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Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. Revel in the bliss and misery of marriage as the six ill-fated queens of the second Tudor king share their experiences of matrimony and acrimony. 

This original work about the 6 wives of Henry VIII expands the song cycle Try Me, Good King by Libby Larsen, with original monologues, madrigals, and other music to give voice to Henry’s dead wives. The result is an atmospheric snapshot into the unique lives of history’s most famous wives. The Critic’s Choice winner for Best Musical at the 2019 Orlando International Fringe Festival, 6 of VIII features The Helena Collective. Presented at the Historic Casa Feliz Mansion in Winter Park, these special encore performances include food and drink.


Friday September 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday September 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday September 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Sung in English

Adaptation created by Sarah Barnes



Members of Helena Collective

Creative Team


Lynn Peghiny - Music Director

Sarah Barnes - Stage Director

Alison Reid - Costume Designer

Conny Williamson - Stage Manager



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