-Support: Shinhan Bank
-Writer: Kyongu Park
-Director: Kyongju Park
-Duration: 55 minutes
-Music Director: Sato Yukie
-Music Composer: GiI Hizon
-Movement Choreographer: Bimala Shresta
-Actors and Actresses: Sato Yukie, Lorna de Mateo, Vijay Gurung, and others
The creative musical whose main character is a child of multicultural family speaks of difficulties of multicultural families from a child’s perspective. Even though the musical’s general background is school, the story has music room for extra-curricular activities as its setting. It is the writer’s wishes that children who are generally under the burdens of private educations can get away from academic worries during the performance.
The main axis of the play is practicing musical instruments. Children can escape from academic stresses while watching the show and musical performance.
Children of music club are preparing for national contest. Even though the day of contest comes close, the practice is still far from complete. One day, Vijay, a Nepali child whose parents moved to Korea, joins the club with a Nepali musical instrument. Marina, one of the club mates and a child of Filipino multicultural family, becomes fascinated at the performance of Vijay.
On the other hand, Youngchul, who has an affectionate feeling towards Marina, doesn’t like Vijay and tries to get him out of the team. By showing the episodes of children from both regular and multi-cultural families resolving trivial conflicts and cooperating towards their common goal of winning the national contest, the musical piece educates children on the sense of citizenship and attitudes in a multi-cultural society.
Characteristics of Performance
Multicultural families show in the performance as Marina and Vijay. Sato Yukie, migrant artist himself, participates in the play as a music teacher.
Actors and actresses actually play musical instruments from different countries in the music classroom with children and the process of completing the music piece is shown in the performance. Also, surprise events where audience children can participate in the performance with musical instruments distributed during the show trigger interests of audience. By joining the show as audience, children can fly their stresses far away.