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In 10 years... Musicals change.

Just as Cats, which premiered in West End in 1981, is on stage 40 years away, the musical has a long life. In Korea, "Jekyll and Hyde," the 15th year of this year, is meeting with the audience, and "Hero" and "Jack the Ripper" are set to take off as new changes to mark the 10th anniversary of this year.

■ Actor Shin Sung-woo's debut "Jack the Ripper"

"Jack the Ripper," which opens on the 25th, is a re-creation of "Small Licensed Musical" in Korea after purchasing only scripts and music licenses. He has performed encore four times since his first performance in 2009, and made a huge hit in 2012 to the point where he made a break even before the opening of the festival.

Shin Sung-woo, who played the role of "Jack the Killer," is also showing high expectations. The reason why Shin filled the vacancy of the original production of Wang Yong-beom is purely due to his love for the film. Since it is the 10th anniversary of the concert after careful consideration, it is better for someone who knows the piece to take the role. "As we have been together for a long time, we have improved the quality of the work," Shin said. "The script or number was refined and carefully added to the flesh rather than drastically modified. "We tried to make each character more clear."

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"Every human being has ambivalence,"서양야동 Shin said. "In fact, we seem to sympathize with each other because it shows what we are." In particular, the 10th anniversary concert is expected to bring positive responses from the audience as each character's drama is strengthened. "Every character has a reason to exist," he said. In order to set the character right, the script becomes a rag. "If we focus on each character's lyrics, we will be more sympathetic."

■Hero, the 100th anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement

"Young-woong," which was produced in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Ahn Jung-geun's reign in 2009, was recognized for its work by winning the Korean Musical Award and the Korean Musical Award. In 2017, it became the number one musical ticket seller in the year after attracting the public.

The 10th anniversary concert, which opens on March 9 to mark the 100th anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement and the establishment of the provisional government, is more special than ever. A new name for the 'Empress Myeongseong' and 'hero' last year "The light of the reaction of some lack of maturity and by modifying the scene.", The anjaeseungSaid.

The biggest change is the scene related to Seol-hee, the last court lady of Joseon, who was seen as Ahn Jung-geun.

"We changed the existing number of "moments before my eyes" to "I am waiting" so that the emotions of Seol, who infiltrates Japan, can be clearer," Ahn said. "By utilizing new sets and videos, we will also change the stage production of the scene."

Since the performance is held in a meaningful year, the atmosphere in the practice room is very heated. "It was 10 years before Ahn Jung-geun shot Hirobumi Ito at Harbin Station in 1909, and the candlelight vigils spread like wildfire because they survived their homeland for a long time," he said. "I hope that the 10th anniversary concert will serve as an opportunity to reflect on the noble sacrifice of patriotic martyrs who struggled for independence."

■ Jekyll and Hyde' Minwoo Hyuk, Jeon Dong-seok

"Jekyll and Hyde," which has many records in the Korean musical industry, is planning to introduce a new "Jekyll and Hyde" starting from March. The cast of Cho Seung-woo, Hong Kwang-ho, and Park Eun-tae, who are considered the best ever "Jekyll-Hyde," will be maintained, and newly joined by Min Woo-hyuk and Jeon Dong-seok.

He played the leading roles in "Anna Karenina" and "Frankenstein" last year, and appeared in the KBS2 "An immortal song" and "A Living Man" to secure public popularity. Along with Min, Jeon showed off his presence as the main character in his previous film "Frankenstein."

The production company Audipani called the two actors "an actor who has three beats in singing, acting and appearance." "The song and charisma that the two actors showed at the audition gave us a lot of faith," he said. "We will inject new life into 'Jekyll and Hyde' with similar and different charms."