Patrice Covington, Briana Davis, Angela K. Thomas Cast in Sistas: The Musical – by Andrew Gans – July 5, 2011

SISTAS: The Musical, the story of African-American women told through popular music, from “God Bless the Child” to Destiny’s Child, will begin 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 1930’s through the Girl Groups of the 60’s to the empowerment of the 90’s.” 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.