Nov 21, 2019
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Dec 1, 2019

The Dark Star From Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker

“Dark Star Shines Bright”
– Jerry Tallmer, The New York Post

World Premiere
Book by Glynn Borders
Music and Lyrics by Mario E. Sprouse
Directed by Tai Thompson
Choreography by Kim Grier-Martinez

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The Dark Star From Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker follows the journey of 19-year-old Josephine Baker, from her arrival in Paris in 1925, as a company member of La Revue Negre, to her rise to stardom in Europe. Josephine is cast as the comic dancer who crosses her eyes and can’t keep up, but before long , her talent as a singer and “exotic” dancer takes her to center stage and the launch of her career. As a young woman in a foreign land, she navigates sudden fame, a new language, racial acceptance in Paris and the violent Jim Crow laws back home in America. Find out more at www.thedarkstarfromharlem.com

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