Casting Announced for the Canadian Production of Tony Award®-winning SIX The Musical
Casting Announced for the Canadian Production of Tony Award®-winning
SIX The Musical
By Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss
At Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre August 12 to September 10 Then at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre
Beginning September 23
Tickets On Sale Today at 10AM
Producers David Mirvish, Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum are excited to announce the Queens of the Canadian production of SIX, the Tony Award®-winning new musical by Tony Award®-winners Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss.
SIX will be performed at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre August 12 through September 10, 2023. It will then travel to Toronto, playing at the Royal Alexandra Theatre from September 23 to December 17, 2023.
Tickets to SIX in Edmonton are already on sale through citadeltheatre.com. Tickets for the Toronto engagement go on sale today - Tuesday June 6 (the 6th day of the 6th month) at 10AM ET through mirvish.com or by calling 1.800.461.3333.
“Casting for SIX was conducted across Canada and the United States,” explained David Mirvish. “We are delighted by the cast of 10 multi-talented and dynamic actors and the powerful band. They represent an exciting new generation of theatre artists, and we are honoured to have them tell the empowering story of this celebrated and exciting new musical in Canada.”
Starring as Henry VIII’s wives are: Jaz Robinson as Catherine of Aragon, Julia Pulo as Anne Boleyn, Maggie Lacasse as Jane Seymour, Krystal Hernández as Anna of Cleves, Elysia Cruz as Katherine Howard, and Lauren Mariasoosay as Catherine Parr. The cast also includes Hailey Lewis, Julia McLellan, Abigail Sparrow and Darcy Stewart as Standbys.
They are backed by a band, the “Ladies in Waiting” as they are known, consisting of Liz Baird, who is also the music director, Allyson MacIvor, Kia Rose, Sarah Richardson and Aretha Tillotson.
From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take to the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century Girl Power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss wrote SIX when they were students at Cambridge University for the school’s Musical Theatre Society, to be performed by fellow students at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show was a sensation from its very first performance and word quickly spread. The show’s popularity exploded culminating in a Broadway production and in other productions around the world, including Australia.
SIX is currently playing at Broadway’s Lena Horne Theatre in New York, the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, on tour in the UK and across North America, and at the Coex Shinhan Card Artium in Seoul, South Korea.
SIX won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
The New York Times says SIX “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critic's Pick) and The Washington Post hails SIX as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for!"
SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT Broadway album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard cast album charts, surpassed 6 million streams in its first month, and has been streamed over 49 million times to date. The album received a 2023 Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album.
SIX is co-directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage and features choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. The design team includes Emma Bailey (Scenic Design), Tony Award®-winner Gabriella Slade (Costume Design), Tim Deiling (Lighting Design), and Paul Gatehouse (Sound Design). The score features orchestrations by Tom Curran with music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton. Casting is by Stephanie Gorin, CSA, CDC, US Casting by Tara Rubin Casting / Peter Van Dam, CSA.
Canadian Cast Biographies
Jaz Robinson (Catherine of Aragon):
Jaz Robinson is a Canadian performer from Whitby, Ontario. She is thrilled to be making her Mirvish debut in SIX. Jaz has toured the globe performing in a variety of shows including Tina – The Tina Turner Musical (The Aldwych Theatre, London’s West End), Lavelles The Ladies of Motown (UK Tour), Christmas on Ice (Niagara Fallsview Casino) and more.
Julia Pulo (Anne Boleyn):
Julia is elated to be making her Mirvish debut! She is a Mississauga native with a Sheridan College Honours Bachelor of Music in Theatre Performance. Theatre performances include Narnia (Bad Hats), Polly Peel (Theatre Sheridan); Ride the Cyclone (Tweed & Co). TV/Film: Bakugan (SpinMaster), Teletubbies (Netflix). She sends all her love to M2, family and friends who feel like family.
Maggie Lacasse (Jane Seymour):
Maggie is a Montréal native and a graduate of the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Credits include: Featured vocalist on the single “Wonders of the Universe” by Alan Menken, Shalica in the musical Step Up Dubai, All In!, Lead Singer for many worldwide revues. She is happy to be performing her dream show in her favourite city. She sends love to her friends, family and to everyone supporting live theatre.
