After falling under its spell each night for the past two months, Auckland has bid a final farewell to international smash-hit musical, WICKED.
Since 17 September, thousands of New Zealanders have flocked to The Civic to see Broadway’s biggest blockbuster musical.
While playing in Auckland, the untold story of the witches of Oz was met with rave reviews from WICKED composer himself, Stephen Schwartz as well as such stars as Farscape’s Ben Browder, Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch and Robbie Jarvis, and the A-team’s Dwight Schultz.
On Sunday 24 November, as the final curtain fell, the cast and crew were met with a standing ovation of cheers and applause that echoed just how successful the premiere Auckland season of WICKED had been.
The celebrations didn’t only end in Auckland however, with thousands of Ozians joining us online and sharing their wonderful stories for the WICKED Day competition. Congratulations to our grand prize winner Janelle Clough from Brisbane and her daughter Lucy who earned a trip to the final performance of WICKED in Auckland.
Relive the magic of the Closing Night of WICKED in the gallery below.