Big Bang members Seung-ri (Victory) and Daesung are set to take to the stage in a musical, “Shouting” based on the trials and tribulations of their own group this summer.
The show is the first joint production created by YG Entertainment, a local pop mogul, and Seol & Company, one of the country’s major musical production companies.
They are teaming up to take musicals from its traditional audience of 20- and 30-somethings to the teenage market by using a star cast.
The musical portrays the dreams and efforts of young wannabes who shot to stardom after first being stage staff in a broadcasting company. It is based on and named after the band’s best-selling autobiographical book, “Shouting to the World.”
Previously, Dae-sung performed as the sexy rebel cat Rum Tum Tugger in the musical, “Cats,” while Victory appeared as a pure country boy in the musical “Sonagi (Rain Shower).” This time, the stars take on the title roles to lead the show.
“I had no dialogue in `Cats’ because I was a cat. So I am very nervous and worried about my acting with the dialogue this time. But the character reflects reality, so I am trying to mix my real character and with drama as the musical is based on real stories of our own to some degree,” Dae-sung said during a recent press conference.
Victory added, “In the previous musical, I played a pure and innocent boy. But in this musical, I am trying to reflect my real personality and way of talking to the character.”
The musical combines Korean hit songs, including some of those belonging to Big Bang, along with new songs. The singers will collaborate with veteran actress Hong Ji-min who plays Effie in the ongoing blockbuster musical “Dreamgirls” and actor Joo Won-sung.
“Shouting” will be on stage at KEPCO Art Center in southern Seoul from Aug. 12 to 23. Tickets cost from 66,000 to 88,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3141-8425. (Korea Times)