The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 521

I am not sure if you are aware, but Seoypyeonje is returning to the Korean musical theater stage next month. Directed again by Lee Gina, it returns with some familiar faces. Both Cha Ji Yeon and Lee Ja Ram each will return as Song Hwa, as will Seo Bum Seok in the role of Yoo Bong. However, READ MORE

The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 421

I would like to continue with our little Road to Seopyeonje retrospective as we look back at G.O’s preparation for his role as the fractured and fragile Dong Ho. The role of Dong Ho required a versatile musical actor. He had to act, sing and believably play the 소리북 [sori buk], a traditional drum used to accompany pansori. G.O READ MORE

The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 418

More Seopyeonje love today as we return to the rehearsal room to get another glimpse of G.O as he prepared for his role as the troubled Dong Ho. It was in these rehearsals where the magic began. G.O meeting the character Dong Ho, stepping into his shoes, feeling his pain, and ultimately giving him a voice. READ MORE

The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 417

The road to Seopyeonje was so long ago and yet it seems like only yesterday. Since spring was the season of Seopyeonje (in 2014), I have been feeling very, very nostalgic. I thought revisiting a couple of the early rehearsal videos would be nice for a Sunday. G.O’s voice on a spring Sunday in April? Absolutely. READ MORE

The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 297

When G.O was cast as one of three actors to portray the tragic and emotionally fragile Dong Ho in 서편제 [Seopyeonje], I was still clearing my own path towards him so I missed all of the excitement of hearing the news of his involvement in the musical. I can only imagine what it must have READ MORE

The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 123

Lately I have been thinking a lot about G.O’s three musicals. All three were unique and different, all three were held in great esteem by theater-goers, fans and critics, and all three proved that G.O had a natural affinity towards musical theater. I cannot help but wonder what he was feeling taking his very first READ MORE

When Your Bias Gets Nostalgic

Just five days shy of his 29th birthday, G.O took to his twitter account and posted two pictures and our collective hearts exploded with warmth over his sweet nostalgia. READ MORE

K-Shot Postscript: G.O (Jung Byung Hee) The Musical Seopyeonje – Final Thoughts

It is has been a little over a week since I returned home from Seoul and admittedly, I am still reeling from the after effects of seeing this extraordinary musical and, well, G.O! I thought I would offer some final thoughts on the musical and his wonderful performance. READ MORE