[TRANS] 131114 Unreleased Songs Of The Late Kim Kwang Seok Are Played On TV, ‘The Treasure Chest Is Opened’


Two of the late Kim Kwang Seok’s unreleased songs were revealed for the first time ever on a television program.

SBS’ ’8 o’clock news’ aired a segment on the musical ‘December: The Song that Hasn’t Ended’, a production that was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kim Kwang Seok’s birth. The segment also featured two unreleased songs of the late singer that have never been heard before.


‘December’ has been in the spotlight from the very beginning as the only musical to use Kim Kwang Seok’s songs, compositions and unreleased tracks. SBS’ news segment focused on this aspect of the musical, and aired footage of sheet music that Kim Kwang Seok wrote out by hand, touching the hearts of those who miss the late singer. Footage of Kim Junsu performing ‘December’ at last month’s showcase was aired as well, showcasing the sophisticated nature of the song.


Since the segment aired on the 13th, people who have already bought tickets for the production expressed their heightened anticipation for ‘December’. Many viewers expressed their delight over seeing Kim Junsu on a televised program for the first time in a while. Through an interview, Kim Junsu stated, “When I heard the song for the first time, I was shaking with excitement. I’m honored to be singing a song that the world has never heard before.”


Netizens who heard the news left supportive comments such as “Seeing Kim Kwang Seok’s keepsakes was great”, “I hope Kim Junsu’s version of ‘December’ will be released on online music sites soon”, and “Seeing them so focused on their rehearsals makes waiting till the 16th of December so hard.” The netizens’ support had the musical ranking high up on the search rankings of various portal sites.


‘December’, a heartwarming love story that takes place over twenty years, will open its curtains on the 16th of December at the Sejong Culture Centre.


Source: [newsen]


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[TRANS] 131031 Kim Junsu Says, “I Didn’t Want To Miss The Chance To Sing Kim Kwang Seok’s Unreleased Songs”


Kim Junsu revealed his thoughts about getting the chance to sing the late Kim Kwang Seok’s unreleased songs.

During the production showcase of the musical ‘December: The Song that Hasn’t Ended’, which was held on the 31st at the Sejong Culture Centre, was attended by Park Gun Hyung, Kim Junsu, Oh So Yeon, Kim Yae Won and Kim Seul Gi.

On this day, Kim Junsu stated, “It may be because I listening to a lot of his songs when I was little, but I wanted to be the first to hear Kim Kwang Seok’s unreleased songs,” and “So when I turned on the song, it was like opening the doors to take out a treasure. Two songs in, I found myself thinking that I would regret it so much if I let this opportunity go.”

Kim Junsu also added, “Not only that, but I really like the song ‘December’. The title of the musical happened to be ‘December’ as well, so I thought that Director Jang Jin named it so because he also liked the song ‘December’ the most, but that wasn’t the case,” and “He had already decided on the title when he found out that there was a song called ‘December’. He said it must be fate. I really like that song, so I’m excited for this production.”

The musical ‘December’ has been created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the late Kim Kwang Seok’s birth, and will feature 18 of his songs, four compositions and two songs that have never been heard before, for a total of 24 songs.

Park Gun Hyun and Kim Junsu will take on the leading role of Ji Wook, and Oh So Yeon and Kim Yae Won have been chosen to play the role of Lee Yeon, Ji Wook’s first love. Park Ho San, Lee Chang Yon and Lee Choong Joo have been chosen to play Hoon, Ji Wook’s friend, while Song Young Chang and Jo Won Hee will play his father and Hong Yoon Hui will play his mother. Lim Gi Hong and Kim Dae Jong will play Sung Tae, while Kim Seul Gi and Jo Kyung Joo will play Yeo-il, the girl who is in love with Ji Wook.

Jang Jin has stepped up to direct the production and ‘December’ will be performed from the 16th of December till the 29th of January.

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[TRANS] 131024 “Kim Junsu And Director Jang Jin Are In The Process Of Creating Characters” For The Musical ‘December’


The reason why rehearsals have been delayed for the musical ‘December: The Song That Hasn’t Ended’ has been revealed.

On the 24th, a production representative of ‘December’ stated, “The cast, including Kim Junsu and Park Gun Hyung, have been meeting with Director Jang Jin to create solid characters in daily workshops. This is why rehearsals have been delayed.” According to the representative, “Must licensed musicals have an already-existing character that have a back story,” and “Because this will be the first time ever that ‘December’ will be shown, we don’t really have a guide.”

When news started spreading in September that Kim Junsu would be performing as the leading role in ‘December’, some people voiced the opinion that, “He doesn’t really suit Kim Kwang Seok’s music.” Regarding this, the representative confidently replied, “That’s a non-issue.”

The jukebox musical ‘December’ was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kim Kwang Seok’s birth and will feature unreleased songs and compositions by the late singer. Director Jang Jin will combine a solid storyline with the greatest technology of the industry to create a musical that makes waves in the industry. The show will commence on the 16th of December at the Sejong Culture Centre’s main theater.

Source: [etoday]

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