See it if If you want a musical that has great choreography, singing and dancing. Excellent lighting.
Don't see it if If you do not like an American idol type musical. If you like a more traditional musical.
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. Read more
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. Read more
See it if You’re up for a fun, pumped up energetic evening full of sharp, witty, intelligent songs that can inform as much as they entertain.
Don't see it if You’re expecting a traditional musical. This feels more like a concert with a storyline (in the same manner as Jesus Christ Superstar was). Read more
See it if you appreciate pop songs, a little funny chatter, and some good choreography bring a period of history alive for an entertaining 1 1/2 hrs.
Don't see it if you want a musical with elaborate set changes - here there is effective use of lights to support the stories of the six characters.
See it if A fun show with catchy tunes! 80 minutes of joy.
Don't see it if You don't like pop music or need a rich story. This is candy.
See it if The six exes sing catchy girl power pop songs in the style of Beyonce, Adele, etc., with effervescent costumes and staging. Clever theme.
Don't see it if There is not much "story" to hold it together, just a faux "competition" between the exes. But that hardly mattered.
See it if a very entertaining and witty presentation of the wives of you know who. Fast paced and well sung by all female cast.Good band.
Don't see it if you like a show with showy dance numbers or a large cast. Only 6 very talented ladies sing their hearts out. Read more
"At heart, Six is a sparkly lark—Hamilton Extra Lite, with the multiculturalism and anachronism and knowing name-dropping but without the plot, emotion and depth...Six is not deep. Six is fun. Let yourself go and enjoy the finery."
"Somehow managing to seem loose and improvisational without missing a beat, the cast (backed by a hard-rocking all-female four-piece band called The Ladies in Waiting) is pretty much flawless, one as good as the next and each distinguishing herself when the time comes."
"The show itself is a retro-mashup with Gabrielle Slade’s bedazzled costumes featuring Reformation-inspired silhouettes; Carrie-Anne Ingrouille’s choreography showcases Tudor-meets-pop moves; and Emma Bailey’s scenery and Tim Deiling’s lighting feels like what a royal ballroom might look like in a techno disco.
Ultimately, the queens’ own stories of overcoming struggles and the show’s circuitous journey to Broadway are also beacons for the power of positivity, perseverance, and coming together in times of struggle. Just like these six “ex-wives,” we’ve all had it rough for the past year and a half, and the queens are here to bring in a new regime. Long may they reign."
Best of all, Six is an original musical, with a wildly novel concept, put together by a young creative team, many of them in their twenties. This is how musical theatre moves forward, not by recycling yesterday's hits but by applying fresh thinking and up-to-date wit to a seemingly unlikely subject.
"not what you might call a traditional musical, nor what formerly would have been considered a well-crafted one. But it has mass appeal, immediacy, enthusiasm, and an incredibly high sense of style; and it revels in what used to be called “girl power” but can now more properly be described as simply, or not-so-simply, power."
"Six brings together a sextet of badass queens—clad in brilliant chain-trimmed corsets, studded black boots, and spiky crown-like headpieces designed by Gabriella Slade—to compete, American Idol–style, for a somewhat dubious honor: Who took the most crap from that self-serving, Church-splitting, six-times-married monarch?"
"Indeed, as the queens take their respective turns in the spotlight, spectacle does overwhelm decorum, as the actors stunningly evoke the vocal stylings and stage presences of Beyoncé, Adele, Rihanna, and a few others I probably didn’t catch."
"They have created a generous, funny, provocative show that races by you, grabs your hand and flies up into the stratosphere."