SIX: The Musical (Chicago / Possible Broadway?)

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Should Six Transfer?#151
Posted: 5/17/19 at 11:19pm

showbizkid2 said: "
What is the issue with the show being 75 mins. I’ve seen tonnes of shows that are one act and short - Come From Away? Chorus Line? Drowsy Chaperone? The writers could easily write three more songs if needed."

 

The whole thing about a 75 minute show vs a 90 minute show is justifying the cost per ticket. With the average ticket going for about $120 on average, something about a 75 minute show just doesn't make that price seem worth while. Yes, there are lots of popular one acts, but most of them run the 90 minutes. It's just kind of a given.

But my thing it... is there really space to logically put more SONGS into this one to add the extra 15 minutes onto the show? I think they would have more space to add in scene work then songs. As someone said about, it's got a very Hedwig vibe so adding in some story telling with jokes I could see. But what would additional group numbers even BE about?

 

Updated On: 5/17/19 at 11:19 PM
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Should Six Transfer?#152
Posted: 5/18/19 at 11:31am
If they were to consider writing another song or two, I would vote they be about some aspect of the experience of being made a Queen and what that was like- as its the one thing that unites these women- they were all chosen, some rather unexpectedly from stations that were far from being a monarch. What it feels like to be a chosen woman- to be suddenly the center of attention - the admiration, the glints of having power, the jealousies- the separation, I think could be interesting

The songs now are more less each a biographical sketch but dont talk about experience.
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Should Six Transfer?#153
Posted: 5/18/19 at 5:35pm


I think this goes to the "What's appropriate in a theatre" thread. I just don't think applauding before a number is appropriate in a theatre. Although it's staged as a pop group... they're not. They aren't "playing their greatest hits," they're competing to be the lead singer. Having the audience know the woe's that the Queen will sing about detracts from the purpose of the competition and the main plot of the story. It's not just a pop concert. The show has a plot. I may be inclined if it did not or the plot was very thin, though I don't think either are the case here."

I understand what you're saying, and singing along definitely crosses a line, but the concept of the show is a pop concert; the show is meant to redefine your assumptions and expectations of who the queens are along with your assumptions and expectation about what theatre is. And, well of course people know what woes the queens are going to sing about -- the statute of limitations on spoilers for this story has definitely expired. If others' knowledge of the story ruins the experience for you, you may be at the wrong show.

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Should Six Transfer?#154
Posted: 5/18/19 at 8:52pm
Totally random, but the height differences of the Chicago cast are throwing me off lol.
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Should Six Transfer?#155
Posted: 5/20/19 at 11:32pm

From listening to the cast recording and trailers, it's giving me "Altar Boyz" tease. 

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Should Six Transfer?#156
Posted: 5/21/19 at 4:05am

YvanEhtNioj said: "Totally random, but the height differences of the Chicago cast are throwing me off lol."

Naw. I can understand this and I kinda feel the same way at times. I've seen a few of the Chicago Megasix uploaded to YT now and while I enjoy the singing and acting from the actress playing Ann...... she literally has to RUN to keep up with everyone in the blocking and it looks odd. 

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Should Six Transfer?#157
Posted: 5/21/19 at 6:35am

Love this pic!

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Should Six Transfer?#158
Posted: 5/21/19 at 11:14am

Have seen it twice in Chicago and found very little had changed during this previews period (they sounded understandably a bit tired on Sunday) - with just a few musical/riff changes.  Seeing it again tonight - wonder if anything changed over the weekend.  Kinda hoping to see an understudy just to spice it up a bit.  

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Should Six Transfer?#160
Posted: 5/22/19 at 2:34pm

Ya, ****, this does look good. If tix are on sale Im gathering a friend group rn to see this in Boston. 

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Should Six Transfer?#161
Posted: 5/22/19 at 2:42pm

Yo this **** looks so dope. I'm definitely going to take a day trip to Boston to see it. I cant wait to read the reviews tonight.  

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Should Six Transfer?#162
Posted: 5/22/19 at 8:34pm

curel1 said: "Trailer's out!

https://twitter.com/sixthemusicalUS/status/1131255943709253637
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So many of you seem to be in love with this show...not sure why. It looks like it belongs in Vegas and doubt it will land on BWAY but maybe New World Stages is where I feel it belongs for the fans.

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Should Six Transfer?#163
Posted: 5/22/19 at 8:57pm

Robbie2 said: "curel1 said: "Trailer's out!

https://twitter.com/sixthemusicalUS/status/1131255943709253637
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So many of you seem to be in love with this show...not sure why.
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Well, some people have seen it live and have enjoyed it. Others (like me) have listened to the music and enjoyed it. It’s as simple as that. Not everybody loves what you love, and you may not love what other people love. That’s life. What’s so confusing about that?

 

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Should Six Transfer?#164
Posted: 5/22/19 at 9:12pm
Its new and fresh is the main reason for me. The music is also very and catchy creative. "I Don't Need Your Love" is such a beautiful song and gives me chills every time I listen to it.