Krystal Hernández (Anna of Cleves):
Krystal is beyond grateful to be a part of the Queendom! Endless love and gratitude to my husband, family and friends for their constant love and support. Favourite productions include Quixote Nuevo, Matilda, Miss You Like Hell, Wig Out!, Laughs in Spanish. She has a BFA Salem State University. www.krystalhernandezofficial.com; IG/TikTok: @krystalhernandezofficial
Elysia Cruz (Katherine Howard):
Elysia is Filipino-Canadian and attended Sheridan College Bachelor of Music Theatre Class of ‘23. Performances include: An Incomplete List,.. (Toronto Fringe Festival), Jesus Christ Superstar, He Is Coming (Theatre Sheridan), Rooted - A Musical Poem podcast (Theatre Sheridan/Musical Stage Co.) She sends love and gratitude to The Talent House, Jay and her lovely family for all the support!! @elysiacruz
Lauren Mariasoosay (Catherine Parr):
Lauren (she/her) is honoured to be joining the queendom! Nat’l Tours: CATS, Disney’s Aladdin. CSU Fullerton: BFA Musical Theatre. Thank you to Tara Rubin Casting, SIX creative team, Zero Gravity & LA Talent, and mostly, friends and family! She is humbled to be creating this space & representation for South Asian mixed-race artists everywhere. @laurenmariasoosay
Hailey Lewis (Standby):
Hailey Lewis is an Afro-Canadian triple-threat artist and graduate of the Music Theatre degree program at Sheridan College. After spending the last year at Hogwarts playing Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hailey is very excited to be welcomed back to the Mirvish stage in this powerful show! Select Theatre credits include: Alice in Winterland Virtual Panto (Ross Petty Productions); Hairspray (Drayton Entertainment & Theatre Aquarius); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Mary Poppins (YPT); Shrek: The Musical (Globe Theatre); Grease (Irregular Entertainment); Prom Queen (Segal Centre). Select TV/Film credits include: The Boys (Amazon); Zombies (Disney); American Gods (Freemantle). She sends many thanks to her agency, friends and most importantly her family for their on-going support and love. Hailey would like to dedicate this one to all her Wretched Queens! @haileyalexislewis
Julia McLellan (Standby):
Julia is a Nova Scotia-born and raised actor and environmental advocate. She has had the good fortune of performing on some of North America’s largest stages including three companies of the Tony Award-winning hit Kinky Boots (Broadway, 1st National Tour, Mirvish). Select credits include: Doralee in 9 to 5: The Musical (Citadel), Persephone in the North American premiere of Mythic (Segal), Val Clark in The Stratford Festival’s A Chorus Line, Dorothy (Alternate) in the North American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz (1st National Tour, Mirvish), Casey in First Date (Mayfield), Katherine Plumber in Disney’s Newsies, Annabelle in Lucky Stiff, Ariel in Footloose (Drayton). Julia’s stage career intertwines with her climate activism: she is the Executive Director of The Canadian Green Alliance, the not-for-profit dedicated to bridging the gap between theatre and sustainability. Julia thanks her family, her husband Mike, and the incredible team at Talent House.
Abigail Sparrow (Standby):
Abigail played Katherine Howard in SIX (Norwegian Caribbean Line) and she is thrilled to be returning to the Queendom. Additional credits: Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Heathers (BFA Musical Theatre, Fullerton California). She sends thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, LA Talent, the SIX team, family and friends and the Queendom. Insta/Tiktok: @abigailsparrowofficial
Darcy Stewart (Standby):
For Mirvish Productions: Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda The Musical (1st National Tour/Mirvish), Dimma in The Heart of Robin Hood (Mirvish). Other select theatre: Mary Lou Sokoloff in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Drayton), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stage West Calgary), Bend It Like Beckham (Starvox), Jukebox Hero (Annerin Theatricals), Cha Cha in Grease (Drayton and Winter Garden Theatre), The Cat in the Hat in Seussical The Musical, Joanne in RENT (LOT) , Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde The Musical and Saint Monica in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Randolph Academy). Film/TV (selected): The Madness (Netflix), Slo Pitch (Shaftsbury), Private Eyes (Global), Sensitive Skin (HBO). She sends huge, huge, huge hugs to the world’s most supportive parents, friends and family. And the biggest thank you to her coach Kyra Millan, “I owe this one to you, my queen! “
The Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St West, Toronto
September 23 to December 17, 2023