Sistas - The Musical
Ends Sep 2022 1h 25m
Sistas - The Musical
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Sistas - The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(175 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
9%
Negative
2%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (175)

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324 Reviews | 84 Followers
18
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

192 Reviews | 20 Followers
88
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

76 Reviews | 4 Followers
73
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.

181 Reviews | 115 Followers
During previews
84
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

112 Reviews | 6 Followers
During previews
77
Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Loved the music. Very enthusiastic singing. Family story abount African American experience.

Don't see it if Bare set, race issues, African American struggles, oldies music, not much depth. fluffy at times

52 Reviews | 3 Followers
During previews
85
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.

25 Reviews | 1 Follower
During previews
64
Cliched, Disappointing

See it if It’s just ok. A very mediocre show. Not much character development. No original music.

Don't see it if Skip it

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
During previews
82
Good singing, Delightful, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if the songs told the story

Don't see it if it was a bit deeper than i initially thought

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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Backstage
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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R
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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C
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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