Sistas - The Musical
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Sistas - The Musical
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Sistas - The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(167 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
8%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (167)

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Cute, Great music, Entertaining, Fluffy

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.

68
Great music, Entertaining

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.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
October 28th, 2011

"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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Backstage
October 24th, 2011

"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

"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

"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

"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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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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