“The production, directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely, is dazzling, with a parade of beautiful sets by Paul Tate dePoo III, and countless opulent costumes by Eduardo Sicangco.”

-Bradenton Herald

“The costumes, along with scenic designer Paul Tate dePoo III’s Erte-sculpted sets, are magnificent and well worth the price of admission.”

-Your Observer

“With a stage filled with gorgeous costumes, scenery and lighting, bright performances and lively dance routines set to catchy songs, “Josephine” is a musical that celebrates an old-fashioned kind of stage razzmatazz while telling the story of Josephine Baker.”

-Herald Tribune






Direction + Choreography: 

Joey McKneely

Scenic Design:

Paul Tate dePoo III    

Costume Design:

Eduardo Sicangco   

Lighting Design: 

Brian Nason

Projection Design: 

Alex Basco Koch 

Sound Design: 

Justin Stasiw 


* Asolo Rep presents the world-premiere of Josephine, the original new musical bound for Broadway following its Sarasota run. The entrancing Josephine Baker was beautiful, ambitious, and the toast of Europe at the height of her fame in the 1920s-30s. Directed and choreographed by Tony nominated Joey McKneely and starring Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist Deborah Cox