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Gugak Musical 'Love in Asia' to go on concert tour

The musical "Love in Asia" will be staged for a month-long run with free admission sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in order to raise awareness of multiculturalism and the integration of Asian migrants into Korean society.

This musical is the story of a big Korean family in the countryside of Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) where wives from different Asian countries gather together with their Korean in-laws, showing both old and new concepts of family in Korea between parents-in-law and their children on the theme of multiculturalism and the love and understanding of family.

Last year, this special theatrical show, a fusion of traditional Korean music (gugak) and a Western-style musical, won favorable responses from audiences on the strength of an interesting script originally written by a pediatrician at Bundang Seoul National University Hospital Yang Hye-ran, who saw many relevant stories among her patients.

The show will begin its month-long tour on Jul. 30 on the outdoor stage of the Chuncheon National Museum (Korean, English and, Chinese languages).

The cast of the show has also received media attention since it includes non-ethnically Korean migrants from Kazakhstan and two children from multicultural families.

For more information about the show and ticket sales, click here to visit the online café of the show.

* Performance schedule
Chuncheon, Gangwon-do (province)
Jul. 30, 8 p.m.
Outdoor stage of Chuncheon National Museum

Okcheon, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province)
Jul. 31, 7 p.m.
Okcheon Culture & Art Center

Dalseo-gu (Dalseo District), Daegu
Aug. 1. 3 p.m.
Dalseo-gu Culture Center

Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province)
Aug. 7, 3 p.m.
Seorabeol Culture Center

Buan, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province)
Aug. 8. 7 p.m.
Buan Culture Center

Gangdong-gu (Gangdong District), Seoul
Aug. 13, 7 p.m.
Grand Hall of Gangdong Community Center

Yeongdeungpo-gu (Yeongdeungpo District), Seoul
Aug. 14, 5 p.m.
Yeongdeungpo Art Hall

Gurye, Jeollanam-do,
Aug. 20, 3 p.m.
Seomjin Art Hall

Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province)
Aug. 21, 5 p.m.
Gimhae Art & Sports Center

Dongrae, Busan
Aug. 22, 5 p.m.
Nuri Hall, Dongrae Culture Center

By Yoon Sojung Staff Writer

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