Tickets: $69.50, $39.50
Sistas: The Musical is an uplifting musical about an African-American family that segues from the days of Jim Crow to the present and covers a range of topics, including segregation, the women’s movement and the meaning of love and control.
Based on interviews conducted with black women over a six-year period, the musical also uses a playlist of songs made famous by artists such as Billie Holiday, Lena Horn, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and others.
The narrative is stitched together using the lyrics of songs that capture the mood and speak to the issues of each period and time—“Strange Fruit,” “Society’s Child,” “Taint Nobody’s Business;” to expressions of self-worth and independence – “I am Not My Hair” by India.Arie, Alicia Keyes’ “A Woman’s Worth,” “Golden” by Jill Scott and, Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone.”
In the end, the women find strength in each others’ stories and arrive at a way to best honor the memory of their beloved Grandma – a seminal figure in their development as strong and accomplished women.