[나인스타즈=이지은 기자] The musical ‘Mata Hari’, who returned after 5 years wearing completely new clothes, held a press call at Charlotte Theater in Jamsil, Seoul at 2 pm on the 21st.
In the press call that day, the main actors appeared and performed a highlight demonstration, scene explanation, photo time, and Q&A in order.
The musical ‘Mata Hari’, which opened at the Charlotte Theater on the 28th of last month, is based on the true story of the beautiful dancer Mata Hari (real name Margaretta Gertruida Zeller), who was shot and killed on suspicion of double espionage during World War I. At the time of its premiere in 2016, it surpassed 100,000 audiences within eight weeks of its opening, boasting an average audience share of over 90%, and is also an explosively loved work.
Following that, the performance at the encore stage in 2017 exceeded 200,000 audiences, proving another success by winning the Best Revival Award and Best Actress Award at the 6th Yegreen Musical Awards. In 2018, she presented a new way for Korean musicals to enter the global market by exporting licenses to Japan, and she successfully performed performances in three major Japanese city theaters last year, including Tokyo and Osaka, and was recognized for her work and popularity.
Returning to the third season this time, ‘Mata Hari’ did not settle for the glory of premiere and re-run, but presented a new stage. The special historical background of World War I and the story of the characters in the play were brought to life in a more detailed and realistic way. All characters add more detailed and organic narratives and relationships.
In particular, the stage, which emphasizes the sense of reality, reveals the image of Paris, which used to be a city of light, turned into a city of darkness due to the war, and effectively conveys the harsh message of war, the true meaning of life, and love.
The choreography of the musical ‘Mata Hari’ shows movements faithful to the realistic drama. It is composed splendidly and intensely, like the only light for those who have lost hope in the ruins of war.
It boasts a perfect casting to match the overwhelming emotion and joy. Ock Joo-hyeon and Solar (Mamamoo) go on stage in the role of ‘Mata Hari’, where the image of a wounded woman is hidden. Kim Seong-sik (Lettea Amor), Lee Hong-ki (FT Island), Lee Chang-seop (BTOB), and Yoon So-ho appear in the role of Armand, a man who falls in love with Mata Hari.