Korean musical ‘Cooking Nanta’ comes to Manila

Korean musical ‘Cooking Nanta’in Korea is every food lover’s visual treat.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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11/5/2015 7:48 AM
Korean musical ‘Cooking Nanta’ comes to Manila


110515-NANTA_main.jpgUnlike traditional performances usually seen in musicals, Cooking Nanta is performed with sounds and movement instead of dialogue. Samulnori, the traditional rhythm and beats of Korea, is combined with modern music to create a unique but familiar sound that will appeal to international audiences. Audiences will be entertained with the unique mix of sounds produced by the knives, various vegetables, and drum beats on stage. This is definitely not your run-of-the-mill musical.

As the first Asian musical to debut in Broadway in September 2003, its run lasted for one and a half years. The show has gone to more than 250 countries worldwide and is the only show in Korea that has four theaters which showcases Cooking Nanta exclusively. To date, the total vegetable consumption of the show is approximately 315,800 cucumbers, 126,320 onions, and 221,060 cabbages while their total knife and cutting board consumption has reached approximately 18,975 knives and 2,070 cutting boards.

The non-verbal musical opens with the story of three cooks, The Head Chef (Ko Chang Hwan), Hot Sauce (played by the sexy Jeong Bo Ram, the only female cast member), and Sexy Guy (Chang Kyoung Soo) who are about to start their day in the kitchen. The Manager (Hwang Yo Han) shows up and demands a feast for an unplanned wedding party. On top of that, he also brings his reckless nephew (Nam Dong Hoon) into the kitchen and orders the three cooks to teach him. With all their infectious energy, what ensues are exciting beats, lots of humor and a love story in the middle of it all which makes Cooking Nanta packed with interesting elements.

Cooking Nanta the musical runs from November 10 to 15, 2015 at The Theatre at Solaire. For ticket inquiries, go to www.ticketworld.com.ph or call 891-9999. BDO cardholders get 10% off on tickets until November 9, 2015.