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This week I will be showing you highlights from Yoseob's musical theater career. This is one of my favorite aspects of Yoseob. I'm a musical theater actor myself and it kind of makes my heart happy to know one of my biggest idols shares one of my passions.
Now Yoseob is an accomplished musical theater actor, with six high-profile productions under his belt, all of which were lead roles. He is currently in rehearsals for the upcoming musical "The Days". Make sure to scroll to the bottom for a special treat from his new musical.
Honestly, with the bright quality of his voice and the power behind it, musical theater is a no-brainer for this kid.
Gwanghwamun Sonata is a dramatic love story set amidst political unrest in 1980's Korea and features songs solely from that period in South Korea's musical history. Sadly, the musical's creator, composer and writer, Lee Young Hoon, died from colon cancer before the production ever hit the stage.
Yoseob played the lead role of Ji Yong in the musical's opening run from March to April, 2011. Many idols (including my Infinite bias Sungkyu) have followed in Yoseob's footsteps in the years since Gwanghwamun Sonata premiered, but Yoseob was the first to take on the lead role.
Here is a peak at Yoseob grooving along in true musical ensemble style during the opening night performance.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a wildly successful Andrew Lloyd Webber production created in collaboration with Tim Rice and beloved the world over.
The musical is based on the biblical story of Joseph taken from the Book of Genesis. It tells the tale of Jacob and his 12 sons. Jacob gives his son Joseph a brightly colored coat which his brothers interpret as favoritism. Fearing that Joseph will one day rule over them, they sell him into slavery, telling their father he has died.
Joseph rises from the ranks of slave to the most powerful man in all of Egypt, his power second only to Pharaoh himself. The story plays out over two acts and features almost no spoken dialogue .
Yoseob's performance of Joseph earned him a mention in the New York Times.
1. The first video is from one of the final rehearsals where the press was allowed to watch. The constant clicking of the cameras is annoying, however, it should be noted that Yoseob is not wearing a mic. You can hear his pure voice over the cameras, piano and his co-stars.
2. Live performance of "Joseph's Coat".
3. Curtain call mid-run. Look how confident he is! Pharaoh Elvis even grabs Yoseob to do "Shadow" choreography.
4. The final curtain call where our sweet Seobie gets emotional. You can tell how fond his cast members are of him.
Full House is based off of a comic that was originally turned into a popular TV drama staring Rain. The story follows a hard to handle actor who finds himself sharing his home with a down on her luck writer.
Yoseob shared his role with VIXX's Leo and actors Kim San Ho and Seo Ha Joon. The lead female character was played by A Pink’s Jung Eun Ji, JOO, and Kwak Sun Young who alternated the part.
Here is the final curtain call for Yoseob. He isn't crying but he appears to be a little misty eyed.
I really tried to find a better video to show off his performance abilities, but I could not find anything other than curtains calls. Kid you not, I watched over 40 curtain calls for this show. I found a bunch of videos of Leo performing different scenes but only curtain call after curtain call for Yoseob.
Zorro: The Musical
Yoseob donned a cape and mask to perform in the title role of the do-good outlaw, Zorro. He worked alongside SHINee's Key, Wheesung and Kim Woo Hyung who all alternated in the role.
Here is a trailer for Yoseob's performance in Zorro.
The musical version of Robin Hood tells the story of crusading outlaw Robin Hood's fight to return exiled Prince Phillip to the thrown and their revolution to over through the king.
Yoseob played Prince Phillip and alternated the role with Super Junior's Kyuhyun. Yoseob's co-star Yoo Joon Sang, who played Robin Hood, said Yoseob had truly matured through the process of doing musicals. He stated he was amazed at how kind and polite Yoseob is and said he wondered at how great it would be to have a real king like him. “Though kings belong in fairytales, sometimes I can’t help but wish for a king like him.”
1. Showbiz Korea feature on Robin Hood.
2. Full stage version of "I Don't Want to be King".
This time Yoseob shared the role of Prince Christopher with Ken from VIXX and Sandeul of B1A4. This was the very first time Cinderella had been performed on the Korean stage and it was a big to do.
Here is a media compilation of Yoseob's press call performance.
This is the teaser for the upcoming musical "The Days". Yoseob released this on his IG account just 5 hours ago. He has been teasing us with images from rehearsal, late night practice sessions and even a snippet of him singing, for the past two weeks.
The musical opens next month and runs through mid March. I don't know what it's about but it looks amazing and Yoseob can be my personal body guard any day!
That about wraps it up for this week's Yoseobie Day. However, I will leave you with a quote from an interview Yoseob gave during his Joseph run.
“Kpop idol groups usually have a lot of members. That’s what I’m used to. The musical genre, where I am the main focus, is really new to me. I’m learning a lot, but I feel a bit of pressure too. Popularity can just be a bubble when there is no ability. So I’m coming to the theater to learn abilities.”
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