Television audiences are going to get the chance to enjoy the off-Broadway musical that has New York audiences on their feet and singing out loud: Sistas. As previously reported, a live performance of the long-running show was adapted to film, and now, the Sistas film will be broadcast on BET (Black Entertainment Television) on October 27. Check your local listings for airtimes, and if you’re in NYC, stop by the St. Luke’s Theatre to see this heartwarming musical live.
A celebration of African American women’s history, Sistas centers around a group of sisters who come together to pick a song for their grandmother’s memorial service. Gathered in her attic, going through her keepsakes, they become aware of her profound contributions to their family’s history and to the community. In the process, the sisters share their individual stories of heartache and triumph, using a playlist of more than 30 popular songs made famous over a 100-year period.
Sistas includes familiar songs like “Strange Fruit,” “R.E.S.P.E.C.T,” “Single Ladies,” “Stormy Weather” and “Society’s Child.”
Check out the trailer for the Sistas film below.