I was happy to be on yet another blogging mission from the Korea Tourism Organization heading to Hyehwa last week after work. Hyehwa is Seoul's theater district and though I frequent the area, it isn't often that I go there to see plays. Most of the performances held in the district are in Korean, so it was exciting to be heading there for a musical. After locating the PMC venue, I took my seat in the musty-smelling theater and admired the cheesy set, seemingly straight out of The Wedding Planner. I didn't know what to expect but had a feeling it was going to be an interesting hour or two.
"Wedding" is the story of a young couple on their wedding day. The play opened with the bride's father obviously not happy about his daughter's choice of a husband while the friends of the cute couple prepared for the ceremony. I didn't know what to expect but my spirits were lifted when I heard that Bruno Mars's "Marry You" was the opening number.
posts before, it's not uncommon for a couple's friends to perform at their wedding, so this gave the audience a taste of Korean culture. On the other hand, the next act that had me going would definitely never happen at a Korean wedding. Just as the couple was about to cut the wedding cake, a gay stripper clad in a sparkly cowboy getup jumped out and sang a song called "Sexy Wedding Cake." Finally, the cast did a big K-pop dance-off which had me in cahoots.
***Update: As of November 2013, Wedding is now held at the Hongdae Wedding Theater. For more information, including show times and ticket prices, click here.