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2019.8.29 Ticket

Aug 29,2019
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Dancers from the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company will perform swing dance with modern touches in their show “Swing.” Swedish swing jazz band Gentlemen and Gangsters will play live music during the performance. [KOREA NATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY]
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SWAN LAKE
Sejong Performing Arts Center, Grand Theater

Through Sept. 1

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

“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 company and provide the music during the performance.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won ($41) to 120,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



SWING
Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

From Aug. 30 to Sept. 1

After receiving rave reviews in 2018, “Swing” returns this year. Dancers from the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company will perform swing dance with modern touches.

Like last year, the six-member Swedish swing jazz band Gentlemen and Gangsters will perform live music for the show put together by Korean choreographer Ahn Sung-soo.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on opening day. There will be two shows on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Only one show will be staged, at 3 p.m., on Sept. 1.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.

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



DISNEY IN CONCERT
Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Sept. 7

Korea’s only outdoor Disney concert will feature songs from hit movies like “Frozen” (2013), “The Little Mermaid” (1989), “Lion King” (1994) and “Beauty and the Beast” (1991).

Every year, kids come to the concert dressed in costume as their favorite Disney character and enjoy classical versions of their favorite Disney songs.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

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



SHAWN MENDES
Olympic Park, Gymnastics Arena

Sept. 25

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will take the stage in Seoul for the first time on Sept. 25.

The Seoul concert is part of the artist’s world tour titled “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” that kicked off in March.

Mendes broke into the music scene back in 2014 with his single album “Life of the Party.”

Since the debut, many of his albums have topped music charts around the world. He became the youngest artist to top Billboard’s album chart with his 2015 full-length album “Handwritten.”

After the Seoul concert, the 21-year-old singer is scheduled to perform across Asia, with stops in Bangkok, Shanghai and Singapore.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 143,000 won.

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



MARIE ANTOINETTE
D-Cube Arts Center

Through Nov. 17

The musical Marie Antoinette has returned to Korea for the first time in five years with its largest stage yet.

The musical tells the story of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, but it has added some fictional characters like Margrid Arnaud to add more drama to the life of the queen who was put to death by guillotine.

The nearly three-hour-long performance takes place in several settings, from the Palace of Versailles to Tuileries Garden to the Marais district, and the show will jump from place to place by using a revolving stage.

Musical actor Kim So-hyun returns to the role of Marie Antoinette for the first time since the show’s local premiere five years ago. Kim So-hyang will alternate as the queen.

Jang Eun-ah has been cast to play the role of Margrid, who begs for money on the street but later becomes a revolution leader.

The male protagonist Fersen will be played by three actors - Park Kang-hyun, Jung Taek-woon and Hwang Min-hyun - who will alternate in the role.

American Robert Johanson is directing the musical.

The show starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8 p.m. on Thursdays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and national holidays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.

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



MAMMA MIA!
LG Arts Center

Through 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.

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.



SIMCHEONG
Opera House, Seoul Arts Center

From Oct. 11 - 13

Universal Ballet Company will be staging one of its original productions “Simcheong,” a cultural mash-up that blends ballet with a traditional Korean tale about a girl named Simcheong, who sacrifices herself to help her blind father see.

She decides to jump into the sea, but instead of dying, she becomes the queen of an underwater kingdom. She and her father eventually meet again.

This story emphasizes the concept of hyo, a word that describes the deep love and sense of duty felt by children toward their parents, and it gained international recognition after its world premiere in 1986.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.

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



HAN-NA CHANG & TRONDHEIM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Nov. 13

Chief conductor and artistic leader of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Han-Na Chang, will be hosting a concert alongside acclaimed pianist Dong Hyek Lim.

Although both musicians once worked for EMI Classics, this concert will be the first time that these esteemed artists will have the opportunity to perform together.

Chang will be conducting the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra with Lim on the piano as they play Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1,” “Piano Concerto in A minor” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6 in B minor.”

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 200,000 won.

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

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