Stephen Schwartz Praises Auckland Company

SCHWARTZ-600x371On Tuesday 17 September WICKED creator, Stephen Schwartz, was part of the first audience in New Zealand to see WICKED as it flew onto the Civic’s stage for its first preview performance.

Stephen and Auckland went crazy for WICKED, springing to their feet in a full standing ovation as the show hit it’s final note.

Meeting the Auckland cast, musicians and crew after the show, Stephen thanked them all in person for bringing his creation to life for the people of New Zealand.

Describing Suzie Mathers, Jemma Rix and Jay Laga’aia as “delightful” and “spectacular”, Stephen heralded the New Zealand company as “the best cast I have seen in years and years”.

WICKED is now playing in Auckland’s Civic theatre.