Thank you to the Tampa Bay Bloggers and The Straz Center, Tampa, for providing me with two tickets to see Six The Musical, in exchange for my honest review of the performance.
Much like Dorothy’s house during that fateful Kansas tornado, a whirlwind sensation blew into the Tampa Bay area this week, called Six The Musical.
Written in 2017 by two Cambridge students, this critically acclaimed musical has wowed crowds around the globe!
And here is why. . . . .
Six The Musical – Is Not To Be Missed!
Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived.
When you think of King Henry VIII what first comes to your mind?
It’s probably his 6 wives!
The Musical Six is a fresh, brilliant way of updating and retelling the individual stories of Henry VIII’s six wives. From their perspective! In the most unique way.
They are linked together throughout history forever and each of them wants to, needs to tell their individual story!
What makes this production stand out is how unique it really is. And the music, and the choreography of course!
This musical performance breaks the fourth wall during its opening number. (The fourth wall is the imaginary wall that separates the performers from the audience.)
In Six the Musical, the six wives of Henry VIII form an all-girl band and compete against one another.
They share their pitiful stories about who was treated the worst by their charismatic yet treacherous husband. The one with the most heinous life with Henry will headline the band.
And the audience is asked to help decide who the ultimate winner will be.
There is also an all-female live band providing the rollicking musical background for this Broadway performance.
As this Broadway musical evolves, the six wives of Henry VIII attempt to impress the audience about their mistreatment (and it was so horrendous for most of them), there may be a bit of bragging – they are each trying to win a competition, right?
Thing is, they dug so deep, they surprised themselves. And in turn the audience as well.
The one thing they had in common was Henry – they were retelling HIStory. When they realized they were SIX strong, more-than-capable women who had their own HERstory to share.
Thus the turning point near the end of this Broadway musical- instead of competing against one another, why not listen to and help one another?
The music for Six the Musical has garnered more awards than I can list here including the 2021/2022 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics).
It will have you dancing in your seat. Along with everyone else in the audience.
With six of the most magical voices to sing the coolest and hippest lyrics!
And then there’s the choreography. Professional. Spectacular. And intricate. And totally impressive.
It is hard to decide what was my favorite part as it was all so fun and feisty. I would say, its message is what resonated with me the most.
Why do we always compete against one another? Let’s support each other when times are tough and cheer each other on during the good times.
That is the theme of this classy and feisty Broadway show, Six the Musical.
I highly recommend this Broadway musical for its sheer entertainment with a very important underlying message.
The lyrics are risque, and the show prohibits children under 12.