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2019.6.19 Ticket

June 19,2019
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The international tour production of “School of Rock,” the popular rock ’n’ roll musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is currently being staged at the Charlotte Theater in southern Seoul. [YONHAP]
SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Chungmu Arts Center

Through June 30


Often referred to as Broadway’s funniest musical comedy, “Something Rotten!” has finally come to Korea. The musical is based on a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, and music and lyrics are by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick.

The story is set in 1595, and follows the Bottom brothers - Nick and Nigel - who are struggling to find success in the theatrical world as they compete against the popularity of their contemporary, William Shakespeare.

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won ($51) to 160,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9.



JAY PARK

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

From July 6 to 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” is 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.



KIM JOO-WON’S TANGO BALLET

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, S Theater

From July 11 to 14


Ballerina Kim Joo-won is a former principal dancer of the Korean National Ballet. After leaving the company, she successfully established herself as a solo dancer, staging various dance performances throughout the country. In July, Kim and a group of other dancers will dance the tango on the stage of the new S Theater of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. A live band will also play music for the dancers, creating a night of exciting tango in the heart of Seoul.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



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.

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.



MAMMA MIA!

LG Arts Center

From July 14 to Sept. 14


The Korean production of this megahit musical is returning to the LG Arts Center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show.

Sophie is about to get married and wants her father to give her away, but the problem is she doesn’t know who her father is. After taking a peek in her mother’s diary, she discovers that he could be one of three candidates, so she tricks them all into attending her wedding.

The cast includes veteran musical actresses Choi Jung-won and Shin Young-sook as Donna.

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

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



BEN-HUR

Blue Square, Interpark Hall

From July 30 to Oct. 13


The musical, produced by New Contents Company, portrays the struggles, love and devotion of the lead character, Ben-Hur. The best-selling novel has been adapted into numerous films and musicals. The show features popular musical stars, including Kai, Han Ji-sang, Min Woo-hyuk and Park Eun-tae, who will be alternating in the lead role of Judah Ben-hur.

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

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



SCHOOL OF ROCK

Charlotte Theater

Through Aug. 25


The spirit of rock ‘n’ roll will once again sweep the country as popular musical “School of Rock” kicks off its first world tour in Korea. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical “School of Rock,” based on the 2003 film of the same name, premiered on Broadway in 2015 with music by Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater.

According to organizers, the show has been performed in other parts of the world, but this particular production, co-produced by Korea’s S&Co and GWB Entertainment, will be the first to actually tour around the world.

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 160,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



SWAN LAKE

Sejong Performing Arts Center, Grand Theater

From 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 show 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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