MAI Hamilton Performance
Hamilton Performance
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The cast of Hamilton the musical perform a stunning version of Stan Walker's ‘Aotearoa’

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25 May 2023 3:29PM

Hamilton the musical has taken the world by storm since it first opened on on Broadway back in August 2015. 

The story follows one of America's forgotten founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton and his journey of going from being an immigrant to one of the most prolific leading members of the country.

Earlier this week the cast were welcomed to Tāmaki Makaurau with an emotional pōwhiri at the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Marae. This morning, they put on a special performance for selected media (us included!) to give Kiwis a taste of the talent they can expect on the Hamilton stage. 

Michael Cassel, Hamilton's executive producer, said New Zealand audiences are in for "an absolute treat".  

"Our cast, our crew, our creative team over the past few days have been putting the finishing touches on our set, on our production, on the show ahead of our first audience who we will welcome through the doors.”

“I know audiences here in Auckland and throughout New Zealand, will embrace the show just as audiences have around the world.” 

As well as getting ready for the curtains to go up, the cast found time to prepare a “very special musical gift” in the form of a rendition of Stan Walker's song ‘Aotearoa’. 

Check out the full performance in the video above - and if you're keen to get to the show yourelf, tickets for all of the 20 Spark Arena shows are available now. 

You can also go into a lottery for the chance to suss a ticket for just $10 via the TodayTix app.