July – November 2021, every last Friday of the month
(Korea Standard Time (KST): 20:00 – 24:00)
WELCOME K-STAGE is the new online program of 2021 WELCOME DAEHAKRO, inviting you to enjoy top Korean performances online from anywhere in the world. We invite audience members to preview various genres of performances which will be available in 2022 in Korea. Welcome to the special online stage! WELCOME K-STAGE will provide a full video of performances from 20:00 to 24:00 KST every last Friday of the month from July to November 2021.
The people who have released their fatigue and adversity of life in Sijo have to live day-to-day, without freedom or happiness, as Sijo becomes forbidden as a form of treason. One day, the “Joseon Sijo Contest” open to anyone in the public takes place for the first time in 15 years. Golbindang, a secret Sijo group formed to create a world filled with happiness and secretly working undercover with masks to unravel the malicious acts of the noblemen, hopes to take advantage of this opportunity to take Joseon by storm. Our small shout-outs change the world! Hong Guk, a man with great influence over the king and a high court official, plots conspiracy to arrest the Golbindang for spreading malicious rumors about him.
2018 Selected for the Support Project of Discovering Excellent Creators from the Korea Creative Content Agency 2019 Selected as the Year’s Repertoire Musical in the Arko Selection from the Arts Council Korea 2019 Winner of the Ensemble Award from the 8th Yegreen Musical Awards 2019 Winner of the Best New Actor/Actress Awards from the 4th Korean Musical Awards Nominated for 11 awards including the Grand Prize and the Best Musical Award 2020 Awarded the Best Musical Award, Best Choreography Award, and the Best New Actor Award from the 5th Korean Musical Awards ■ Cast : Yang Hee Jun, Kim Soo Ha, Lim Hyun Soo, Lee Kyung Soo, Jang Jae Woong, Jung Sun Gi, Jung A-Young, Kim Eun chong, Sim Su Young, Kim Seung Yong, Kim Jae Hyung, Noh Hyunchang, Hwang Jayoung, Min So young, Ryu Yeun jin, Lim Sang Hee
Su-hyeon, a loner who isn’t good at anything, feels like no one in the world understands him. One day, while wandering around the school to escape from bullies, he jumps out the window of a dark classroom. He wakes up to find himself surrounded by some friends. They introduce themselves as Seung-woo, Ji-hun, and Da-in. They are wearing the same school uniform, but something just doesn’t feel right. The school security guard shoos him out of school, telling him to stop staying here alone and go home. Hold on a minute, what are you?!........ You talking about us? We’re just some ghosts that are wandering around the school. A group of ghosts who have been wandering around the school for 15 years now follow Su-hyeon everywhere, asking him to make their wish come true. All they want is to stop wandering here and go up to heaven. The ghosts go in and out of Su-hyeon’s body, threatening him that they will do what they had wanted to do as Su-hyeon… “Alright. I wanted to die, anyway. Do whatever you want.” The ghosts bring Su-hyeon to the City Hall Basketball Team at the brink of disappearing. Jong-woo is the coach of the team. This is the start of intensive training for the City Hall’s Little Basketball League tournament.
A collaborative project by Director Jang Woo-seong and Writer Park Hae-lim, the musical “Legendary Little Basketball Team” has been loved by many since its premiere! A stage that is identical to a basketball court, with an actual basketball skills coach for more realistic acting! The coming-of-age musical portrays friendship and the encouragement of youth with basketball. ■ Cast : Seunghyun Yoo, Jinseop Lim, Seungyong Kim, Junmo Koo, Dain Kwak, Chan Kim
Lear, the king of Britain, has three daughters. He has decided that he will give the largest share of his fortune to the daughter who loves him the most. His oldest daughter, Goneril, and the second oldest daughter, Regan, praise him with sweet words and get their share. His youngest daughter, Cordelia, did not say much, making Lear furious. He ended up disowning Cordelia. However, Lear is abandoned by the two daughters whom he had trusted, and becomes imprisoned in a home for the abandoned elderly. Duke Gloucester has a son named Edgar and an adopted son named Edmund. Edmund forges a letter to banish his brother Edgar, and reveals a secret about his father Gloucester, who loses his eyes as a result. After many twists and turns, King Lear and Gloucester plan their revenge against their children.
The play “KING REAR” is a creative work based on Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” and premiered in 2012. Director Sunwoong Koh shows off his unique interpretation of the classic play and gives it an exciting twist. Although KING Lear may be slightly different from the original work, it maintains the original story and characters to talk about the love among family members. The play also has a humoristic approach to describe the present society, and delivers a satirical message. ■ Cast : Ha Sung Kwang, KANG Ji Won, Yang Savine, Lee Ji Hyun, Yoo Byung Hoon, Cho Young Kyou, Kyun Min Sung, Lee Jung Hoon, Won Kyoungsik, Seo Jekwang, Kim Yeong no, Lim Young-joon, Ahn Sang Wan, Nam Seul Ki, Zo Yongui, Yeaseok Yang, Daham Jeong, Sophie Lee, Cho Young Min,Yura Noh, Hong Junki, Park HaeYong
Arthur Conan Doyle opened his doctor's clinic, but it did not go as well as he had expected. He thus decides to start writing as he always dreamed of becoming a writer. However, he is not successful as a writer, either. He is so disappointed, feeling he is not welcome anywhere. In the meantime, as he is seeking intriguing stories to attract people, he encounters some detective stories, and he becomes completely fascinated. A perfect detective who could twist criminals around his finger, while solving numerous cases that are currently taking place in the city...it's as if he exists in real life! That is how he created Sherlock Holmes.
Arthur Conan Doyle enjoyed success as the writer of Sherlock Holmes, the perfect detective Doyle brought to life. The Adventure of the Final Problem is the musical adaptation of the novel with the same title in which Sherlock Holmes dies. (“The Adventure of the Final Problem” is the last case in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of short stories published in The Strand Magazine in December 1893.) ■ Cast : Kim Jong-goo, Jung-min