[TRANS] 131126 ‘December’ Releases Additional Tickets… Breaks The Record For Most Tickets Sold In The Shortest Time


‘December: The Song that Hasn’t Ended’, the musical to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the late Kim Kwang Seok’s birth, will open another round of ticket reservations on the 2nd of December.

With the first round of ticket reservations already breaking the record for the most tickets sold in the shortest amount of time in the industry, the second round of ticket reservations is expected to be met with an explosive response from fans.

The first round of ticket reservations had the musical topping Interpark’s reservations rankings easily as it broke the record for the largest number of tickets sold in the shortest amount of time. Befitting the size of the large-scale musical with a production cost of 5 billion Won, tickets for a total of 70,000 seats were released simultaneously with news that another round of reservations would be taking place soon.

The musical’s production company NEW has decided to open another round of reservations after being flooded with requests from musical-lovers who were unable to grab good seats for the show.

The second round will release tickets for 10,000 more seats, including the first two rows for the B, C and D areas, and is expected to be met with an explosive response from those who were unable to get good seats during the first round of ticket reservations. The additional tickets will be available on Interpark.

Meanwhile, with approximately four weeks left to go till ‘December’ opens its curtains, the musical has already been chosen as the most-anticipated musical of the second half of 2013 as a jukebox musical that features songs, compositions and unreleased songs from the late Kim Kwang Seok. It will open its curtains at the Sejong Culture Centre on the 16th of December.

Source: [star mk]

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[TRANS] 131011 The End Of 2013 To Feature Three New Musicals, ‘Fans Are Already Excited’


The end-of-the-year season is approaching the musical industry. Though it’s only mid-October, musical fans are already excited. Especially consdiering the fact that some concerts already have begun selling tickets, people are busy looking for great musicals to watch and nabbing the best seats in the house.

The hottest musicals that are set to make their debut this year are ‘Wicked’ (Korean), ‘December: The Song That Hasn’t Ended’ and ‘Ghost’. All three will be making their debut in the Korean industry for the first time. Considering the fact that it’s difficult to gauge how good a musical is if it’s never been shown before, it’s natural for musical lovers to be skeptical about these productions. Because of this, ‘Wicked’ is obviously the favorite of the list with a 96% ticket reservation rate (Interpark), attracting 200,000 people in the shortest time ever. Musical columnist Jung Da Hoon stated, “It’s not easy to guess the success level of a debuting musical,” and “Considering the fact that ‘Wicked’ has a storyline and music that has already been recognized, many are excited for it.”

‘Ghost’, which comes all the way from the 5-trillion Won industry of the UK’s West End, stands out as having a well-built storyline, which is familiar as the movie the musical is based on was released in Korea in 1990. The original movie’s popularity and familiarity are the greatest weapon of ‘Ghost’.

‘December’ is in the most unfavorable position as it has never been shown before. However, it has more than enough up its sleeve to come out on top. Bringing in Kim Junsu, who has the biggest ‘ticket power’ in the industry, and teaming him up with Kim Kwang Seok’s music. The smart choices made by NEW, the movie production company making its debut in the musical industry with the upcoming production, have proven that ‘December’ is a force to be reckoned with. Many representatives in the industry have voiced their opinion that in terms of competitiveness of cast members, ‘December’ comes out on top though ‘Wicked’ has Ok Joo Hyun and ‘Ghost’ has Joo Won. Some are saying that having Kim Junsu on the cast list is enough to guarantee success. Musical columnist Park Jung Hwan stated, “Kim Junsu, who has the greatest ticket power in the musical industry, and Kim Kwang Seok’s music have teamed up,” and “The synergy those two will create is astronomical.”

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[TRANS] 120607 JYJ’s New Penzal Q Commercial Becomes A Topic Of Discussion “Strangely Addictive!”

[TRANS] 120607 JYJ’s New Penzal Q Commercial Becomes A Topic Of Discussion “Strangely Addictive!”

The new commercial of JYJ, who are active as the models for headache medication Penzal Q, has become a topic of discussion online.

The concept for the new Penzal Q commercial, which will begin airing in June, is a scene where a female fan is heard saying, “My head hurts”, amidst a JYJ concert, to which member Kim Jaejoong asks the audience in the stands, “Does anyone have headache medication?” Another female fan then shouts, “If it’s headache medication, it’s Penzal Q”. The CF later follows with Kim Junsu saying, “Penzal Q, thank you.”

Upon seeing this advertisement, netizens expressed, “The funniest among all the commercials filmed by idols”, “I’m so embarrassed I can’t even watch it”, “Commercial with an odd concept, yet it’s strangely addictive”, and “A commercial I want to see often”, among other responses.

Although there are mixed responses about the concept of the commercial, the CM song has gone viral. The lyrics which go “Whatever pain, whatever sadness, forget them all” are included in the song, which suits the concept of the CF perfectly. Jong Geun Dang distributed this song for free via its official homepage and Facebook page at the end of last year.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Sports Seoul via Nate]

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[Pic+Vid] 120323 Florian Birsak Playing Mozart’s New Works

“ALLEGRO MOLTO”  by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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These new Mozart piano pieces were discovered in 2009

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