The musical ‘December’ is thoroughly enjoying the ‘Kim Junsu (JYJ)’ effect.
According to Interpark, the Busan performances of ‘December’, which will be held from the 7th till the 16th of February at the Centum City Sohyang Theater’s Lotte Card Hall, became the most reserved musical when ticket reservations began. Ticket reservations for the Busan performances opened on the 7th and 8,000 of the 13,000 seats for twelve performances were sold. Though the reservation rate has dropped because a portion of the tickets were refunded, it is still one of the best-selling musicals as of now. Considering the fact that many large-scale musicals are also being held at the same time, it is a victory for ‘December’.
The power of Kim Junsu, a leading role in the musical, has become a hot topic. The six performances that Kim Junsu will be holding have a 80% reservation rate. That percentage was up to 98% when ticket reservations initially began. An Interpark representative stated, “Considering the fact that there’s still quite some time till the performances, this is a high reservation rate. Though we can’t ignore the ticket power of Park Gun Hyung, Kim Junsu’s prominently stands out.”
Though there are many reasons why ‘December’ is grabbing everyone’s attention, one of the main reasons is Kim Junsu. Having made his debut as a member of TVXQ, he made his mark as a talented musical actor through just one production in 2010, ‘Mozart!’. With each of his performances selling out for every production he does, his ticket power is unparalleled. He currently boasts ticket power as strong as Jo Seung Woo’s in the musical industry.
However, it has not been easy to see Kim Junsu outside of Seoul. Aside from his ‘Mozart!’ performances in Daegu, Kim Junsu’s musical career has mostly stayed in Seoul. This will be the first time that he will be traveling to Busan as a musical actor. Because of this, Kim Junsu’s fans who don’t live in Seoul became extremely interested as soon as the news was released.
There are more reasons why ‘December’ has become such a big hit. As the musical that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Kim Kwang Seok’s birth, a total of 24 songs by the legendary singer make up the soundtrack of the musical, including two songs that have never been released till now. Other factors of popularity include the fact that NEW, the distribution company in charge of the movies ‘Attorney’ and ‘The Gift of Room Number 7’, produced the musical, as well as the fact that Director Jang Jin, a renowned director of plays, movies and cable TV programs, took the reigns as the director of the musical.
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