Ghost Musical by farbarri – Venue

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Ghost musical – Venue fanaccount

D-Cube Arts Centre is able to accommodate as much as 1,242 audience members. It is easy enough to find as the train stops directly next to the Arts Centre. Finding the location is also pretty easy as the banners and posters guided us along the way. Upon reaching the ground floor elevator, there is a poster stand showing me where to go, which is on the 7th floor. Once there, the ticket counter is open, though viewers can only collect tickets 1.5 hours before the start of the show.

 
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Above: Ghost posters on a pillar leading out to D-Cube Arts Center
 
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Above: Direction on ground floor of D-cube
 
Below: 7th floor ticket counter
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Ticket counter, banners atop elevators, and more Ghost banners on the pillars on 7th floor. The red circle shows where the Ghost banners are placed.
 
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At the 7th floor is also where the Arts Center allocated a row for fans’ rice wreaths in showing support to Joowon and Ivy. I am so proud upon seeing Joowon Cutie International Fans rice wreaths as I knew I helped to contribute for it. It also made me think about the admins’ hard work in sending those wreaths. Without them, those won’t be there. Thank you, admins! Seeing it displayed there made me very happy. I can only imagine Joowon’s reaction when he sees it. There are rows of wreaths from Ivy’s fans as well, but Joowon’s wreaths were placed on either end of the row as they were so big. I hope they will be displayed there until the end of Ghost’s run in June. On the opposite side of the wreaths were the elevators, which only goes up to this floor, maximum. Atop the elevators were huge Ghost banners of all Sam-s and Molly-s, a very beautiful sight.
 
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Ivy’s rice wreaths:
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So the ticket counter is on 7th floor, backstage is on 8th floor, 9th floor is the entry for 1st-floor seating, and the highest 10th floor is the entry for 2nd-floor seatings. In total, I think the stage and seats took up around 4 floors. The photo below is a view from the 2nd floor, farthest seat to the right. There is no way viewers can see actors’ expressions, but they can surely see the whole stage clearly. I was seated along this row for one of the shows, but I brought my binoculars, so it helped me see Joowon’s amazing expression.
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When I’ve collected my ticket, I go up by escalator or a separate elevator one floor, where I see the BACKSTAGE sign with poles and lines separating fans from the doorway. There is no need for that as entry into the doorway is via password/tag, so there is no way fans can enter. Bummer~ I do peek in as far as my short neck allows me to, but I can’t see much beyond the door. My thoughts at this time “so close….yet so far….”. The poles and lines separating me and Joowon’s Angel manager…. erm, I mean, backstage.
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A view of the backstage can be seen in the Ghost Christmas video:
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cr: GreenDay @ DCJoowon
 
 
So I took another set of escalators to the 1st floor entry. This floor is where fans can buy merchandise and take pictures with posters before they entered the hall. I made full use of my camera to take photos with Joowon’s posters (if I can’t get pictures with the man himself, might as well take pictures with what I’ve got). There is also a place for fans to listen to the songs from the musical, but the songs are English version. The merchandises are very pretty! I only got the book though. I’m saving up money for IF Ghost Korean DVD is released. I’m sure it will cost a lot IF it is released.
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Second floor picture boards:
 
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Venue entry opened around 30 minutes before the start of the performance. As soon as I entered, I can see this gorgeous main picture on the screen, with moving water and blinking building lights. The blue lights on either side of the stage kept turning round to the audience, then goes back to the stage. I think the picture below was taken from quite a far-away seat, possibly below the 2nd floor.
Imagine how distracting it is to sit in the theater for 30 minutes, watching Joowon-in-singlet kiss JiYeon or Ivy without moving at all….. 30 MINUTES!!! I had to take of my jacket…. If I can take a picture in the theatre hall, I think you can just imagine which pose I would be doing. For 3 shows, I sat quite close to the stage, thus the image is firmly etched in my mind. To while away my time in the theatre, I analyzed Joowon’s head and hand position. Yes, I’m THAT fanatic.
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Actually, this picture was not supposed to be taken. But since it was shared on a blog, I figured there is no harm in using it too, since people have seen it anyway. credits to: kyoyinghui.blogspot.com
When the show was over at approximately 10:30pm, audience left via escalators or elevators. Less than 50 fans waited for Joowon, and much lesser even bothered to wait for the remaining casts. The picture below shows the escalator where all actors/staffs descend after performance, and walked(along green line) to the exit door for another set of escalators. That doorway was the one I mentioned (in my previous fanaccounts) where Angel manager stopped fans from following. The thing is, fans need to go through that door too to go back home. LOL! But we waited until Joowon was out of sight, then we go through those doors. The doorway also leads to a small cinema and the Sheraton Hotel rooms. I do not know if Joowon exits through the doorway to the Sheraton Hotel or if he exits there to go through different exits to God knows where. There are just so many escalators and doorways for him to escape to.

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Coming up soon: Ghost fanaccount.
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