Thursday, August 10, 2023


Connor Palace
August 9-September 10 or 216-241-6000


Roy Berko

Younger audience members will be turned on by the musical style which is pop and hip-hop and literally invites them to yell, clap, sing and jump out of their seats as if at a rave.  Those of a certain age and/or of conservative political/social attitudes may want to cover their ears from the beating sounds and “course” language.  All in all, the clever concept of the show and the talented ensemble will enchant many more audience members than those who might be turned off.  Me?  I loved it!!  More please, I want some more.

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Howard Gollop

Each performer is sensational, and the show never stops being fun (with Lucy Moss' and Jamie Armitages's energizing direction and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille's arena-concert choreography). The nods to modern feminist mores -- with all of the characters realizing that they do not need the context of their shared husband to be historically relevant -- are enlightening without becoming preachy. Forget anything by PBS. Considering even the onstage musicians are attractive and talented females, this show makes the perfect stage companion to the runaway film hit also about female awakening -- "Barbie."

 To see a full review of this show, read Howard Gollop's review here.

Sheri Gross

Suffice it to say, the show is not only a blast, but a vehicle that brings women to the forefront; both theatrically and historically, in a creative and innovative way. Grabbing a front row seat for this one is a “no brainer.” (groan)  

To see a full review of this show, read Sheri Gross' review here.

Mark Horning

While I only heard half of the show as my finger was firmly planted into my right ear during the entire show due to the vocal exuberance of some young “ladies” seated nearby it was in fact an exciting show that lasts just long enough. It’s a history lesson concert put to a driving beat that will have many screaming and dancing in their seats. You will love it but don’t forget the ear plugs.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Chris Howey

Created by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss as an idea for a fringe festival goof, Six has grown into a behemoth of color, movement, lights and stellar voices that demands your total attention.

To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.

Laura Kennelly

Part rock concert, part feminist revenge, SIX at Playhouse Square combines today’s pop and yesteryear’s British history. Last Wednesday’s performance lit up the Connor Palace stage with bouncy, ear-shaking dance and music that reflected the spirit of our times.


Bottom Line: A light look at Tudor history through today’s eyes. (Rock newbies might want to bring ear plugs — it got loud.) I only wish Henry could have been there to see the show.

To see a full review of this show,go here or read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.

Kate Klotzbach

History is INTERESTING again! Although many people might remember history class as a boring experience of memorizing dates and names without much substance (at least that was my experience), SIX brings life and shimmer to the wives of Henry VIII.

What does this mean? It means you’re in for 80-minutes (no intermission) of non-stop contest magic, where each fierce female vies for votes for having the “worst” story about her marriage to Henry VIII (King of England from 1509 to 1547). The pop concert vibe feels like a mix of Spice Girls, Beyonce, J Lo, Rihanna, Britney, and more as the ladies tell their tales about how things ended: “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.”

To see a full review of this show, read Kate's posts here.

Joey Morona

'SIX' in Cleveland:   Girl power musical that reimagines King Henry VIII's wives as pop stars is cheeky good fun

To see a full review of this show, read Joey's posts here.