New York | 1h 30m | Open run

Sistas - The Musical

From 6 critic and 142 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever

About the show

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.

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"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

Macaroni Kid

"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

Rolling Out

"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

The New York Times

"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

Talkin' Broadway

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

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if Love music from the 20's to now

Don't see it if Don't like family shows

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Great talent

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

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent

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.

Ambitious, Edgy, Hilarious, Intelligent, Raunchy

See it if You're ready for a unapologetic story grounded in truth and family.

Don't see it if You're easily frightened by change.

Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Must see

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!

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You love music from way back when. Entertaining.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy music with not much of a story line

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Epic

See it if you enjoy the women of soul and r n b

Don't see it if you cannot step outside of your own culture

Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if Great show

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining

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.

Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy great singing by all members of the cast.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy a female bonding experience.

Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You love a great new musical.

Don't see it if You want the commonplace.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if Love music, and sisterly bonds

Don't see it if Refuse to learn through life's experiences

Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Must see

See it if Great musical with great cast

Don't see it if Off Broadway

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Edgy

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.

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like musicals with a great story line and enjoy listening to great singers.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant

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.

Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

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.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a family friendly show

Don't see it if you don't want a family friendly show

Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you love soulful music delivered by a talented female cast as this one will not disappoint.

Don't see it if you're looking for a complex, unique plot. It's not there. Just family drama.

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You’re interested in good music, great singing and just a good ole feel good musical

Don't see it if If you’re expecting a fancy set or not really into soulful music

Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You love good singing and an intelligent show

Don't see it if If black history is not your thing, however entertaining it may be.

2$ set but 2 million dollar performances! actress/singers are superb. what fun!

See it if You want to see dynamite singer/actors in a feel good show. Like Motown but Better.

Don't see it if you hate $2 sets.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing, Intense

See it if you like old, epic music sung by powerful vocalists.

Don't see it if don't like musicals with political undertones.

Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Fun

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.

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