MIRVISH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTED AT THE CITADEL THEATRE
SIX: THE MUSICAL
By Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
Directed by Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage
Producers: David Mirvish, Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes,
George Stiles, and Kevin McCollum
In the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, and the Shoctor Theatre, Edmonton
This production will be contracted by Mirvish Productions
Rehearsal starts in Toronto: July 10, 2023 (Covers); July 17, 2023 (Full Company)
First Preview in Toronto: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Opening in Toronto: September 27 or 28, 2023 (TBC)
Closing in Toronto: one year contract
The special presentation at the Citadel will be these dates:
Arrive in Edmonton TBC
First Preview: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Opening: Thursday, August 17, 2023
Closing: Sunday, September 10, 2023
AUDITIONS: Cross Country by Self-tape; In-Person Auditions in Toronto, ongoing (Dates TBC)
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 17, 2023
- All submissions should include ONE PDF FILE with both a Headshot and a Resume.
- Email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “SIX” in the subject line and indicate the role you are interested in in the body of the email. We accept online submissions only.
- While we thank all those who submit, only those selected to audition will be contacted.
Casting Contact: Stephanie Gorin CSA; US Casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Peter Van Dam, CSA
Casting Assistant: Brendan Wilcocks – Casting Associate
Seeking sensational triple threat performers 18 and up to portray the SIX wives of Henry VIII as they reunite to tell their stories via a pop concert. Must have incredible pop voices, strong dance skills, great comedic instincts, and the ability to interact well with an audience. SIX welcomes and celebrates performers that reflect the diversity of the world around us. We are seeking female and non-binary performers of all races, ethnicities, and shapes and sizes. These roles are open to any members of the trans community who feel comfortable portraying women on stage.
Catherine of Aragon: Open ethnicity. Mid 20s – 40s. Strong contemporary pop singers who move/dance well. The Queen who lasted the longest, and (in her opinion) was the strongest. As far as she is concerned, she was the only rightful Queen of England and stayed that way until the end of her life. This fiery Queen was fierce, firm, and took no BS from anyone – least of all her troublesome husband. Pop inspiration: Beyonce, J-Lo, Shakira.
Anne Boleyn: Open ethnicity. Mid 20s – 40s. Strong contemporary pop singers who move/dance well. Depicted most often as a “deceitful temptress” by historians and storytellers alike, Henry’s second wife has been the subject of the most speculation and mythologizing. Our Anne, however, playfully defies these aspersions on her character. She is a bubbly, fun-loving gal who only wanted to snog a sexy guy and then suddenly the entire religiopolitical landscape of England is in turmoil and everyone’s losing their heads over it. Pop inspiration: Lily Allen, Kate Nash, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne.
Jane Seymour: Open ethnicity. Mid 20s – 40s. Strong contemporary pop singers who move/dance well. The Queen who finally succeeded in producing an heir to the Tudor dynasty and, conveniently enough, she is also the one who Henry claimed was the only wife he ‘truly loved’. But although Jane might at first seem a bit of a pushover – lovably earnest, always a beat behind the rest, and with a real zeal for bad jokes – she’s steadfast, loving, and deep down as fierce as any other Queen. Pop inspiration: Adele, Emeli Sande, Sia.
Anna of Cleves: Open ethnicity. Mid 20s – 40s. Strong contemporary pop singers who move/dance well. Exuberant, eccentric, and effortlessly cool, Anna of Cleves is the Queen who secretly won history. At age twenty-four she found herself cast aside by the ageing King and was forced to spend the rest of her life living in an enormous palace, without a single man around to tell her how to spend her copious dollar. Basically, she lives her best like 24/7 and could not be happier she came out of her short-lived relationship with Henry so successfully. Pop inspiration: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX.
Katherine Howard: Open ethnicity. Mid 20s – 40s. Strong contemporary pop singers who move/dance well. The youngest Queen, and perhaps the one with the most tragic story. Baby-faced but sharp tongued, she knows how to get ahead. She’s funny, charismatic, and enchanting. But beneath the surface of her ‘flirtatious’ exterior lies a complex young woman who’s been chewed up and spat out by the man’s world she was forced to inhabit. Pop inspiration: Ariana Grande, Britney.
Catherine Parr: Open ethnicity. Mid 20s – 40s. Strong contemporary pop singers who move/dance well. Probably history’s most overlooked, undersold Tudor Queen. But a life of hardship and heartbreak shaped her into a truly remarkable person. A prolific author and proto-feminist, she championed female independence and stood up to the king for what she believed in – no matter the danger. She is smart, soulful, and warm – with a story that goes far beyond her status as simply ‘the survivor’. Pop inspiration: Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande, Jorja Smith.
WORKING WITH CITADEL THEATRE
The Citadel Theatre is in the heart of amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, AB), and we are proud to call Treaty 6 territory home. As a regional theatre, it is integral that we ensure that the stories we tell, as well as the composition of our artists, board, staff, students, and audience are reflective of the diverse lived experiences in this dynamic city. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. For more on Citadel Theatre’s Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity commitments, please visit: https://bit.ly/CitadelEDI. If there are any potential barriers (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying to audition please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them.
ACCESSIBILITY: Citadel Theatre’s rehearsal facilities are accessible to artists that have mobility access needs. Our building is equipped with elevators and numerous accessible washrooms. The Shoctor Theatre stage and backstage are accessible to artists that have mobility access needs; the backstage area includes elevator access, accessible washrooms, and an accessible dressing room. Please let us know if you have any questions about the physical layout of our spaces, or other access needs.