From Fin.K.L. to musicals, Ock remains a star 2013/03/08, Source,
Audiences now recognize Ock Ju-hyun more as a musical actress than as a member of Fin.K.L, the female K-pop group from the late 1990s. With popular musical "Elisabeth" last year, Ock won best female performance at both the Musical Awards and the Korea Musical Awards. While many people thought that there would be no more heights for her to reach, she once again landed a big hit with the new musical "Rebecca". The 33-year-old puts on her own makeup before every performance in order to make the gradual transition into character. Due to diligent reading and practice beforehand, she creates a strong feeling of tension on stage when she first appears with a cynical smile. A mystery remains, however, because the talented actress is playing a maid, "Mrs. Danvers", which is a supporting role. To ask more about the changes in her career, the JoongAng Ilbo met the artist at the musical's production office on Jan. 30,...More
Ock Ju-hyun releases album at last 2013/02/20, Source,
After her five-year hiatus as a singer, Ock Ju-hyun will release her first EP on Feb. 28. The album titled "Reflection" will contain six tracks, three of them new songs, and feature composers Jung Suk-won and Shin Jae-hong. Ock's agency likens the release to "emotions felt in life,...More
Musicals entice with a touch of mystery 2013/02/03, Source,
The scene "I am an American Woman" from the Korean production of Dutch musical "Rebecca" in which most of the action takes place in a dimly lit mansion called Manderely. Provided by EMK Production
Directors say they seldom work on musicals in the 'mystery' genre. Most Korean theatergoers enjoy shows with some catchy songs, dance moves and romance. But directors of the two musicals "Rebecca", which kicked off its nearly three-month run on Jan. 12, and "Arsene Lupin", which will start next month, say their shows have mystery and detective themes to "make the audience get involved" and "try not to miss a scene". "What I've realized while watching audiences as they watch musicals is that they are trying to work out what's going on as they get this thriller mystery story of 'Rebecca' little by little", said Robert Johanson, director of "Rebecca", during a press conference at the LG Arts Center on Jan. 17,...More
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