REVIEW: Elisabeth, The Musical (Korea)

CAST: Xiah Junsu, Park Euntae, Jeon Dongseok, Kim Seungdae, etc.
WHERE: Blue Square Musical Hall, 서울 용산구 한남동 727-56
TICKETS: Interpark

SUMMARY: (From Wikipidia) The Musical tells the story of Elisabeth (“Sissi”) the Empress of Austria from 1854 to her murder in 1898 at the hands of the mad Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni who is in turn working for his master, Death, who pursues a love/hate relationship with the Empress that lasts throughout her life.

REVIEW: Pretty much one of the BEST musicals I’ve seen in Korea and it’s not at all because of Junsu. The entire cast does an amazing job and the costumes and stage and everything about it was so beautifully made that I’m almost tempted to say that they probably spent more on production than what they’re making off of it if it weren’t for Junsu.

I hate to say it, but a lot of people seem to think that this musical was made awesome because of Junsu, but if you knew anything about the play you’d know that Junsu barely even makes much of an appearance. The person who makes this musical shine is Park Euntae, whose portrayal of Lucini is so amazing that you can’t help but get goosebumps. He’s an amazing actor and beautiful singer and I really can’t wait to be able to go to more of his musicals.

I will say that the reason I wanted to see this musical initially was because I knew there was supposed to be a kiss between DerTod and Rudolph. I feared that they would cut or play it down but all the DerTods I’ve seen, including Junsu, really went for the kiss and I was so happy about it! They stayed true to their word and kept the musical as close to the original as they could.

My final conclusion is that you all should go see this musical with or without Junsu. I can say for certain that you won’t regret it!