By Chung Ah-young
Koreans are using the word "movical" more and more these days. It is an apparent keyword to define a trend in the local musical industry.
"Movical", a combination of "movie" and "musical", refers to interaction between the two industries. It started with a local film, "Waikiki Brothers
", (2001) directed by Yim Soon-rye
, which was adapted for the musical stage in 2004.
For this year alone, about seven or eight musicals based on films are expected to be put on stage.
, the musical based on the namesake local film, which premiered last year, will launch its second season, starring singer-turned-actor Son Ho-young
, former member of all-men pop group G.O.D. starting from Jan. 15 to Feb. 24 at Hoam Art Hall.
, based on the film featuring Park Joong-hoon
and Ahn Sung-ki
, will now be made into the musical, ...More