What an experience, more like a review then a Broadway show, but whatever SIX is, it is spectacular! By Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, with Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes, George Stiles, and Kevin McCullom, in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, directed By Lucy Moss, and Jamie Armitage. The cast was truly amazing: Khaila Wilcoxon, Storm Lever, Natalie Paris, Olivia Donalson, Courtney Mack, and Gabriela Carrillo. Each cast member brought their amazing talent and individuality to the stage. Every number was distinctive and really showcased all of the different theatrical gifts. There are 9 songs, and each one highlights the story, with incredible dance moves to match.
The set was also unique and wonderful, but no set were changes needed, just lots of different lights to change the mood and highlight the various songs, and dialogue. The show is only 90 minutes and there is no intermission, I would have liked more, but it’s just so action-packed for those 90 minutes that you’re ready to call it a night.
So, the story follows the wives of Henry VII, as they try to compete for the best wife. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. All have a unique modern twist, including lots of sparkles and fun modern type costumes.
The audience members were screaming and clapping for every number, they knew the cast and were rooting for excellence in every performance. It seemed to me like SIX has its own built in fan base, they made the show so much more exciting!
The Hollywood Pantages Theater always gets my vote, for its timeless elegance and gorgeous backdrop for any Broadway show.
“SIX Totally Rules” – The New York Times
“A Total Blast!” – Chicago Tribune
The Hollywood Pantages Theater
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90028
Runs Through May 9 – June 10, 2023