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2019.01.30 Ticket

Jan 30,2019
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I've had a look and there isn't really anything else, so I think it's best to have a 2-week Seollal rest unless anything big happens in the next few days
MATILDA

LG Arts Center

Through Feb. 10


Based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 best-selling novel, this musical tells the story of a gifted young girl named Matilda who possesses telekinetic powers.

While dealing with her insensitive parents, Matilda befriends her school teacher, Miss Honey, and defends her friends from her evil principal Miss Trunchbull.

Four actors - Hwang Ye-yeong, An So-myeong, Lee Ji-na and Seol Ga-eun - play Matilda.

The musical begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

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

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



RED

Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater

Through Feb. 10


“RED” was written in 2009 by John Logan and tells the story of abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko (1903-70) at the height of his career. Rothko struggles with the creation of a number of large paintings that were commissioned as a series intended to be featured in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant. As Rothko and his youthful assistant, Ken, paint, they challenge one another with deep questions about art. For the Korean production, actors Kang Shin-il and Jeong Bo-seok alternately play the lead role, while Kim Do-bin and Park Jeong-bok both play Ken.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 60,000 won.

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



ELISABETH

Blue Square

Through Feb. 10


“Elisabeth” is a musical fusion of fantasy and fiction based on the life of Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, the empress of Austria and queen of Hungary, from her childhood until her murder in 1898.

The show features Ock Joo-hyun, a former member of girl group Fin.K.L, who has played the role of Elisabeth in many productions. The role is also played by actors Kim So-hyun and Shin Young-sook.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and public holidays; and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 70,000 to 140,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2



PHANTOM

Chungmu Art Hall, Grand Theater

Through Feb. 17


The musical takes place in a Paris opera theater during the late 19th century. The musically-gifted Erik lives in the theater’s basement, avoiding people at all costs while hiding his face with a mask.

One day he hears Christine sing and falls in love with her heavenly voice and pure soul. Determined to make her the opera’s new diva, he secretly gives her lessons, helping her give her best performance. But the performance is ruined by the jealous Carlotta. Enraged, Erik takes revenge in a dreadful way.

This Korean production of “Phantom” features popular actors, including Im Tae-Kyung, Jung Sung-hwa, Kai and Kim Soon-young.

It begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and public holidays; and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2 and 6, exit 9



MR. SUNSHINE OST CONCERT

Lotte Concert Hall

Feb. 24


Last year, the period drama “Mr. Sunshine,” featuring veteran-actor Lee Byung-hun, proved to be a huge hit and its soundtrack performed well on the charts for many weeks.

For fans of the show’s music, the Arts Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Ahn Doo-hyun, will hold a concert to perform songs from the drama.

The concert begins at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.

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



OEDIPUS

Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

Through Feb. 24


Oedipus is a tragic hero in Greek mythology. He is the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes who, childless for some time, consulted the Oracle at Delphi only to receive a prophecy that foretold their family’s disaster.

The myth was rewritten by ancient Greek tragedians, such as Sophocles and Euripides, many times. The hero was so tragic that his name was used by neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud to explain a certain neuroses established during childhood: “the Oedipus complex.”

The Oedipus myth is also famous for posing the Sphinx’s riddle - “What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night?” - the answer to which is “Man.” For the role of Oedipus, veteran actor Hwang Jung-min, who has been more active on the big screen in recent years, has been cast.

Starting times vary.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 88,000 won.

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



HERO

Grand Theater, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

March 9 to April 21


“Hero” was commissioned in 2009 to honor the 100-year anniversary of the death of Korean independence activist and pan-Asianist, An Chung-geun. The musical is returning to the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts to mark the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement.

Shortly before the annexation of Korea by Japan, An joined a group of resistance fighters in Russia, which plots the assassination of Ito Hirobumi - the Japanese resident-general in Korea and Prime Minister of Japan - upon his arrival in Manchuria.

The musical is packed with energetic performances, while lightening the mood with witty songs.

The musical begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

The theater provides a foreigner discount of 20 percent and subtitles in English, Japanese and Chinese.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8



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