A new musical that tells the story of African-American women through Top-40 music from the '30s through the '90s, including hits like "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said" and "I Will Survive." More…
After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away. In the process, they share their stories through hit tunes, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 1960s to the empowerment of the 1990s.
"What do you get when you combine five powerful singers, one great story and lots of hit music? You get a new hit Off-Broadway musical called “SISTAS”. When I walked into the theatre on West 46th street, I really did not know what to expect. With “SISTAS”, I have found a solid DIAMOND!" Full Review
"I was so moved as I watched the women share their pasts and reflect upon the history of African-American women. Sistas included so many classic and favorite songs, that the audience often chimed in and sang along. I highly recommend this show to everyone! Not only does it have such an incredible message, but the beauty and talent of the cast should not be missed." Full Review
"The musical manages to squeeze almost a century’s worth of black women’s history into an hour and a half of smiles and song. If nothing else, it is informative and laughter invoking. It merely scratches the surface of issues faced by African American women but overall is an enjoyable experience." Full Review
"A sweet and sassy if slightly rickety little show...The script is obvious, and the acting is mostly just competent. But the real reason you’re there is for the songs. In the end it’s a good-natured, low-budget evening with plenty of humor and some impressive voices. You could do a lot worse." Full Review
"The jukebox musical is usually a cop-out. "Sistas: The Musical," a touching though reductive chronicle of black female America, is a victim of this phenomenon. With songs once sung by artists from Billie Holiday to Beyoncé, the production charms with its voices but forgoes depth and focus in an attempt to cover too much ground." Full Review
for a previous production "The show works so hard to tell its strained story, in fact, that before long it starts feeling like a revue with debilitating delusions of grandeur — as if it wants to sing rather than speak, but is afraid it won’t make its Big Points if it does." Full Review
See it if you want to see and hear 5 marvelous performers singing everything from gospel to Supremes; you appreciate wonderful vocal talent
Don't see it if you don't enjoy good musical theater on a small scale
See it if I was surprised at how good this musical play was. Acting, story, music and dancing were excellent and at times very moving.
Don't see it if Can't think of a good reason not to see it unless you don't like to feel emotional at times.
See it if you have love for African-American music through the decades. The original cast was an absolute delight in this engaging family story
Don't see it if you don't like to have your heart-strings tugged. There will be laughter and tears!
See it if You are a music lover. Enjoy good story telling. Like intimate settings.
Don't see it if If you aren't a fan of music because there's tons of it. Don't care for an all female cast.
See it if you love music and want to see a show where African women unite and rehash their triumphs and failures after the matriarch has passed away.
Don't see it if you do not like music and quite honestly, are prejudiced.
See it if you are looking for a musical with meaning and great songs--many ingrained in our culture--sung by extremely talented women.
Don't see it if do not believe our America should be celebrated as a multicultural place with a history of struggle and a promise of equality.
See it if you want a surprisingly good time. I had seen the preview clips and I don't think that does the show justice. I really enjoyed.
Don't see it if you prefer dancing and more staging costumes than acting and singing.
See it if you love great music wonderfully wrapped around a history lesson, with great actresses who can sing and bring humor to a serious subject.
Don't see it if if you think because its' off broadway that it won't live up to your standards.
See it if You want a really fun, enjoyable evening with some great songs and some very personable actresses.
Don't see it if You expect a high production value big broadway production. This is a small show.
See it if You love empowering songs sung by talented women
Don't see it if Topics covering race, religion, gender are of no interest to you or if you dislike musicals. Acting isn't the smoothest, but singing superb!
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