Confession of a Wandering Soul

Big Bang members to play selves in musical

Posted by diopatra on June 25, 2009

Dae-sung and Seung-ri, two members of the K-pop sensation Big Bang will star in the autobiographical musical “Shouting,” to be staged in August. The musical will tell the story of two young boys who make their dreams of becoming singers come true despite challenges along the way.

It is the second musical for both members. Seung-ri previously played a leading role in “Sonagi,” a stage adaptation of the popular novel of the same name, while Dae-sung made his musical debut through the Korean version of “Cats” last year.

“I feel a little burdened as far as my singing and acting goes since this will be a big-scale show, but I will do my best,” said Seungri at a recent press conference in Seoul.

Dae-sung, meanwhile, said: “I am also a little bit nervous because it is my first acting role with actual lines – I only sang and danced through the role of Rum Tum Tuger in ‘Cats.’ I will try to improve my acting through the show.”

A jukebox musical, the show will feature Big Bang’s hit tunes including “Bulgeunnoeul (Red Glowing Sky)” as well as some composed specifically for the show.

The concert-like format was adopted to make it more approachable for Big Bang’s fans, who are mostly teenagers.

“Currently, most musical-goers are in their 20s and 30s. Producing musicals for teenagers, we can tap a niche market and nurture future musical audiences at the same time,” said a spokesperson for Seol & Company, which co-produced the show with YG Entertainment.

Musical actors Hong Ji-min and Joo Won-sung will perform with Dae-sung and Seung-ri. Other Big Bang members will also make cameo appearances.

“Shouting” will be staged Aug. 12-23 at Chungmu Arts Hall in Heungin-dong, Seoul.

Tickets are 66,000 won to 88,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3444-0677.

Korea Herald

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One Response to “Big Bang members to play selves in musical”

  1. chrysanti said

    oops.. i thought big bang is Hollywood movie series ?

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