Sistas - The Musical
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Sistas - The Musical

Sistas - The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

(178 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever

A joyful musical that honors black women through history, set to top hits from the '30-'90s.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (178)

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232 Reviews | 20 Followers
Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a relevant story being staged and sung by talented actresses

Don't see it if You like comedies and dramas

80 Reviews | 51 Followers
Female story, Minimal staging, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if A musical that honor women through the history of the 30’s to 90’s. Like the music of that time.

Don't see it if Bare setting , race issues, African American women struggles, great oldies music.

131 Reviews | 6 Followers
Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like the "oldies but goodies" songs that make you tap your feet and bob your head

Don't see it if you're looking for a highly polished Broadway event.

477 Reviews | 119 Followers
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy pieces that are, first and foremost, educational didactic.

Don't see it if You dislike pieces that are more concerned with education, to the point where the characters and plot suffer. Read more

34 Reviews | 5 Followers
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You love R&B, have close ties to your family, and want to see a fun show

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of jukebox musicals

5 Reviews | 0 Followers

See it if you enjoy chick flicks, good singing and acting and has something to say about life.

Don't see it if you need fast paced dialogue.

114 Reviews | 11 Followers
During previews
Clever, Dated, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You have sisters and/ or sister in laws. It’s been around a long time. Good idea of some of the sibling dynamics.

Don't see it if Are not into female family drama.

460 Reviews | 238 Followers
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if A sweet bold show tells the ups&downs of Black legends thru 40 hits abt race,religion, family,&gender.A pleasant eve w incredible music&fun

Don't see it if I wish they had a full orchestra to back up those amazing voices. Yet go&see why this timeless show has been running for more than ten years

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
October 28th, 2011
For a previous production

"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."
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Talkin' Broadway
July 12th, 2011
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."
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October 24th, 2011
For a previous production

"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."
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May 30th, 2013
For a previous production

"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."
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April 2nd, 2012
For a previous production

"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!"
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Macaroni Kid
June 16th, 2014
For a previous production

"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."
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