Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Theater for Nanta to open on Jeju Island

A new 290-seat theater will be opened at Jejudo (Jeju Island) inside the Jeju Film Commission building on April 18, specially for "Nanta". Visitors to Jejudo will be able to enjoy one of the most successful Korean non-verbal performances "Nanta", also known by the English title "Cookin" at the only exclusive theater outside Seoul. It has two such theaters in Seoul.

NANTA is a non-verbal performance integrating Korean
traditional "Samulnori" rhythm with comic and drama!

The show in Jejudo will run once a day at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays through Fridays and twice on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., as well as one performance on Sunday at 3 p.m.

From the beginning itself, the producers of Nanta wanted to target a global audience. They had a dream to bring Nanta to the most coveted stage where art performances are concerned - to Broadway where musicals such as Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Miss Saigon played.

Six years after its debut in 1997, Nanta finally made it to Broadway in September 2003. Imagine, a Korean production on Broadway, it was a dream-come-true for the production team and performers. Although it played on Broadway for only one month, it was an unforgettable time for the entire troupe.

A feast for the eyes and ears...

Nanta has been voted one of " the 10 most famous tourist attractions in Seoul" by Korean Tourist Service (300,000 tourist every year).

So if you ever visit Seoul or Jejudo, add a Nanta performance into your itinerary! It's a world class show!

Audience participation: If you look like a happy
couple in the audience, they might just make
you the bride & groom!


Source: Korea.Net and Nanta Official Site

Pics credits: Nanta Official Site

Related:
NANTA is what's Cookin'


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2 Comments:

Liz said...

Yay I wanna go watch...and also that Ballerina who fell in love with a B-boy show.

lanatir said...

wondering when they'll open one here hahaha

i'll be a regular! (watched 4 times myself)

 

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