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[Photo News] Sisters acting on stage

By Park Ga-young

Published : Nov. 24, 2023 - 13:36

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The cast of stage musical The cast of stage musical "Sister Act" perform at a press conference Wednesday held at D-cube Link Arts Center in Seoul. (Yonhap)

The remake of stage musical "Sister Act" began its Seoul run on Tuesday at D-cube Link Arts Center, following eight days in Busan.

The adaptation of “Sister Act” is based on the hit 1992 film of the same title. The musical originally made it to the stage in 2006.

The recently updated rendition retains the music and lyrics of the original musical while infusing vibrant colors into the stage design, costumes and physical movements.

The cast of stage musical The cast of stage musical "Sister Act" perform at a press conference Wednesday held at D-cube Link Arts Center in Seoul. (Yonhap)

The cast members highlight diversity, with seven Korean actors joining the American company, each bringing various racial and cultural backgrounds.

For a production spoken in English that premiered in Korea, director Robert Johanson said he tried to find universal themes to resonate with the audience.

"Visual humor is something you can rely on in any language. You have to find something universal that everyone can rely on," said the director, who has collaborated with South Korea's EMK Musical Company since 2007 on various productions. "Often it's tragic, but (with this musical) people are crying because it’s touching, heartwarming."

Kim So-hyang, who portrays Sister Mary Robert in stage musical Kim So-hyang, who portrays Sister Mary Robert in stage musical "Sister Act," poses for a photo during a press conference Wednesday at D-cube Link Arts Center in Seoul. Kim was the first Asian cast member in the Asian tour of the original stage musical version “Sister Act” in 2017. (Yonhap)