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2019.9.11 Ticket

Sept 11,2019
The Universal Ballet Company will perform its original creation “The Love of Chunhyang,” based on the famous Korean love tale by blending the traditional Korean folk tale with Tchaikovsky’s songs. [THE UNIVERSAL BALLET COMPANY]
THE LOVE OF CHUNHYANG

Opera House, Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 4-6


The Universal Ballet Company will perform its original creation “The Love of Chunhyang,” based on the famous Korean love tale.

Set in the Joseon Dynasty (1329-1910), this ballet portrays the fearless love of Chunhyang for Mongryong. Although the two come from different backgrounds, Mongryong from the upper class and Chunhyang the daughter of a gisaeng (female courtesan), the two fall in love with each other at first sight. As Mongryong goes to Seoul, however, the young lovers are separated by distance. Meanwhile, a corrupt magistrate comes into office and forces Chunhyang to become his concubine. She is threatened to death by the magistrate, and her love for Mongryong is put to the test.

The ballet performance blends the traditional Korean folk tale with Tchaikovsky’s songs.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. There will be two shows at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5. Only one show is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Oct. 6.

Ticket prices range from 10,000 to 120,000 won ($8.40 to $100.77).

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



GRAND MINT FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

Oct. 19-20


Grand Mint Festival (GMF) is back for its 13th year. Amid music festivals and concerts which heavily feature K-pop boy groups or rock music bands, the GMF has been staging performances of various musicians from indie vocalists to singers who are less featured on TVs and has become a major festival for fans who are thirsty for diverse music.

The music festival organizer has been unveiling the lineup for the two-day music festival, and the list includes musicians of various genres, from ballad singer K.will, who is well known as a singer for many famous dramas, to singer-songwriter Sunwoo Jung-a, who worked with G-Dragon of K-pop boy band Big Bang.

One-day tickets are priced at 99,000 won and two-day tickets are 158,000 won when they are purchased online in advance. Tickets are still purchasable from the concert venue on the days of the festival.

For more information about the lineup, visit https://www.mintpaper.co.kr/2019/06/grand-mint-festival-2019 (Korean only).

The festival starts at 10:30 a.m. on both days.

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



THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

Opera House, Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 24-27


Marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of French composer Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), the Korean National Opera presents “The Tales of Hoffmann,” a major creation of the composer.

The operatic performance will have three different stories based on the “The Tales of Hoffmann.”

French opera director Vincent Boussard will take the helm of the performance, while Russian tenor Alexey Dolgov and Korean tenor Kook Yun-jong, also known as Oliver Kook, are double cast for the role of Hoffmann. Korean bass Sim In-sung will also join.

The performance starts at 7:30 on Oct. 24, 25 and at 4 p.m. on Oct. 26, 27.

Ticket prices range from 10,000 to 150,000 won.

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



HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Hongik Daehangno Art Center

Through Nov. 3


A dynamic mix of rock music and monologue, this eight-time Tony-nominated musical follows the life of a band called The Angry Inch. It has been staged about 2,000 times since its Korean premiere in 2005.

The story revolves around a boy named Hansel living in East Germany in 1988.

One day, a U.S. lieutenant proposes to marry Hansel if he changes his gender to female. Hansel eventually decides to adopt the name Hedwig and undergoes a sex change operation, but it fails. He flies to Kansas only to find that he has been dumped.

Undeterred, Hedwig starts wearing wigs and makeup, forms a band called The Angry Inch and becomes a rock star.

The Korean production of this popular musical will feature musical performers Oh Man-seok, Kang Ta, Jung Mun-seong, Jeon Dong-seok and Yoon So-ho, who will all be alternating in the main role.

The show starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Fridays; 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 55,000 to 99,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3.



WHY DON’T WE: 8 LETTERS TOUR

Yes 24 Live Hall

Nov. 10


U.S. band Why Don’t We is coming back to Korea for its first solo concert in November.

The five-member band is known for songs like ”These Girls” and “8 Letters.” The concert is part of the group’s world tour promoting their latest album “8 Letters.”

Tickets cost 88,000 won.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2.



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 throughout.

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.

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




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