Guys, Jekyll and Hyde au where Sherlock’s Hyde is Moriarty

Is that a thing? I really want it to be

I once read a Chinese fan novel of BBC Sherlock, it was based on Stephen King’s “The Dark Half”, Sherlock was an consulting detective and Moriarty was his “Dark Half”


Johnny the Priest was a West End musical production that ran at Prince’s Theatre in the West End from April 19, 1960 for 14 performances, starring Jeremy Brett in the main role as a social activist working among London’s poor.  These are his headshots for PR.

I don't know Korean musical fans have "Stage Door Culture" (chatting with actor/ actress, or getting a signature) or not? I will go to Blue Square to watch Korean J&H next year...


Yupp, we do have stage door culture!:) Did you already book a ticket?

Not yet, I am waiting for the school schedule cuz I am a student. But I’m pretty sure I’ll be going. After all, as a “Jekkie”, I always dream about watching a foreign version of this musical (Thanks to OD MUSICAL Comapny’s perfect production, all the actors who played title role never let me down)…… and it’s 10th Anniversary of Korean J&H, like a carnival isn’t it?


My first French Musical.

My first French Musical.

I live in another country but I have tons of Korean friends and what you said about them getting 'burnt out' in a foreign atmosphere despite having English fluency is spot on haha. It is quite funny especially with food because they still crave for gochujang (is that right?) even while they travel. Anyway, just wanted to ask how people are cast in Korean musicals. I heard the popular ones don't audition anymore, unlike in America or Uk. I like Kpop and see lots of idols getting cast in musicals.


Haha, I don’t bring gochujang when I travel abroad because I always get used to the local food very quickly and I don’t miss Korean food;) However, when I spent one year in London, I missed Korean food a lot and cooked very often. Not only Koreans, but every people miss their home country when they stay abroad for a long time, don’t they? It’s so natural to feel nostalgia:)

Anyway, Korean musical theatre is heavily relying on ‘stars’ at the moment, and it’s causing some problem lately. The success of the show depends on which stars they’ve got so really popular actors/actresses definitely have power to choose the show. This includes Kpop idols or screen actors too.

However, when it comes to some really popular musicals, even stars have to audition. For example, in Les Mis audition, I could find literally most of well known musical actors/actresses’ name on the audition list. They had to audition, of course!:)  Also, when the original creative team lead the audition, they tend to find rookies who are not well known. Park Hye na, who did Elphaba in Wicked Korea, first got the lead role in the big size musical because the original creative team came to Korea and led the audition.

Personally, as a huge musical fan, I’m not very happy about idols/screen actors get cast in musicals. Please don’t get me wrong, I do like some kpop idols and other screen actors. It does help more people be interested in musicals, and I think it’s good. However, after they started to appear on stage often(especially since 2010), it is becoming less positive. These celebrities usually paid a lot more than musical actors, so big musical stars also get paid more than before. Therefore, money to cast stars is covering more and more proportion of the whole production cost. Meanwhile, musical actors who’s taking minor roles or ensemble paid soooooo little that some of them can’t even manage their life properly. Also, this affects the ticket cost as well. The ticket cost is increasing every year, so I mean, what’s the point of giving roles to celebrities if their fans(especially young fans) can’t even afford the ticket even though they’d love to go and see their stars?!

Even though Korean musical market has sprawled a lot for last few years, it is still half of the Japanese market and Quarter of the West End. There are no unions, no proper agencies yet. So there are worries about the big capital from huge kpop industry or movie industry taking over the musical market.

God I talked too much! This is such a sensitive issue at the moment and it’ll take so long if I try to write all about it so I’ll just stop here :P Anyway, thank you for asking, and sorry about my late answer! 

I’m not very happy about idols/screen actors get cast in musicals




Ms-Digne’s Brief History of French Musicals
From Les Misérables to 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille

"Sadly the French don’t want to embrace musicals. … It’s particularly disappointing for Schönberg and Boublil … They wrote a worldwide hit that didn’t make it in their own country." — Cameron Mackintosh

After reading la-princesse-incongrue’s recent post on how French musicals are marketed and seeing this conversation I thought I’d update something I put together for a fair exhibit I did 2 years ago. Keep in mind that I am American and although I worked hard to source my information I may still be missing something.

For example, I know very little about Starmania and considering that show sold more albums than any other French musical ever this is a problem on my part.

Please share any corrections or additional information you have!

This post is by no means complete I know I’ve got nothing about Robin des Bois, Le Petit Prince or Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (which Boublil was involved with) and many, many others. There’s a couple statistics that would be worth adding.

And I think this needs a Who’s Who (Kamel Ouali, Dove Attia and Albert Cohen, Gérard Presgurvic, Luc Plamondon and Riccardo Cocciante …)

Next time …

Hugh Panaro (Broadway Phantom - 1999, 2003-2005, 2010-2014)


"He’s behind me making that fucking face again. I don’t even have to turn around to know it. God damn it. I hate that goddamned stupid face he makes. God fucking damnit."


"He’s behind me making that fucking face again. I don’t even have to turn around to know it. God damn it. I hate that goddamned stupid face he makes. God fucking damnit."


Paul McGann Would Walk 500 Miles [x]


Jekyll and Hyde Corpus Delicti opens in London from Sept 30 - Oct 25 2014
Inspired by the original novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A mix of gothic horror, murder and action…
Written by Adam Dechanel
Directed by Simon James Collier


#Popular: Blue and yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna) by jcone


#Popular: Blue and yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna) by jcone

Found a tumblog of Korean musicals…awesome

Though I only know Korean musical actors who played the musical “Jekyll and HYDE”



The macaws in Rio and Rio2 were based on the Spix Macaw. The Spix Macaw, originally found in the Amazon (Brazil), has not been seen in the wild since 2000. Presley, above, died this past summer (2014). He was one of two known wild-born Spix Macaws. There are only about 100 left, bred in captivity, scattered around the globe.

Another extinction event.