Well, now it’s been adapted for the musical stage, starring Choi Jung-won as Franceska (the musical actress, not the Kingdom of Wind star), which was played by Shim Hye-jin in the TV series, and boy-bander Chae Dong-ha of SG Wannabe in the role of Kyeon (originated by Lee Kyeon).
More than just a random sitcom, Hello Franceska was notable for its fresh style and, of course, its standout soundtrack (to become a trait of Noh’s work). In the TV show, the vampire “family” has lived for centuries, originally from Romania but having scattered all over the world in the face of increased threats to their existence. The musical version doesn’t follow the exact plot of the television series, but plays along the same themes, with the vampires displaying their offbeat charm as they arrive in Korea and get used to modern-day Korean society through strangers’ eyes.
The musical is playing currently and runs through October 26. Now, finally a musical I wish I could see!
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