Wonderland Stars Janet Dacal and Darren Ritchie Get Engaged at Final Performance (Video)

PlayBlog   Wonderland Stars Janet Dacal and Darren Ritchie Get Engaged at Final Performance (Video) In Wonderland, when one door closes, another door opens. At the May 15 matinee closing performance of the Broadway musical, the show's star Darren Ritchie made it clear that the White Knight and Alice would never part, even though their journey in Wonderland had come to an end. Ritchie surprised the cast and crowd at the Marquis Theatre when he ended the musical's run with an onstage marriage proposal to co-star Janet Dacal. [Editor's Note: Subsequent to this event, the couple split up and were not married.]


After the cast took their final bows, Ritchie told everyone to take a seat as he began to speak on behalf of the cast about their journey through the looking glass. He then brought forward the show's leading lady, Dacal, who plays a modern New York City mom named Alice, to tell her that she was "the most amazing woman [he's] ever met" before getting down on one knee and asking her to marry him.

The crowd cheered with applause, but needed confirmation on Dacal's answer — someone from the audience shouted, "We didn't hear you say yes," to which Dacal replied, "I said YES!"

Ritchie tweeted later that night, "Heard something crazy happened @WONDERLANDbway that's right, lost a show gained a wife!! Blessed!!!"

At close, Wonderland played 31 previews and 33 performances.

To watch the proposal, look below:


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