Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical


  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States

Brava! for Women in the Arts, Anthony Ken, LLC, Sheryl Lee Ralph & the D.I.V.A Foundation present

Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical

February 17 - March 13, 2016
Wednesdays  7pm / Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm / Sunday 2pm &  7pm

Performed with electric exuberance
— The New York Times

Nominated in 5 categories for NY's prestigious Audelco Award for Excellence in Black Theater!

The smash hit of last season, Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical returns for another LIMITED ENGAGEMENT in 2016, with new songs and design! Don't miss the critically acclaimed musical hit that celebrates the life of the original 1970's Disco Queen, Sylvester. Broadway star Anthony Wayne sings, lives, and breathes life as iconic singer and songwriter.
Also featuring Anastacia McCleskey (of Broadway's Book of Mormon, Priscilla, and Hair) and Jacqueline B. Arnold as Two Tons of Fun/The Weather Girls, DeAnne Stewart, Rahmel McDade, and a rocking 5-piece band that will have you dancing in the aisles!

With songs like "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," "Can't Stop Dancing," and "You Are My Friend," this show tells the life story of Sylvester. Beyond all the trials, tribulations, glitz, and glamour of his lifestyle, he was iconic for being unapologetically FABULOUS.


Special performances benefiting Bay Area organizations:

Thursday, February 18: SF AIDS Emergency Fund
Sunday, February 28: Black Theatre Night - Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience
Sunday, March 6: Queer Cultural Center
Thursday, March 10: Museum of the African Diaspora
Sunday, March 13: KPOO Radio
Opening Night Party, Feb 20 w/ DJ Lamont, hosted by Juanita MORE! 


Anthony Wayne makes a fierce Sylvester... a star whose voice soars... joy that borders ecstasy...
— Chad Jones, SF Chronicle

Mighty Real creative team includes Kendrell Bowman (director), Wayne Bowman (book), Stephanie P. Freed (lighting), and Rafe Carlotto (sound).

The New York Times raves it's "A Mighty Real Time" and BroadwayWorld boasts it's "FIERCE! What the biographical jukebox musical should be."

View the trailer here: