Well, it certainly seems that 2012 will be the year where our 9 favourite ladies get to showcase their other less well-known talents . Following in the footsteps of Taeyeon, Jessica, and, most recently, Tiffany, Sunny, our ever-bubbly, aegyo-filled bunny has been earmarked for a titular role in the Korean stage version of the Broadway musical hit “Catch Me If You Can”.
“Catch Me If You Can” is based on the true life story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., an extremely successful con-artist, who, before his 19th birthday, managed to swindle millions of dollars whilst posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. A film, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks was released in 2002, under the same title, which went on to become a world-wide commercial success.
A Broadway musical adaptation of the movie premiered in July 2009 and officially opened on 10th April 2011. The English version of this musical has been nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
In the Korean version of the musical, Sunny will play the role of Brenda, the love interest of the main character Frank Abagnale, Jr., who is himself under intense pressure to stay one step ahead of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who has been assigned to bring him in to face justice for cheque fraud and embezzlement. Frank is thus unable to truthfully reveal his true identity to Brenda, despite loving her dearly (a bit like Taeny, no ?!!).
Other K-Pop stars involved in this Korean musical are CSJH The Grace’s Dana (who will share the role of Brenda with Sunny and Choi Woori), and SHINee’s Key and Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, who will play the role of Frank.
The musical is slated to be performed from the 28th of March to the 10th of June 2012. Showtimes will be at 4pm and 8pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), and 3pm and 7pm on Sundays. The performance venue is at the Bluesquare Samsung Card Hall.
The official show website has actually released a teaser video online to drum up interest for this upcoming musical extravaganza (check it out below):
Teaser Video For “Catch Me If You Can”
Congratulations, Sunny, for landing this prestigious stage role for your debut stage musical performance . Sunny Jjang !