The rehearsals started exactly at 10 a.m and ended at around 10 p.m. The cast were divided into three teams and one of the protagonists of the much-awaited musical was none other than, SHINee’s Key!
Key had been recognized before for his talents on acting, from his debut as a musical actor last year on ‘Catch Me If You Can.’ He took on a challenging role in the form of Frank Abalagne Jr., a clever young man who bagged millions of dollars for being a con-artist. His new role is not too far from his previous one. Key will be acting as a criminal yet again, taking on the character of Clyde Chestnut Barrow— one of the most infamous outlaws of the 1930s. He will be performing alongside his female counterpart, Dana of CSJH 'The Grace' as Bonnie Elizabeth Parker.
◆ Go KEY - "To Practice Combat."
The actors went up front to rehearse an argument scene between the gang members. The cast seemed to be all fired up to perform as they showcased their flawless acting skills.
The director seemed impressed with their performance as it was done in one take. Key seemed to outshine the other cast members though, with his attractive and trademark blonde hair.
◆ KEY - "My Business as A Man."
The world-renowned musical is not just famous for it's adaption of a true story, but is also popular for its many love scenes, which were vastly toned down for this version. However, fans can expect a new side of Key as a few kiss scenes here and there have been included. The scene took loads of practice but eventually being the professional actor that Key has always been, they made it look natural.
At a recent press conference, Key said, “This is the first time I'm doing kissing scene on a musical, but fans shouldn’t worry. This is just me taking care of business.”
The first kiss, wherein Key seemed to be taken by surprise. The scene included Key and Dana singing together with palpable tension before ‘Bonnie’ abruptly pulled ‘Clyde’ in to kiss her.
Once again, Key showcased his professional talents as he acted out his scenes with passion.
In between breaks, Key always went up to ask his seniors and colleagues for opinions and general tips on how he could improve his performance for each scene. He constantly memorized his lines, song lyrics and choreographies for the next scenes to follow.
KEY as the one and only Clyde Chestnut Barrow. “Bonnie and Clyde, Come see it?"
Written by: ibreatheparadox @ shineee.net