Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play
Thursday, September 17, 7:00PM
Friday, September 18, 7:00PM
The one-woman musical biographical play about the iconic Josephine Baker that won awards at festivals across the U.S. and Canada will be performed on the Morris Museum’s Back Deck, continuing our season of socially distant performance!
Josephine is a 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.
Josephine Baker was born in St. Louis in 1906 and achieved only moderate success in the United States, but became an international superstar after moving to Europe in 1924. She starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the 30’s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term “drag” was commonly used/known. She was a spy for the French Resistance in WWII, a civil rights activist, and mother to 12 adopted children. Her success often gave her the opportunity to live free from the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in America.
Created by Tymisha Harris, Michael Marinaccio and Tod Kimbro. Book and Musical Direction by Tod Kimbro, performed by Tymisha Harris. Directed and Produced by Michael Marinaccio.
The Morris Museum is grateful to our exclusive hotel sponsor, Hyatt House Morristown for providing artist accommodation for this production.
Tickets are available to Members exclusively until Saturday, August 15 when they go on sale to the general public. All blocks are $60 for an 8’x8′ block which accommodates up to 2 patrons. Patrons are welcome to arrive as early as 5:30PM to set up and enjoy the evening sun. Recommended for ages 16 and up.
To purchase tickets over the phone, call the box office at 973-971-3706.
Tickets must be ordered in advance by phone or online only. The rain date decision will be made by 12:00pm day of the event. Bring Your Own Chairs. Chairs will not be provided.
- We ask that you delay your visit or do not come to the museum if you have had unprotected exposure to someone with Covid-19, are currently ill, or showing signs of Covid-19* such as:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- *This is not a comprehensive list; please review CDC guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html