Sitting down with the U-M grad that stars in ‘SIX’ the Musical

“SIX” will be at the Fisher Theater until June 11

The highly popular Tony Award-winning musical “SIX” will be at the Fisher Theater until June 11. It stars 6 women who play King Henry VIII’s wives, and the show is all about their side of history.

Zan Berube, a U-M graduate, plays the lady in green, Anne Boleyn, in one of the two national touring groups for the musical. Berube joked that this role is the only reason she will ever wear green proudly.

This musical plays out similar to a pop-rock concert as the ladies sing to compete for who had it worse. Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, is arguably his most famous spouse. Not only was his marriage to her the reason England split from the Catholic Church to create the Church of England, but there is also the belief that King Henry VIII wrote Greensleeves for her, hence her green costume in the play.

The show is all about girl power with a full female cast and a non-binary crew and creative team.

Berube says she loves that she gets to give this historical figure a voice and that the character is very confident and “isn’t afraid to express her truth.” It’s definitely a fun take on history, as they share things you may not know about the wives of King Henry VIII.

For the full interview, watch the video above.

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