The first time I saw the UK trailer I thought it looked cheesy, but the more I learned and saw from the show, the quicker I fell in love with it. It's totes [yes, totes] not for everyone but I think it has more chance at cross-over appeal than Be More Chill or Heathers.
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Should Six Transfer?#165
Posted: 5/22/19 at 9:16pm
Also, I noticed from some megamix clips on YouTube that they changed it slightly. Seymour and Anne no longer talk over each other during the "Heart of Stone" and "sorry not sorry" mix.

The girl who plays Anne B always sounds like she's struuuugggllling..
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Should Six Transfer?#166
Posted: 5/22/19 at 9:35pm

YvanEhtNioj said: "Its new and fresh is the main reason for me. The music is also very and catchy creative. "I Don't Need Your Love" is such a beautiful song and gives me chills every time I listen to it.

The first time I saw the UK trailer I thought it looked cheesy, but the more I learned and saw from the show, the quicker I fell in love with it. It's totes [yes, totes] not for everyone but I think it has more chance at cross-over appeal than Be More Chill or Heathers.
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OOOOOOOOoooooooooooook! I get that but I have no desire seeing BMC and was not a fan of HoH both seem to attract the same market. The music does nothing for me. I'll stick to loving the fresh musicals Once, The Band's Visit and Hadestown.

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Should Six Transfer?#167
Posted: 5/22/19 at 9:40pm
Hahaha don't you dare compare this to Head Over Heels! All tea, All shade.
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Should Six Transfer?#168
Posted: 5/22/19 at 10:12pm
Any updates on a stage door situation?
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Should Six Transfer?#169
Posted: 5/23/19 at 2:37am
Finally took a listen to the album and this score is on fire. I love the concept, topic, and message. I can't imagine that this won't make it to New York. I could see this being a massive hit.
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Should Six Transfer?#170
Posted: 5/23/19 at 7:29am

showbizkid2 said: "I saw this last night in LONDON!!

Woooooooow woooooooow woooooooow!

It is BETTER than ANYTHING I have seen on Broadway for years - I ADORED IT!!! I don’t get people saying why I shouldn’t play on Broadway!!

This is going to go FARRRRR
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People say it shouldn't play on Broadway because they (and I) believe it is too small for a Broadway house (similar to my thoughts on Be More Chill). I agree it will go far and I found myself saying "wow" several times during the performance, but it's not a Broadway show by any means. Off-Broadway, on the other hand...it could be a bigger hit there than Heathers. 

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Should Six Transfer?#171
Posted: 5/23/19 at 10:16am

Robbie2 said: "YvanEhtNioj said: "Its new and fresh is the main reason for me. The music is also very and catchy creative. "I Don't Need Your Love" is such a beautiful song and gives me chills every time I listen to it.

The first time I saw the UK trailer I thought it looked cheesy, but the more I learned and saw from the show, the quicker I fell in love with it. It's totes [yes, totes] not for everyone but I think it has more chance at cross-over appeal than Be More Chill or Heathers.
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OOOOOOOOoooooooooooook! I get that but I have no desire seeing BMC and was not a fan of HoH both seem to attract the same market. The music does nothing for me. I'll stick to loving the fresh musicals Once, The Band's Visit and Hadestown.
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I love those, too. AND I love this. Wild. The great thing about opinions is that they can all be different! 

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Should Six Transfer?#172
Posted: 5/23/19 at 12:34pm
Saw it on Sunday and it was a blast. The crowd was a pretty solid mix of older folks (CST subscriber base) and younger folks, and it appeared both sets enjoyed the show. I've convinced a bunch of friends (we're all in our 30s) to go see it as well - and most had already heard good things from others, so it seems word of mouth is strong at the moment. We'll see how the reviews go.

As for the stage door, I don't think there really is one for CST. I know for the Courtyard Theatre, the actors just come out through the lobby. I assume it's the same for the Yard. Over the years, I've bumped into many an actor in the parking garage after a show, so I don't think there's a set door per se.

Edited to say the Tribune review is out. Jones liked it a lot, and correctly pointed out it needs some additional work before its Broadway ready. But, I'm glad to see the constructive, positive review.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-ent-six-chicago-shakes-review-ttd-0524-story.html
Updated On: 5/23/19 at 12:34 PM
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Should Six Transfer?#173
Posted: 5/23/19 at 7:09pm

'Six' gives these Tudor wives a voice and could be a huge hit

 

Loved the Chicago Tribune review. I like how he points out it could survive on Broadway. As expected, lots of Hamilton comparisons. 

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Updated On: 5/23/19 at 07:09 PM
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Should Six Transfer?#174
Posted: 5/24/19 at 8:40am

So I'm watching some Six stuff on Youtube and apparently having American accents is a dealbreaker for some commenters. I mean, I know its Youtube, so I'm not expecting the best but I'm not seeing the problem here. The message is the same but some how the integrity of the show is gone cuz they're not doing British accents? I just don't see how it's bad..

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Posted: 5/24/19 at 8:40am

So I'm watching some Six stuff on Youtube and apparently having American accents is a dealbreaker for some commenters. I mean, I know its Youtube, so I'm not expecting the best but I'm not seeing the problem here. The message is the same but some how the integrity of the show is gone cuz they're not doing British accents? I just don't see how it's bad..