CLOSED on March 12, 2020 at St Lukes Theatre – Saturdays and Sundays- 4:30 PM
SISTAS THE MUSICAL is a musical journey of African-American women from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé
3–time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a musical journey of a multi generational African-American family.Using the lyrics of songs made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horn, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and many others.
Sistas is a musical play that tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs, of being Black in America; of being a woman in America – as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family.
“After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair” and “A Woman’s Worth.”
Moving from the days of Jim Crow to the present, the narrative is presented through songs like Strange Fruit, Society’s Child, Taint Nobody’s Business, right up to the present with more contemporary songs of worth and independence – I am Not My Hair by India Arie, Alicia Keyes’ A Woman’s Worth, Golden by Jill Scott.
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Sistas: the Musical, the story of African-American women through Top-40 music, is produced by 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle, written by Dorothy Marcic (writer of “RESPECT: The Musical,” which has played in 20 cities), and directed by Kenneth Ferrone.