From 159 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful

About the show

In this new Broadway pop musical, the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities—remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power. More…

From the show:

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse—remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power. The female cast is backed by an all-female band, the “Ladies in Waiting.” Songs from the studio album are streamed on average 300,000 per day making it the second highest streaming cast recording in the world.


Member Reviews (159)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful
83
Avg Score

89
Entertaining, Clever, Fun, Great music, Great singing

See it if Exceptional voices! Really! Great, fun music! Smart, insightful story & lyrics . Every song is a delightful hit.

Don't see it if You don't like pop concerts even when widening one's historical horizons.

Also What a clever concept! Very intelligent & insightful adaptation of the... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Energetic, Catchy music, Great singing, Fun

See it if You are interested in the wives of Henry VIII. Very clever concept. Amazing music, incredible vocals. It's a very fun night out.

Don't see it if If you want to see a traditional musical. It's staged like a concert w/ each getting a # to tell their story + several group numbers.

Also If you aren't super familiar with the six wives I would recommend read... Read more Read less

57
Great singing, Indulgent, Loud, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a live music video. The cast were all excellent singers. They were better than the material.

Don't see it if you want a plot and characters you care about. This was a cartoon. An extremely loud show with songs that all basically sound the same.

Also Also, don’t see it if you won’t enjoy constant jokes about beheading a... Read more Read less

83
Jejune writing, Entertaining, Original concept with greater unpacked potential, Energizing & energetic, Gaudy, garish, girl-power

See it if you like your British history served with a dash of social media lingo and a pinch of Spice Girls energy; want to be “in” on all the hype.

Don't see it if expecting a super-serious or overly-ribald show: Six stays on the sillier and sensual side without much severity or offense; misogynistic.

Also Six: The Musical has a lot going for it—and areas that are or feel und... Read more Read less

72
Great singing, Quirky, Edgy, Short

See it if you want a rock concert of the 6 wives of Henry the VIII. Not much dialogue, and not much book. Great voices. OK music. Fun, short evening

Don't see it if You like a traditional book musical. Want more than 6 solos and a few group numbers.

77
Fluffy, Fun, Great singing

See it if several great pop numbers in a concert-style musical reimagining the fates of the wives of Henry VIII. although for a show purporting to

Don't see it if rewrite history, it fell short...it wasn't nearly as smart or as subversive as it claims (and clearly desperately wants) to be...that said,

Also it was a lot of fun, and I've been humming a few of the songs since I ... Read more Read less

89
Fun!, Great dancing, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You're a pop music fan, feminist, history buff, or in your 30s.

Don't see it if You can't appreciate pop.

87
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy learning about history in theatre, love pop music, or are just looking to have a great time. Great female empowerment piece.

Don't see it if you are looking for a classic musical. This is more of a concert. It was a little strange they used American accents.

84
Great fun, Clever music, Great singing, Cliffnotes meets the voice and goes voguing

See it if Divas.Divas.Divas. If you like rocking' concert-like shows with flashy costumes and flashing lights this is for you.

Don't see it if No plot to speak of basically a concert framed around a history lesson.

Also Although it times out at 80 minutes this is a full evenings worth of e... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a fun show that makes you feel like you are at a concert, with a clever premise, catchy songs, and awesome costumes.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical with a clear plot, elaborate sets, and jokes that don’t get a bit repetitive.

78
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if The Tudors interest you. The lyrics are clever and tell the story of each wife & why they didn't last. Funny with great harmonizing.

Don't see it if You don't care about Henry VIII & how he treated his wives. If you need a plot, this is not your play.

87
Delightful, Quirky, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to learn about six wives of Henry VIII in a fun, entertaining way through great music & vocals including msg of female empowerment.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the six wives, don't enjoy "pop" style music, or the theme of female empowerment.

88
Hilarious, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You like concert style musicals and girl power! Great energy!

Don't see it if You want historical exploration of the Tudors. Plot thin.

80
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like shows with minimum plot aimed at a generation that grew up watching singing competitions.

Don't see it if You want a traditional show or a love story. The show is extremely loud.

86
Great acting, Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Interested in history of King Henry VIII’s hip wives. Upbeat musical & dance with great staging Songs memorable. High energy. Crowd pleaser

Don't see it if Not interested in historical shows

Also I loved the show. Need to wear hearing device to block out noise & hea... Read more Read less

55
Lazy, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You already love the album. You want something short, poppy, and energetic.

Don't see it if You expect sincerity, originality, wit, or an actual message.

Also The crowd went wild from the moment the lights went down. It felt like... Read more Read less

80
Six queens of the castle, get down you dirty rascal...

See it if HERstory contest about the six wives of Henry VIII, fun, clever, electric, entertaining.

Don't see it if I’m not a fan of girl groups or pop music, so I went in a bit skeptical (I admit I had FOMO)... overall a good time.

Also Do you know their names and their fames and their faces ... divorced, ... Read more Read less

86
Great music, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Pleasure for eyes and ears,good costumes,quality music which is not covering vocal,funny conversations between songs,cheerleading energy

Don't see it if It's a concert style show, not too much stuff on stage. A little too often"Hey, NY" from singers. History purist without sense of humor.

Also Professional band on stage.... Read more Read less

83
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Loved the unwinding plot, the staging and the acting.

Don't see it if Lots of times could not follow what the actors were saying due to heavy accents.

82
Funny, Energetic, Epic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you liked Hedwig, British history, pop concerts, great singing, or any combination of the above. This show thrives on the concert it is.

Don't see it if If you’re looking for a full scale plot, or a snob about history. The energy is through the roof, and rightfully so. Might overwhelm.

Also My minor, MINOR quibble is the songs are a tad repetitive. I repeat...... Read more Read less

91
Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing

See it if Most people know if they want to see this or not, I thought I wouldn’t. So here is what I would tell me ‘see it if you loved Altar Boyz’

Don't see it if There’s no place in this theater for a conservative audience (and in my opinion there isn’t any place in theater period for them anymore)

86
Fun!, Great voices, Infectious

See it if you're in the mood for a jolt of energy and attitude, six terrific performers raising the roof with beautifully catchy songs and great humor

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional musical... this is definitely more of girl-band concert/revue that's delightful but don't expect sets etc.

Also If you feel like some royalty-related entertainment - skip the abysmal... Read more Read less

74
Fun, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want a fun night of great singing! It’s a brisk bounce through history with some BANGIN pop jams and vocal performances.

Don't see it if You’re looking for anything with depth. Very surface level but it never presents itself to be anything that it’s not

Also Abby Mueller is my everything. That is all.

86
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a night of girl power, fun and great entertainment. I smiled non stop

Don't see it if You are looking for a “real” play. This is more like a concert or revue

88
Refreshing, Pop concert vibe, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a fun night. Six supremely talented singers portray Henry VIII’s wives. They banter wittily in between fantastic songs.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical. The threadbare “plot” is a contest to determine which wife had it worst. If you dislike pop, steer clear.

Also It’s hard to be critical about a show which pretty much consists of si... Read more Read less


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