viernes, mayo 1

F.T. Island’s Lee Jae Jin Headlines Korean Musical “Sonagi”


[Sonagi Webzine no.2] credit to Sonagi cy
(Jaejin with Seungwon hyung (co-star for “Sonyeon”), and
‘Sonagi’ cast and ensemble in the midst of practice)

“Pentasticks” will be out in force for this one. Lee Jae Jin, bassist of boy-band F.T. Island, headlines the cast of the Korean musical “Sonagi” at the Sejong Center opening Friday, May 1, running through May 17.

This is the second year the production has been staged with a prominent boy-band member in the lead role. Last year Seung-ri of the band Big Bang wowed hearts from Seoul to Okinawa with his performance in the show based on a classic story of Korean literature by Hwang Sun-won. The story, first published in 1959, is about innocent love in the Korean countryside.

The title “Sonagi” refers to rain shower in Korean; the show is usually called just “Shower” in English, for the abrupt sound of it. In the story a boy meets a girl ─ of course! The sudden appearance and disappearance of their love is set in the idyllic Korean countryside, with its suddenly appearing and disappearing summer rain showers.

Last year’s show with Seung-ri in the male lead was also performed at the at Okinawa Kijimuna Festa in Japan, where enthusiasm for K-pop has hit a fevered pitch in recent years.

This year’s headliner Lee Jae Jin is one of several members of the F.T. Island group to branch out into solo efforts.

F.T. Island stands for Five Treasure Island, referring to the band’s five members. Their fan club is known as Primadonna, and they wave yellow flags known as “pentasticks” in support of the five-member group.

The lead male role will be rotated between Lee Jae Jin and Ko Jun Sik. If you’re a Lee Jae Jin fan and want to see which shows he’s scheduled to do, follow this link to Sejong Center and scroll down to bottom of page (Korean only): HERE

Tickets range in price from W30,000 to W50,000. Show times are 7:30 pm on weekdays, and 3 & 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday; no show on Monday. To get tickets, buy directly from the Sejong box office in person, or call interpark at 1544-1887, or buy online from the Sejong Center’s website (online ticket ordering in Korean only) at Sejongpac. In order to pick up tickets purchased online, you will need to bring your passport or other photo ID and a hardcopy of your receipt to the box office.

To get to the Sejong Center for Performing Arts, use exit 1 or 8 of Gwanghwamun Station, line 5, in downtown Seoul. A English map to the Sejong Center can be found on their website HERE


Source : Tourism Promotion Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Sonagi cy
Hat-tip to spring_day@soompi
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