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2018.6.28 Ticket

June 28,2018
A comical musical showcasing traditional Korean story and music titled “Pan,” is being staged at the Jeongdong Theater in central Seoul. See TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE, below. [JEONGDONG THEATER]
MUSIC



LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Lotte Concert Hall

July 6-7
: As one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most recognizable works, the “Marriage of Figaro” tells the story of Figaro, a servant to Count Almaviva, and Susanna, the Countess’s maid, and their wedding preparations in 18th century Spain.

Directed by Rene Jacobs, a renowned Belgian musician and conductor, this opera features the collaboration between the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and The National Chorus of Korea.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 ($35.80) to 150,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2.



MELOMANCE CONCERT

Blue Square Hall, Interpark Hall

July 6-8
: Indie duo MeloMance, made up of vocalist Kim Min-seok and pianist Jeong Dong-hwan, is ready to take the stage for their biggest headlining concert yet. After the success of their hit 2017 song “Gift,” the pair took home the Best Indie award at the 2017 Melon Music Awards and Indie Discovery of the Year award at the 2018 Gaon Music Awards. They will be performing songs from their four EPs, including last year’s “Moonlight.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 88,000 to 99,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3.



JAURIM CONCERT

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

July 7-8
: The trio of vocalist Kim Yuna, guitarist Lee Sun-kyu and bassist Kim Jin-man will be performing a diverse range of songs including their previous hits, tracks from their new album and a cover song performed by Kim and Lee on JTBC’s cover performance show “Begin Again 2” at their concert series next month.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 88,000 to 110,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



KENDRICK LAMAR

Jamsil Sports Complex, Auxiliary Stadium

July 30
: Acclaimed musician Kendrick Lamar will be performing for the first time in Korea in Seoul. Noted for his thought-provoking lyrics and powerful voice, Lamar is credited as one of the most influential rappers of the modern era. The 12-time Grammy winner is known for fusing hip-hop, jazz, African music, funk and poetry in his songs.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 110,000 to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7.



KIM SUN-WOOK PIANO RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sept. 9
: Renowned pianist Kim Sun-wook, the winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, will be returning to the Seoul Arts Center for the first time in two years. This is his final recital of his nationwide tour, which began last August. The program consists of four pieces, Mozart’s “Piano Sonata No. 9 in D Major,” Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor,” Debussy’s “Suite Bergemasque,” and Brahms’ “Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.”

The performance starts at 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 100,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



CHO SEONG-JIN PIANO RECITAL

Ansan Arts Center

Sept. 9
: Since becoming the first Korean to win the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, Cho Seong-jin has not stopped holding recitals and performances for audiences around the world. Despite his busy schedule, he was able to schedule a solo piano concert at the Ansan Arts Center.

The performance’s program consists of: J.S. Bach’s “The Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue,” Franz Schubert’s “Wanderer Fantasy,” Frederic Chopin’s “Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61” and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

The show starts at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 10,000 won.

Gojan Station, line No. 4, exit 1.




THEATER



DIE LUSTIGE WITWE

LG Arts Center

June 28 to July 1
: Based on Franz Lehar’s 1950 production in Vienna, this operetta centers on how the people of a small, fictional country, Pontevedra, prevent a rich widow, Hanna Glawari, from marrying a foreigner. Fearing that her marriage would directly lead to the collapse of their economy, the citizens try their best to keep her money within the country.

Also known as “Merry Widow,” this operetta has enjoyed international success and continues to be staged worldwide. Directed by Guy Joosten and conducted by musical director Thomas Rosner, this operetta will be performed by the Korea National Opera.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. on weekends.

Ticket prices range from 20,000 to 12,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7 or 8.



THE MAN WHO LAUGHS

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

July 8 to Aug. 26
: Led by American theater director Robert Johanson, this musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel of the same name and the 1928 film adaptation.

Set in 17th century Great Britain, the show tells the story of Gwnynplaine, an abandoned young boy with a disfigured face and his search for the truth behind his birth.

Singers Park Hyo-shin and EXO’s Suho are set to star as Gwnynplaine in this production.

The musical starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. on Thursdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and national holidays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 150,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



KILLOLOGY

Daehakro Art One Theater 2

To July 11
: Based on Welsh playwright Gary Owen’s play of the same name, this show is a stunning tale of virtual torture and horror. Killology is a popular online game in which players score extra points for torturing their victims in a creative manner. In the story, the game suddenly turns into reality, triggering fear amongst the people.

Owen won best playwright at the 2018 Wales Theatre Awards for “Killology.” This is the first time the play is being performed in Korea.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 55,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



MAMA, DON’T CRY

Daehakro Art One Theater 1

To July 15
: This musical revolves around a brilliant, shy professor who sadly can’t muster up the courage to talk to the girl that he has a crush on. After encountering a vampire while time traveling, the timid professor becomes a charming man.

There are no shows on Mondays. The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends and national holidays.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 60,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Hongik Daehangno Art Center, Grand Theater

Aug. 3 to Nov. 21
: Based on London’s 1973 hit musical of the name same, “The Rocky Horror Show” revolves around a happily engaged couple, Janet Weiss and Brad Majors, getting caught in a thunderstorm and eventually staying at the castle of mad scientist Dr. Furter for shelter.

The musical features several members of last year’s cast; Michael K. Lee, Song Yong-jin and Jo Hyung-kyun will be reprising the role of Furter; Choi Soo-jin and Lee Ji-soo will be reprising the role of Weiss; Park Young-soo will be reprising the role of Majors.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 66,000 to 99,000 won.

The age restriction for the musical is 19.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3.



CHICAGO

D-Cube Art Center

To Aug. 5
: As the second longest running American musical on Broadway, “Chicago” is returning to theaters with its lively vibes and flamboyant moves. Singer Ivy is once again playing the role of Roxie Hart.

It has been 18 years since this musical first debuted on local stages and June 23 will mark the show’s 1000th performance.

Known for its social satire of the 1920s, this musical portrays the prison life of the inmates in Cook County prison.

There are no shows on Mondays.

The show starts at 8 P.M. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and national holidays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and No. 2, exit 1 or 5.



THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Charlotte Theater

Aug. 11 to Oct. 28
: This musical is a love story between an average housewife named Francesca, living in Iowa, and a National Geographic photographer named Robert, who is sent to the town she lives in for work.

In the role of Francesca, the leading female character, musical actors Kim Sun-young and Cha Ji-yeon will alternate, while actor Park Eun-tae and singer Kangta, a former member of popular boy group H.O.T., will alternate to play Robert Kincaid.

The story is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel of the same name.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



HEALING FESTIVAL

Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater

July 3-8
: This six-day festival centers on the theme of looking back on one’s own problems.

There will be several programs at this year’s festival including reading divinations, fortune telling, writing down wishes and ancestral meditations.

The festival starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays; 5 p.m. on Saturday; 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices are 30,000 won per seat.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 3.



PAN

JEONGDONG THEATER

To July 22
: Set in 19th century Joseon dynasty, this humorous musical revolves on the relationship between Dalsu and Hotae, who is a jeongisu, or a person who makes a living by receiving compensation for reading stories.

Traditional Korean music will be interfused with contemporary music and jangdan (one of the Korean traditional rhythms).

The musical starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 50,000 won.

City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 12.





FESTIVAL



SOUND CITY

Olympic Park, SK Olympic Handball Stadium

July 27-29
: The music festival, organized by Live Nation Korea, will feature nine groups in total, including British duo Honne and Scottish band Chvrches. Sekai No Owari, a four-member Japanese band will also perform.

The doors for the festival open at 5 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket prices are 110,000 won per day.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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