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Review of Musical PANN: The Stage! The inexorability of satire!

Hello, This is review from Jeongdong Press!!

I went to see the musical PANN: The Stage which is staged from Dec 7 to Dec 31.

Here below I share the review!

A scene from Musical PANN: The Stage

The boundary between improvisation and script is broken!

Once the performance begins, the actors come out from the back of the audience and they make noisy to start!
They say hello and high five to the audience. It makes the auditorium and the stage as one place.
Due to the concept of story tellers who talk to the audience, the whole auditorium seems to be the stage.
Therefore, I could concentrate to the performance well.
Also, in the middle of the performance, the actors conduct impromptu talk to the audience
and this part does not seem an acting but play they enjoy.
I was very happy with the natural laughing of the actors.

A scene from Musical PANN: The Stage

The inexorability of satire!

The protagonists of the musical ‘PANN: The Stage’ are ‘Jeongi-su’ which is the profession of storyteller in the last of Joseon era.
They satirized the dark reality.
The storytellers in 2017 satirize the society where we live now and they shout “Who is the owner of DAS?!”.
I hope we also have that kind of storyteller who satirizes the society and make people feeling relieved in this era.

A scene from Musical PANN: The Stage

All kinds of genre are here on the stage!

The music of the performance is lively played in the theater.
During the performance, the musicians keep playing the music in the back of the stage.
It makes the performance more lively!
Even if the background of the performance is Joseon era, the performance presents various kind of music:
Various kinds of western music including Bossa nova, Tango, Swing are played by Korean traditional music instrument
and it was really fantastic experience for me!

Furthermore, various kinds of Korean traditional dance including Tal-chum, shoulder dance
make harmony with other kinds of music in the performance.

I had no idea about the performance before the performance start
but I wan never bored during the 2 hours of the performance.
It shows well the Korean excitement!

I hope you also come and see this great performance for your wonderful end of the year!

◇ Performance Information ◇
Title : Musical <PANN: The Stage>
Period : December 7 – December 31 2017
Performance Time : Weekdays 8 pm, Saturday 3 pm & 7 pm, Sunday 3 pm.  (No performance on Mondays)
Venue : Jeongdong Theater
Organized by Jeongdong Theater, CJ Cultural Foundation
Inquiry : Jeongdong Theater +82-(0)2-751-1500 / Interpark +82-1544-1555
Produced by Jeongdong Theater

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(Culture Photo) Korean Traditional Storytellers Sing a Satire on Musical ‘PANN’

▲ Musical ‘PANN(Directed by Jeongju Byeon)’, The actors(from the left: Jinyoung Yoon, Jihoon Kim, Joohye Yoo, Eunsil Choi, Sora Im, Jicheol Kim) are holding books.(NewsCulture)     ©Hyeonji Yoon

A Press-call of Musical ‘PANN: The Stage'(Directed by Jeongju Byeon)’ was held in Jeongdong Theater, last December 7.

Musical ‘PANN: The Stage’ is set in the last of Joseon era and it describes the process that a nobleman Dalsu becomes a storyteller after meeting Hotae, the best storyteller in Joseon. Dalsu has a double life; a life of noble man during the day and a life of storyteller during the night. The actors who played for its premie join again its encore playr; Jicheol Kim(Dalsu), Jihoon Kim(Hotae), Jinyoung Yoon and Sora Im. Also, new members appear into the encore play; Eunsil Choi(Choonseom), Joohye Yoo(I-deok).

The performance will be on the stage until December 31, at Jeongdong Theater, Seoul.

 

▲ Dalsu (Upper side, acted by Jicheol Kim) is giving a story about that birds break the tower which is erected by a district magistrate.(NewsCulture)     ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu(acted by Jicheol Kim) is convincing a manual worker(acted by Jinyoung Yoon).    ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ I-deok(acted by Joohye Yoo) is nervous to burn her books.(NewsCulture)     ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲  Boon-i, I-deok, Choonseom (From the left side, Sora Im, Joohye Yoo, Eunsil Choi) are remembering their happy memories in each room. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu(acted by Jicheol Kim) is singing about his past time.  (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ The district magistrate(acted by Jinyoung Yoon) is about to arrest the people in the Maeseolbang. (from the left side; Eunsil Choi, Jicheol Kim, Joohye Yoo, Jihoon Kim, Sora Im).  (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu(Right side, acted by Jicheol Kim) is revealing himself the storyteller who gives a satirical story. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Hotae(Right side, Jihoon Kim) is giving a pan to Dalsu(acted by Jicheol Kim) (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu(acted by Jicheol Kim) is talking with Sanbaji. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ I-deok(acted by Joohye Yoo) is presenting her happiness. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ The peoplel are taking about their wish. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu and Hotae  is conducting storytelling in a jail.  (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ People (From the left side; Jinyoung Yoon, Jihoon Kim, Joohye Yoo, Eunsil Choi, Sora Im, Jicheol Kim) is singing about a wish.  (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

Musical ‘Pann: The Stage’
Period: December 7 to December 31, 2017
Time: Tue-Fri 8 pm / Sat 3 pm, 7 pm / Sun 3 pm
Venue: Jeongdong Theater
Written by Eunyoung Jeong, Music by Yoonseul Park, Directed by Jeongju Byeon
Actors: Jicheol Kim, Jihoon Kim, Eunsil Choi, Juhye Yoo,
Jinyoung Yoon, Sori Im, Youngseok Choi.
Inquiry : +82-(0)2-751-1500