Sistas the Musical

Carribean Life – June 30, 2011 – Original Article

“Sistas The Musical” is a highly anticipated new musical from playwright Dorothy Marcic. Sistas will premiere at Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York on Monday, July 11.

Sistas is the story of African-American women told through popular music, from “God Bless the Child” to “Destiny’s Child,” taking audience members on a musical journey from “Mama Said” to “Mr. Big Stuff” to “Tyrone” to “Single Ladies.”

Sistas opens with a family’s search for what’s important after a tragedy. Their voyage takes them through old family emblems as the audience walks down memory lane with the piece into a musical celebration.

Overall, Sistas is a story about friendship, family and the important things in life. “I wrote ‘Sistas The Musical’ because I love the music of African-American women,” states playwright Dorothy Marcic. “And I saw how the music tells their story and how uplifting that story is. It’s the story of love, of family, of overcoming obstacles and ultimate triumph of spirit.”

“Sistas The Musical” is a part of The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its twelfth year, celebrating the diversity of theatre. Sistas will run from Monday, July 11 – Sunday, July 31 (selected dates; see below) at June Havoc Theatre – Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018.

The cast of ‘Sistas’ includes: Angela K. Thomas, Gayle Samuels, Briana Davis, Patrice Covington and Jennifer Fouche.*

About the Playwright: Dr. Dorothy Marcic is a professor at Columbia University and a former Fulbright Scholar, author of 14 books, including “Managing with the Wisdom of Love” and “RESPECT: Women and Popular Music” (upon which her first musical was based) and most recently, “Love Lift Me Higher.” She lives in Nashville and New York.

About the Director: Kenneth Ferrone recently Associate Directed the Broadway musical, Wonderland as well as the Off-Broadway premiere of In Transit. Recent New York credits include work at Primary Stages, Atlantic Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Robert Moss Theatre, the Hudson Theatre, and NYC International Fringe Festival. Regionally, Kenneth has worked at the Alley Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Steppenwolf, and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

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Performance Dates:

  • Monday, July 11 ∙ 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 14 ∙ 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 21 ∙ 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23 ∙ 1:45 p.m.
  • Friday, July 29 ∙ 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31 ∙ 3:00 p.m.

Running Time: 120 minutes


June Havoc Theatre

312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor

(between 8th & 9th avenues)

New York, N.Y. 10018


A∙C ∙E to 34th Street stop

*All actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)

Posted 12:00 am, June 30, 2011