“It was sad and I cried so much. It’s such a touching production.”
Audience members of the first performance of ‘Tears of Heaven’, the global project musical featuring Kim Junsu (TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu), were busy wiping tears away as they left the theater.
The first performance of ‘Tears of Heaven’ was held at 8pm on February 1st at the National Theater in JangChoong-dong, Seoul. All 1500 seats were sold out and fans of Xiah Junsu who were unable to secure tickets flocked to the theater to see if they could buy scalper’s tickets. But it was close to impossible to get even those as the show had already been sold out for more than 20 days.
‘Tears of Heaven’ is a large-scale musical centered around a love story that blooms amidst the war in Vietnam anbd it targets the global market. A total of 3 years and 6 months were put into the preparation of the musical and five countries (Hungary, USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Japan) were visited in the process.
In the production, Xiah Junsu plays the lead role of Jun, a Korean soldier in Vietnam who falls in love with a Vietnamese woman and gives his all to her; he showcased charismatic acting skills and explosive vocal abilities.