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.
See it if You like the music. It's definitely great favorites. The cast is good though a couple are great. This is vehicle to deliver the music.
Don't see it if Very simple staging and simple sory. Though some more interesting plots are thrown in, none is really developed.
See it if The song selection is great and the singing is pretty good.
Don't see it if You dislike revue style shows, while there is a story thread that connects the songs it's more of a theme than a fully fleshed out story.
See it if If you like the music from 30's up till 90's. Very uplifting, good staging and directing.
Don't see it if If you do not like period pieces that deals on musical subjects.
See it if Fragments of famous songs covering black feminist history for the last century. The performers were good.
Don't see it if It was like those Time Life CD infomercials where they play a little bit of each song. The characters and plot were thin.
See it if you enjoy a good story, with lots of songs you are sure to know, woven in to make for a fun experience. Light moments and reflective points.
Don't see it if you want heavy drama - this is a light, family based story. Some sound issues with mics to loud or too low.
See it if After the passing of a family they go through the attic and found item of the pass. Singing great/power songs.
Don't see it if If you do not like singing, looking at the past.
See it if you enjoy a musical drama about not just the African American women's movement but a powerful musical play about all women's rights.
Don't see it if you do not like songs and dialogue about the women's rights or the civil rights movement.
See it if You like small shows with good, solid staging and production value, cabaret style musicals with characters telling their story through song.
Don't see it if You don't like stories with squabbling sisters.
See it if you are interested in stories about generational relationships in families and the black woman experience, specifically through music.
Don't see it if you would not enjoy a feminist point of view or stories about the black struggle.
See it if You want to see a plot thin - family moment in time - with charming characters and great voices. I enjoyed it!
Don't see it if You want a strong plot. This is a story the women of a family going through the attic after a family member dies. Jukebox musical.
See it if you like a musical exploration of African American women's trials and tribulations through generations, wonderful songs and fine singing.
Don't see it if dislike a sometimes manipulative presentation of the themes of a play and musicals in general.
See it if another girls-nite-out is on the agenda. Grandma's dead, going thru her stuff, need memorial song. Good story-telling, strong song search.
Don't see it if a family's walk down memory lane isn't your thing. Song selections often funny, sometimes melancholic & touching, all well sung & performed.
See it if You have strong supportive women in your life for whom you are thankful. Great reminder of who is in our lives. See it with BFF or sisters.
Don't see it if You can't relate to strong women, or if you don't like Motown type music.
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 you want to hear good voices sing relevant songs in a happy musical.
Don't see it if You want to see a play that deals with more drama. this is a light-hearted play with a bare bones set.
See it if you want to feel good and listen to great singers as they tell a story on a simple stage.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals; or prefer staging and theater that is more upscale.
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!
See it if A fun show with some decent singing entertaining but not great
Don't see it if You’re overly critical or expecting great singing or an intense book
See it if A great production at a shabby off-broadway venue; African American women’s history smartly woven into a jukebox; lots of joy with bit tears
Don't see it if Some tech problems with the projector & mic; Hard movable chairs; The production encourages Sing Along, so let’s hope ppl sitting next to..
See it if you want to listen to a played story of the struggles of black women along with bits and pieces of music thrown in.
Don't see it if you're expecting a light, good humored musical.
Also i get the struggles, but it was a bit preachy.
See it if You want to see a likable show centered on African American women with incredible singing.
Don't see it if You are a highly discriminating theatre-goer. Cliched characters, threadbare plot. Reminded me of a Golden Girls clip show episode.