer and backup dancing for the ‘90s pop group N*SYNC, backup dancer for LFO, multiple roles at Universal Studios Orlando, and a featured role in the hit movie series, Bring It On.

More recent endeavors include the national tour of Rock of Ages, a European tour with the innovative and world-renowned Pilobulus Dance Theater Company and founding member and Assistant Director/Choreographer of the successful Orlando-based troupe, VarieTease.


About Michael Marinaccio


Michael has been a successful Producer, Director, Actor and Teacher in Central Florida and beyond for over 20 years. A BFA Theatre Performance graduate of The University of Central Florida, Michael has participated directly in hundreds of theatrical productions. As a collaborator, he has helped create over 20 original theatre pieces, and has produced and directed dozens of new works. He is currently employed as the Festival Producer of Orlando Fringe.


About Tod Kimbro

Playwright/Musical Director

Tod Kimbro has written over 25 plays and musicals since 1997, including My Illustrious Wasteland, which was presented Off-Broadway at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival. His 2000 musical LOUD was nominated for the M Elizabeth Osborn Award, a national prize for emerging playwrights. Tod is also an accomplished pianist and singer and has released two albums of original music.


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