(WJBK) - "Sistas" is making its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre April 20 - May 15. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester.
"Sistas" celebrates the role of women in history, especially African-American women, through songs you already know. With songs ranging from "Oh Happy Day" to "I Will Survive" and the music of artists from Billie Holiday to Beyonce, you'll be tempted to sing along.
"The women gather in the attic of their grandmother's house to get ready for her service and share memories," says Travis Walter, MBT artistic director. "They take us on a journey from the 1930s through the 60s and into the 90s, and they use music to do it. The songs are great. Everyone will know so many of them. It's a great way for MBT to tell another story that we know our audiences will love to hear."
Tickets range from $27 to $42 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.