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2019.4.17 Ticket

Apr 17,2019
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Korean jukebox musical “The Days,” featuring the hit songs by the late folk singer Kim Kwang-seok, is currently being staged at Blue Square in central Seoul. Veteran actors performing in the show include Yoo Jun-sang, Oh Jong-hyuk and Seo Hyun-chul. [YONHAP]
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HERO

Grand Theater, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Through April 21


“Hero” was commissioned in 2009 to honor the centennial of the death of Korean independence activist and pan-Asianist Ahn Jung-geun. The musical is returning to the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts to mark the 100th anniversary of the March 1, 1919, Independence Movement.

Shortly before the annexation of Korea by Japan (1910-45), Ahn joined the group of resistance fighters in Russia that plotted Ito Hirobumi’s assassination - the Japanese resident general in Korea and prime minister of Japan - upon his arrival in Manchuria.

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, as well as public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won ($53) to 140,000 won.

The theater provides a 20 percent discount to foreign audiences and subtitles in English, Japanese and Chinese.

Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 5, exit 8.



ED SHEERAN

Songdo Moonlight Festival Park, Incheon

April 21


Ed Sheeran, who had to cancel a scheduled concert in October after fracturing both of his arms in a bicycle accident, will hold a concert in Incheon’s Songdo International Business District this spring.

He’ll be bringing the unique mix of hip-hop and folk music from his three albums, which continue to perform well on music charts.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

International Business District Station, Incheon Metro line No. 1, exit 5.



HAM-ICK

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Through April 28


Written by playwright Kim Eun-seong, this Korean version of “Hamlet” was first performed in 2016 by the Seoul Metropolitan Theatre.

The piece was created to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and director Kim Gwang-bo received positive reviews from critics after its premiere.

Although Ham-ick lives a perfect life as a second-generation chaebol and as a university professor, her inner life is filled with revenge. Because she struggles with social skills, she wears a figurative mask to hide who she truly is.

But when she meets college student Yeon-woo, her loneliness begins to shake. The playwright made Hamlet into a female character and dramatized the original story in various ways.

The play begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; at 3 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 5, exit 8.



ALL NEW MUSICAL GREASE

D-Cube Arts Center

April 30 to Aug. 11


The popular rock ’n’ roll musical “Grease” has been reproduced to reflect modern times with rearranged numbers and newly designed stages and props by Korea’s OD Company.

This new show is still heavily based on the 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey that highlights the ’50s U.S. working-class youth subculture known as “greasers.” The characters are still the same, as is the story line, according to Shin Chun-soo, the producer of the OD Company, adding that the musical had to be retouched and upgraded so it could also speak to younger audiences who don’t understand U.S. culture of the ’50s and ’60s. The cast includes Seo Kyeong-soo, Kim Tae-oh, Jeong Se-yoon, Yang Seo-yoon and Han Chae-ah, among many others.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

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



THE DAYS

Blue Square, Interpark Hall

Through May 6


“The Days” is a Korean jukebox musical featuring hit songs by late folk singer Kim Kwang-seok. The musical premiered in 2013 and has been gaining popularity ever since.

The show includes a star-studded cast including Yoo Jun-sang, Oh Jong-hyuk, Seo Hyun-chul, Lee Jeong-yeol, Kim San-ho and Park Jung-pyo.

It starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays and there are additional shows at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



LEE MI-JA 60 YEARS OF MUSIC CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

May 8-10


The veteran singer celebrates the 60th anniversary of her debut and offers fans to come and enjoy a concert to celebrate Korea’s Parents’ Day, which falls on May 8. She made her debut in 1959 with a song titled “Pure 19” and led the golden age of trot. Many female trot singers left the spotlight one after another after getting married, but Lee stayed put, releasing a variety of hit songs, including “Island Village Teacher,” “Lady Dongbaek,” “Heuksan Island Lady” and “Assi.”

Her songs, Lee’s fans insist, sooth the sorrows of Koreans. She was the first pop singer to perform at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in 1989, to mark her 30th anniversary. Since then, she’s been performing at the arts center every five years.

Her concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 100,000 won to 200,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 5, exit 8.



THE STUDENT AND MR. HENRI

Uniplex Hall 1

Through May 12


When Constance decides to depart her hometown against her father’s will in order to pursue her studies at the University of Paris, she has no choice but to live with a grumpy, arrogant and ill-tempered old man named Mr. Henri. Failing to abide by Mr. Henri’s countless rules and missing her rent’s due date, Constance and Mr. Henri strike a deal that allows her to stay, albeit one with consequences. Mr. Henri is alternately portrayed by veteran actors Lee Sun-jae and Shin-goo.

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

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 60,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, Line No. 4, exit 2.



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