K-Pop Stars From EXO, SHINee, INFINITE, VIXX And 2AM Headline Musical “Return: The Promise Of The Day”
Members of popular K-Pop groups are set for anticipated military musical!
Commisioned by the South Korean Army, Return: The Promise of the Day bring together K-Pop artists for a theater play that will be staged at Olympic Park’s Woori Financial Art Hall. It will run from October 22 till December 1.
Among the participating K-Pop idols are EXO’s Xiumin and SHINee member ONEW. Joining the star-studded roster are former Wanna One leader Yoon Ji Sung and INFINITE members Kim Sung Kyu and Lee Seung Yeol.
Additionally, VIXX’s N and 2AM’s Jo Kwon and are also included in the cast ensemble.
Taking the plot set in the backdrop of Korean war, a young soldier named Seung Ho, promises to find the remains of his fellow soldiers to bring them back to their families. Knowing the sacrifice they shed for the love of the country, he vows to fulfil his goal.
Following his dream, Seung Ho’s grandson Hyun Min and friend Woo Ju will carry on to realize the Korean war veteran’s dream through an Army excavation operation. A mission that is still currently going on to date.
The main hero of Return: The Promise of a Day will be played alternately by Xiumin and ONEW. It will be the first time the EXO member will challenge a musical role.
In an interview at the media conference held on September 24, Xiumin told the reporters how he is confident of the progress he is making in studying vocal acting for the musical.
Meanwhile, Jo Kwon will portray Hyun Min while Yoon Ji Sung takes the role of Woo Ju.
“I am feeling responsible because it’s a chance to let many people learn about the important time in history,” Yoon said.
Adding to that, Jo Kwon remarks feeling grateful for the people who sacrificed their lives for the country.
In the conference, Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Park Mi Ae expressed how seventy years after Korean war, over 133,000 soldiers have still not returned yet to their families.
She adds how in the search operation since 2000, there are some 10,000 recovered bodies that are not yet identified.
“The time is running out for the rest of them as their families are reaching old age,” she said.
Source: Korea Herald
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