[Maeil Business Star Today Shin Young-eun]
The musical ‘Dracula’, which caused the sensation at the 2014 Korean premiere, will return to the stud casting after 4 years following two-week show in 2016.
The fantasy romance musical Dracula is an adaptation of the Irish novelist Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name, which tells the story of Count Dracula, who loved only one woman for millenium. An exciting love story based on the mysterious character of Dracula with undeniable charm and lyrical and dramatic music by composer Frank Wildhorn, premiered on Broadway in 2004, and it is performed in many countries around the world and was loved by many people.
In Korea, the creative team that produced the musical ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, producer Shin Chun-soo, composer Frank Wildhorn, director David Swan, and music director Won Mi-sol, is different from Broadway performance, once again joined the show and debuted at the 2014 Seoul Arts Center Opera House.
At the time, tickets were sold out immediately after the ticket reservation opened, and the server of the ticket office was shut down, exceeding 100,000 audiences in about two months, achieving an unprecedented record. In addition, two years later, at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in 2016, only two weeks of performances filled 3,000 seats each time, proving the best topicality and success.
The musical Dracula, which will be performed at the Charlotte Theater from February 11, 2020, will be performed by many Korean actors. The main character ‘Dracula’ has confirmed the appearance of Kim Junsu, who boasts overwhelming music skills and powerful ticket power, and Jeon Dong-seok, who is captivating by his stable acting and remarkable singing skills.
The role of Mina, a woman loved by Dracula for 400 years, was played by Jo Jung-eun, who has a clear and fine tone, delicate and deep acting power, Lim Hye-young, who impressed with her clean voice and sincere acting, and Linzy (Lim, Min-ji), who has become a perfect musical actress with stable vocals and acting power. Son Joon-ho was casted as ‘Van Helsing’, who lost his beloved woman by Dracula and became a vampire hunter with dreaming of revenge. Lee Choong-ju and Jin Tae-hwa were cast in the Jonathan role, who shows love for her as a fiancé of Mina, and Lee Ye-eun and Kim Soo-yeon, in the role of Lucy, who show the dual charm of good and evil as friends of Mina.
Well-made masterpiece ‘Dracula’ with interesting stories, sophisticated visuals, dramatic music, and spectacular stage art, performed at Charlotte Theater from February 11 (Tue) to June 7 (Sun) 2020.
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