Patrice Covington, Briana Davis, Angela K. Thomas Are ‘Sistas’ in New Musical Starting July 11
Sistas: The Musical, the story of African-American women told through popular music, from “God Bless the Child” to Destiny’s Child, begins a limited run of six performances July 11 at the Abingdon Theater’s June Havoc Theater.
Directed by Kenneth Ferrone, the cast includes Patrice Covington, Briana Davis, Jennifer Fouche, Gayle Samuels and Angela K. Thomas.
“After a matriarch’s death,” press notes state, “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.”
Dorothy Marcic, who also wrote Respect, penned the libretto.
Performances are scheduled for July 11 at 6 PM, July 14 at 5 PM, July 21 at 8:30 PM, July 23 at 1:45 PM, July 29 at 8:30 PM and July 31 at 3 PM.