The San Antonio debut of “Six” on the Majestic Theatre is a must-see.6 min read

As Anne Boleyn (Zan Berube) tells it within the musical “Six,” “a severed head.”

And she or he would know. Henry VIII’s second spouse was famously beheaded after being accused of adultery after which convicted of treason. 

She tells her story in “Six” within the brash tune “Don’t Lose Ur Head,” her strikes and angle a mixture of headbanging and the Spice Women. 

It’s certainly one of many highlights within the vibrant and thrilling musical, wherein Henry VIII’s wives get their say on their principally doomed marriages. (Catherine Parr, spouse quantity six, survived her king.)

The present is making its San Antonio debut with a two-week run on the Majestic Theatre.

Amina Faye plays Jane Seymour in the touring production of "Six" at the Majestic Theatre.  

Amina Faye performs Jane Seymour within the touring manufacturing of “Six” on the Majestic Theatre.


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Although the opening scene evokes the primary moments of “Chicago” — the six wives stretch throughout the stage, every delivering a one-word description of her final destiny accompanied by a punchy gesture — the general vibe is rather more rock live performance Kander and Ebb. “Six” creators Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss conceived their “histo-remix” as a battle between the ladies as to who had the worst expertise as queen. The “winner” shall be named chief of the completely smokin’ band.

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Every of the ladies — Boleyn, Catherine of Aragon (Gerianne Pérez), Jane Seymour (Amina Faye), Anna of Cleves (Terica Marie), Katherine Howard (Aline Mayagoitia) and Catherine Parr (Courtney Mack) — has a solo wherein she makes her case for the awfulness of her marriage. In between and generally in the course of the solos, they name one another out for unhealthy habits and mock the few who had it barely simpler.

Microphones in hand, they stalk the stage with the authority of  such pop royalty as Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.

Aline Mayagoitia plays Katherine Howard in the touring production of "Six" making its San Antonio debut at the Majestic Theatre.  

Aline Mayagoitia performs Katherine Howard within the touring manufacturing of “Six” making its San Antonio debut on the Majestic Theatre.


Joan Marcus

Because the present tells it, the perfect case state of affairs for anybody who grew to become Mrs. Henry VIII might have been rejection. The king selected Anne of Cleves as his fourth spouse on the idea of her portrait. Legend has it that when he met her in individual, he felt that the portray had oversold her magnificence and shortly divorced her. He did put her up in a house of her personal and offered her with an allowance. 

She tells her story in “Get Down,” which Marie delivers with swagger and wit. The moments wherein she sheds crocodile tears to attempt to assert that her relative independence was one way or the other a burden are notably enjoyable.

Within the present’s empowering closing minutes, the ladies take again their narratives, every portray a portrait of themselves as one thing greater than merely a well-known man’s spouse. 

On the Majestic Theatre

“Annie”: The much-adored musical is a few scrappy orphan whose quest to search out her dad and mom takes an sudden flip down “Straightforward Avenue.” Nov. 7-12.

“Depraved”: The musical adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s novel provides the Depraved Witch of the West a sympathetic again story. Dec. 20-Jan. 7, 2024.

“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”: The jukebox present follows the late music legend’s life from her hardscrabble childhood by way of her abusive marriage to Ike Turner and her late-career triumphs. Jan. 16-21, 2024.

“Beetlejuice”: The musical is customized from Tim Burton’s 1988 film, wherein a lately deceased couple attempt to determine the afterlife. Feb. 13-18, 2024.

“Come from Away”: The musical is predicated on the real-life story of airline passengers who shaped a group after they had been stranded in Newfoundland when all airplanes had been grounded following the Sept. 11 terror assaults. March 15-16, 2024.

“The Ebook of Mormon”: The giddily profane musical follows a pair of Mormons whose mission to Africa goes spectacularly awry. April 5-7, 2024.

“Frozen”: The stage adaptation of the 2013 Disney insta-classic tells the story of a princess who should confront her estranged sister, who has inadvertently trapped their dwelling in an everlasting winter. Could 22-June 2, 2024.

“Clue”: The comedy is customized from the 1985 cult traditional movie based mostly on the board recreation. June 25-30, 2024.

On the Tobin Middle for the Performing Arts

“Jesus Christ Celebrity”: That is the fiftieth anniversary tour of the musical, which places a rock spin on the gospel. Nov. 17-18.

“My Honest Girl”: The traditional musical follows a Cockney flower saleswoman’s journey to changing into a correct girl. Jan. 20-21, 2024.

“Fairly Lady”: The musical is customized from the Julia Roberts film in regards to the unlikely romance that develops between a intercourse employee and the rich man who hires her to function arm sweet. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2024.

“Hairspray”: The musical set in the Nineteen Sixties follows a plus-sized teen’s daring mission to achieve a spot on a TV dance present and to push for integration. April 30-Could 1, 2024.

“The Cher Present”: The jukebox musical explores the famous person’s life. June 12-13, 2024.


The propulsive music all through references their period with snatches of “Greensleeves,” however the Tony-winning rating is up-to-the-minute. Equally, the Tony-winning costume design blends Elizabethan seems to be, together with the transient look of ruffs, with twenty first century additions resembling thigh-high hemlines, glittery boots and some naked midriffs.

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The present clocks in at a fleet 80 minutes. That’s as a result of Marlow and Moss initially wrote it for the Edinburgh Competition Fringe, which has tight time constraints. They mentioned in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that they thought of increasing it however determined in opposition to it as a result of it appeared like an entire present. And certainly it does.

Gerianne Pérez, center, plays  Catherine of Aragon in the touring production of "Six" at the Majestic Theatre.  

Gerianne Pérez, middle, performs  Catherine of Aragon within the touring manufacturing of “Six” on the Majestic Theatre.


Joan Marcus

It’s an completely participating historical past lesson that had Tuesday’s opening evening crowd on their ft dancing by the tip of the evening. Many additionally snapped selfies whereas the emblem nonetheless glowed on the stage earlier than they walked out, and rightly cheered for the musicians after they left.

It’s a unbelievable begin to the 2023-24 Broadway in San Antonio season.

“Six” will be seen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and eight p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays by way of Oct. 22 on the Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston. Tickets vary from $55 to $165 on the field workplace and 

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