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UrbanArias Production of ‘Josephine’ Featuring Melissa Wimbish Reviewed in The Washington Post

WimbishinJOSEPHINE1UrbanArias production of Tom Cipullo’s Josephine at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 3 received a review in The Washington Post titled “UrbanArias visits Baker, Stein and Picasso in Paris, and beyond.” Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Music) sang the role of Josephine Baker. “Beautifully prepared, vocally stunning, and theatrically riveting, Wimbish effortlessly held the audience in her hand throughout this one-woman show. Her nuanced portrayal of the immensely talented and complex Baker, whose career spanned sensational success in French cabaret and film to civil rights activism in the United States, brimmed with confident vitality,” wrote critic Patrick Rucker. Read the full review here.

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