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Six

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Nov. 29-Dec. 22
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. and Sun. from Nov. 30-Dec. 22
2 p.m.
$35
Theater

The Ordway’s original musicals have been among the strongest productions in the Twin Cities over the past few years, so why all the buzz over a touring show? Well, this one is a little different. Instead of wandering to Minnesota after a Broadway run, this production is hitting the Cities just before its Broadway debut—and with the same leading actors, so local audiences can see a show that’s very similar to the one landing on the Great White Way in February. Hamilton demonstrated that musical audiences are ready to see history revisited through new perspectives, and the audiences who’ve seen Six have raved about the way it uses a pop-concert format to celebrate the unsung wives of Henry VIII. Given that Henry’s kingdom would one day birth the Spice Girls, the concept is a natural fit. A sensation created by two then-undergraduate theater artists in the U.K., Six also bucks the Broadway trend toward jukebox musicals and revivals. It’s all new, and you can see it in St. Paul first.