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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Kramer

‘Six’ comes to Louisville and teens find it's more than just the songs

“Six” finally arrived in Louisville last month — just four years after it opened on Broadway and the Covid pandemic quickly forced its temporary hiatus.

It already had a stellar history from its impressive debut in the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to the release of its powerful original studio cast soundtrack the next year. The songs took top spots on UK soundtracks and US and cast albums charts in the following years.

The North American Tour of “Six” (Boleyn Company). Photo by Joan Marcus. Courtesy PNC Broadway in Louisville.

Then in 2022, after its 2021 Broadway reopening, came the blockbuster album “Six: Live on Opening Night.” With the vocals of the Broadway cast, it premiered in the #1 spot on the Billboard's Cast Album charts. Moreover, two weeks after its release, it had been streamed more than 3.5 million times.

Many teens, including our reviewers, know “Six” through the songs. But when “Six” came to Louisville, they experienced it in new ways and in person. At times, it threw them a few surprises.

Earshot • Don't misss the next opportunity for teens with Arts Angle Vantage: a free audio storytelling program in June. Register before the May 18 deadline.

Read their articles in LEO Weekly, our media partner on this project. (See pages 24-26.)

Or read their articles here.

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— Elizabeth Kramer, Executive Director, Arts Angle Vantage


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