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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Kramer

Don't lose your head. See + review 'Six,' the musical, with us. Register today.

Arts Angle Vantage is putting teens in the critic’s seat to see the musical “Six” by providing free tickets and mentorship so they can review the national touring production opening at The Kentucky Center for the Arts on April 9 with PNC Broadway in Louisville.


Terica Marie as Anna of Cleves (center) in The North American Tour Boleyn Company of "SIX."Photo by Joan Marcus.

Register below before the March 28 deadline. There are limited available spots for sophomores, juniors and seniors. The program, with three virtual sessions, and tickets are free.

After its Broadway premiere, “Six” won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Costume Design. The Broadway album “Six: Live on Opening Night” went to #1 on Billboard’s Cast Album Chart upon its release and and exceeded 6 million streams in its first month.

While the spotlight has illuminated the girl group idea on many a musical — ”Hamilton” and “Mamma Mia” among them — “Six” uses it to tell the tale of those ill-fated wives of England’s Henry VIII (see the PBS documentary for details). In the musical, each of these women receive diva-like treatment and sing their stories in the vein of modern-day artists such as Beyoncé, Adele and Britney Spears and incorporates genres including electronica and hip-hop.


The idea for the musical came about between Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, two friends during college at at University of Cambridge in 2017, before it took shape and went on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the London stage and Broadway. More about their story is in The New York Times article The Making of ‘Six’: How Tudor Queens Turned Into Pop Stars.

“Six” runs at the Kentucky Center for the Arts from April 9 through 14.

WHEN & WHERE: Virtual Sessions

• Monday, April 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m. • Young Critics' Workshop I

• Monday, April 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m. • Young Critics' Workshop II

• Tuesday, April 9, 6:45 p.m. • “Six” Performance,

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Whitney Hall,

501 W. Main St. (Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.)

• Wednesday, April 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m. • Critics' Group Reflections

• April 12-16 (scheduled individually) • Young Critics' One-on-One Edits *


• Pre-performance sessions cover:

- “Six”: musical theater history, musicals covering history, and steps to take and issues to consider when writing reviews, etc.

- Sessions offer participants time to discuss theater, writing and viewpoints.

• A post-performance session includes discussions and participants' sharing of initial draft sentences and/or paragraphs as part of the writing process.

• Articles will appear online in a partner publication, provided participants complete the requirements.

• Each spot comes with a ticket for the critic and their/her/his accompanying adult.)

ABOUT US: Our FREE program for young writers has presented opportunities to teens to see and write about many productions including "Hamilton," "Mean Girls" and "Hadestown." We strive to prepare youth from diverse backgrounds for success by providing access to the arts and empowering them to use their voices to create arts journalism that reaches a wider public.


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