6 Guitars
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6 Guitars NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(37 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Delightful

About the Show

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: In this solo performance Chase Padgett becomes six different guitar players, each with his own distinct voice, views, and musical style.

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Member Reviews (37)

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80
Clever, Delightful, Strong singing/acting, Funny, Riveting

See it if you like diff musical styles (if you don't, 6G will change that) Strong writing, singing, acting. 6G grows on you; you won't want it to end.

Don't see it if you hate audience participation, which was meh. Chase is so talented, he almost pulls it off. Why not just cut it & stick to great material? Read more

91
Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Intelligent

See it if You like character studies. This one man does 6 roles seamlessly, shifting between characters & music styles yet keeps each interesting.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows or shows that rely on your interest being getting to know who these men are. I found it extraordinary.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Profound

See it if You want a smart, funny and compelling one-man show. It'll make you think and smile. Chase has strong command of the stage and his guitar.

Don't see it if You want a narrative story. This is a sort of character-study show with a philosophical message about the power of music.

90
Masterful, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Refreshing

See it if Multi-talented guiratust-singer-comedian plays 6 characters with different musical styles, and banters with the audience. Lots of fun.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in an eclectic combination of music. If you sit in the first couple of rows, you may get called upon.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Loads of talent., Great performance

See it if You love music of all kinds, a solo performer who is crazy talented, want to laugh, be charmed and touched in fairly equal measure, GO.

Don't see it if Don't like the breaking of 4th wall (often), don't like this type show (the blurb is apt,) don't like audience participation, hate guitars. Read more

79
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Multi-talented musician

See it if you enjoy Fringe type shows; you enjoy music of all types, presented by an gifted musician who drifts seamlessly from style to style

Don't see it if Fringe is not your thing; you dislike guitar music in general and only like classical orchestras.

53
Disappointing, Quirky, Overrated, Slow

See it if Your hearing is impaired, the cacophony is remarkable.Perhaps if you really appreciate audience participation for the humor portion.

Don't see it if You enjoy good music of any sort. This has been wildly over rated! More suited for a high school talent show partly due to venue's acoustics

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you have ever enjoyed more than one genre of music and compared them; want to impress your friends w/ your awesome show-selecting skills

Don't see it if you don’t like listening to people who care about their work; are unimpressed by an actor inhabiting different roles Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

DC Metro Theater Arts
September 29th, 2017

"While he astutely recognizes and captures the familiar archetypes, Padgett also makes us feel as if his characters are real people. He fully inhabits them, and we come to know them through their reminiscences and philosophical musings, through the music that defines them, and through their informal, and often hilarious, interactions with members of the audience, which culminate in original impromptu songs and heartfelt messages about the power of music to bring us together."
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Orlando Sentinel
October 24th, 2015
For a previous production

“In Padgett's hands, a simple concept becomes a masterpiece just as much as Beethoven's ‘Ninth’…It's fascinating to watch Padgett switch from one character to another—sometimes lightning fast…It's a master class in creating sharply etched and immediately memorable characters…And, of course, there's his musicianship...Padgett displays both impressive technical and emotional chops…Experiencing this towering tour-de-force is a thrill for the heart, the funny bone—and the soul.”
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Calgary Herald
January 12th, 2017
For a previous production

“All six of these men are as distinct as their music so when Padgett has them play a song together the effect is mesmerizing and this is where the true magic of ‘6 Guitars’ becomes evident. Padgett is showing us why music soothes the savage breast and feeds the soul and he’s doing it with a twinkle in his eye and some impressive finger work on his guitar. The word is already out about just how entertaining this little show is.”
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Edmonton Journal
August 14th, 2015
For a previous production

“A jubilant celebration of music...Padgett convinces us that each style of music has its merits, and that different musicians share a singular passion…He embodies the different men convincingly. But it seems like he’s imitating more than he’s acting. Telling six different guitarists’ stories is an interesting idea, but not when they’re all based on the obvious stereotypes we’ve seen 100 times over...The show is slick and he elicits laughs...But it would be better if it pushed a boundary or two.”
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