Written and performed by Cheryl Howard and directed by Ian Streicher, the unforgettable story from the one and only Josephine Baker springs to life in this tightly woven perform featuring a number of of Baker's signature songs. The story follows Josephine on her journey from conservative St. Louis, Missouri for the risqu¨¦ cabarets in the Rue Pigalle, France, from tiny woman to showgirl. Howard provides voice to this uncensored and emotional tale by way of an array of fascinating female characters: Josephine's domineering mother, Carrie McDonald; fellow chorus lady Lydia Jones; Ada "Bricktop" Smith, proprietor with the infamous nightclub "Bricktop's in Montmarte..<br>." And ultimately a raw, fearless portrayal of Ms. Baker herself inside a series of defining moments: from your hilarious antics which rescued her through the obscurity of the chorus, to the humiliation of being shunned by a narrow-minded American public, to her life-long lookup for unconditional appreciate..<br>. compelled during it all by an enduring passion to live existence to the fullest.
Cheryl Howard has toured and executed extensively during the United States and Europe. Broadway credits contain: Bebe in Dance a little Closer; in the American Position Theatre corporation as Zora Neale Hurston in their production Zora; on the MCC theatre examining of Black and White as Kali; Adele in Golden Motors for the Flea Theatre. Regionally, she has starred since the Witch in Into the Woods; Mazeppa in Gypsy; Pattie Mae in House, the Audio; LaLa in the Colored Museum; Josephine Baker in Lucky from the Rain; Miss Monisha in Tin Pan Alley Rag; and Muzzie in Completely Current Millie. Cheryl has starred as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls in Berlin, Germany, and as Josephine Baker in Josephine: The Audio, which toured all through Europe, winning her a Golden Heart Award for Best Actress in a very Music and Very best Music. She has taught Music Theatre Workshops in the Stages Performing Arts Academy in St. Louis, MO and holds a B.A. in theatre arts from Rutgers University and a Masters degree in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis.
The Sensational Josephine Baker was presented as being a examining in EAT's One Lady Standing sequence last season. The Off-Broadway premiere manufacturing characteristics costumes by Nicole Wee, lighting by G. Ben Swope, set by Tim McMath, music by Peter Saxe, sound by Aaron Blank and visual projections by David Bengali.
Founded in 1993, the mission of EMERGING Performers THEATRE should be to present a dynamic home for emerging writers and performers, to produce their operate from an strategy to a completely realized manufacturing. From the past 18 many years, Eat has premiered over 300 new operates, garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for Capathia Jenkins in (Mis)Knowing Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story, received the American Theatre Wing Award for Steady Excellence in Theatre, and was named Ideal Off-Off-Broadway Theater Business in NYC for Actors to Deliver the results With by Back Stage. Through its 2010- 2011 season, under the Artistic Direction of Paul Adams, Take in will showcase in excess of two dozen new runs.