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2019.5.22 Ticket

May 22,2019
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Popular Korean-American hip-hop artist Jay Park is kicking off his first solo world tour in July with two shows in Seoul at the Olympic Park in southern Seoul. [KWON HYUK-JAE]
THE 13TH SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019

Olympic Park

May 25-30


The annual Seoul Jazz Festival is kicking off in a couple of weeks and the names of artists set to perform have been released. This year’s lineup includes Christian McBride and Tip City, Feel Kim, Dean, Jang Beom-june, Clean Bandit, Aloe Blacc and Wouter Hamel on Saturday and Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau Trio, Pink Martini, Andy Mckee, Jung Seung-hwan and Lee Hi on Sunday, among many others.

One-day tickets cost 165,000 won ($138), while two-day tickets cost 245,000 won.

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



THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

May 28 to June 16


This musical, performed by the Seoul Metropolitan Musical Theater, is based on one William Shakespeare’s masterpieces. The story revolves around Antonio, the Merchant of Venice. The show is directed by Park Geun-hyung, who leads the theater company Alley.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 60,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



887

LG Arts Center

May 29 to June 2


“887” is Robert Lepage’s one-man show that takes the audience on a journey into the realm of his childhood memory. He plunges into the depths of his memory and questions the relevance of certain recollections, such as “Why do we remember the phone number from our youth, yet forget our current one?” and “How does a childhood song withstand the test of time, permanently ingrained in our minds, while the name of a loved one escapes us?”

Several works from Lepage have been staged in Korea, but “887” will be the first work of his that he directs and performs in. In the show, Lepage speaks French and English. Korean subtitles will be provided.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 5 p.m. on Saturday; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



BALLET “CINDERELLA”

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

June 12-14


Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo from Monaco is bringing “Cinderella” (1999) to Seoul next month. This ballet is an iconic work produced by the ballet company’s choreographer, Jean-Christophe Maillot, who has produced more than 30 pieces for the company. His version of “Cinderella” is known for completely reinventing classical ballet.

For this production, Korean ballerina An Jae-yong, who is a principal dancer at the company, will be performing in Korea for the first time since joining the company in 2016.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 230,000 won.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

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



JAY PARK

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

July 6-7


Hip-hop artist Jay Park will kick off his first solo world tour with concerts in Seoul on July 6 and 7. The “Jay Park 2019 Sexy 4Eva World Tour,” named after a song off of his 2018 EP “Ask Bout Me,” the rapper plans to tour the world, although he has not yet revealed which cities he’ll be making stops in.

The Korean-American rapper debuted as a member of the JYP Entertainment boy band 2PM in 2008. He is the founder and CEO of the independent hip-hop label AOMG.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 155,000 won.

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



MUSICAL “ANNA KARENINA”

Blue Square, Interpark Hall

Through July 14


This Korean production of “Anna Karenina” is coming back to Blue Square in central Seoul. The musical - with book and lyrics by Yuliy Kim and music by Roman Ignatyev - is based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel of the same name. It centers around the tragic protagonist Anna Karenina, who is an unhappily married woman. Eventually, her ill-fated liaison with Count Vronsky leads to her downfall.

For the role of Anna Karenina, musical actors Kim So-hyeon and Yoon Gong-ju will alternate, while Kim Woo-hyung and Min Woo-hyuk will alternate the role of Count Vronsky.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



ALL NEW MUSICAL GREASE

D-Cube Arts Center

Through 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 did have 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 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, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1 or 5.



BALLET “SWAN LAKE”

Sejong Performing Arts Center, Grand Theater

Aug. 28 to Sept. 1


The internationally acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is set to perform Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” in Seoul. Last year, the theater’s run in London was a great success, ending with extra performances due to unprecedented demand.

Meanwhile, “Swan Lake” is arguably the world’s most beloved ballet piece, telling the story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a princess who is turned into a swan by the curse of an evil sorcerer. The full St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Orchestra will accompany the performance.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



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