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T-ara the musical

The music video of "Roly Poly" by the girl band T-ara will be turned into a musical next year, according to the group's record label.

Culture Act production announced on Dec. 8 that a musical, "Our Youth Roly Poly," will begin a run from Jan. 13 to Feb. 25. The musical is based on the theme of T-ara's music video and will feature T-ara's Ji Yeon, SoYeon and Hyomin, as well as Kang Min-kyung from the female duo Davichi.

The musical is set in the 1980s and will center on a group of middle aged girlfriends. The girl band members will play high school students and the adult characters will be played by musical actress Park Hae-mi and singer Jang Hye Jin. Male leads are to be played by singer Kim Jae Hee and actor Yoon Young Joon. Another notable cast member to feature in the musical is the veteran musical actor Han Jin Sub who performed in "Mamma Mia" and "Dae Jang Geum." After a run at Seongnam Art Center the production will make a tour of 10 cities around the country.

By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]
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