Open run | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Sistas - The Musical

From 151 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.


Member Reviews (151)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever
84
Avg Score

73
Great singing, Intelligent, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Good singing and a story worth telling. A good show about family.

Don't see it if only like modern songs and don't care about the past and how they form personalities.

90
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.

99
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.

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Tuneful, Touching

See it if Entertaining with a good story and wonderful voices.

Don't see it if you don't like lively music.

92
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.

76
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if These 5 women are great singers, the lines are clever and the show is very good!

Don't see it if you are a teenager because those songs are old for you!

60
Terrible sound, Strange fruit followed by sing-a-long?, Missed the mark, Potential but unprofessional

See it if You get tickets for less than $20 and you have very low expectations or little experience with good theater. Some teens will like it.

Don't see it if you have other options

100
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.

81
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy sistas singing and giving a great history lesson

Don't see it if You aren't interested in black history

100
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.

100
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

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Must see

See it if Great musical with great cast

Don't see it if Off Broadway

82
Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to learn history of African American women. Or simply want to enjoy many smash-hit songs are made into one story.

Don't see it if you want purely listen to actresses' voice (audiences were singing together at most songs! this is why I love off-broadway show)

100
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

100
Hilarious, Funny, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You love Motown, R&B and musicals. This is a fun show and you will love dancing (or at least toe-tapping) and singing along.

Don't see it if You want to see an on-Broadway show. This is off the beaten track but so worth it!

100
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

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you want to see a lively,upbeat performance.

Don't see it if you want a big splashy broadway performance. This is a small theater.

71
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if Like top 40 music used in a great way. Like stories about women!

Don't see it if IF you don't like stories about women...

100
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

90
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

80
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Resonant, Soulful

See it if you love Motown, you want to know more about black culture and the importance of music in people's lives, or you want to hear great singing

Don't see it if you are expecting a big production, or you have an aversion to jukebox musicals.

100
Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if Great show

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

100
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!

85
Clever, Entertaining, Cliched, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you like the classic pop song book sung by some dynamite ladies. You may hear some of your favorites tied to a simple but engaging story.

Don't see it if you are looking for fancy production values - this is very basic. And the storyline might strike some as simplistic. But the music makes it.

90
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.


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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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 ...
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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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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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