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2019.6.5 Ticket

June 05,2019
SCHOOL OF ROCK

Charlotte Theater

June 7 to 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. Conner Gillooly will play the lead role of Dewey Finn for this production.

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.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Chungmu Arts Center

June 9 to 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 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 to 160,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No.6, exit 9.



THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Through 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.



Monaco’s Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo is visiting Korea to present “Cinderella.” The ballet is produced by the ballet company’s choreographer, Jean-Christophe Maillot. The piece has been receiving praise for completely reinventing classical ballet. For this production, Korean ballerino An Jae-yong, who is a principal dancer at the company, will perform during the Wednesday and Friday shows. [PRM]
CINDERELLA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

June 12 to 14


Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo from Monaco is bringing “Cinderella” to Seoul. 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 ballerino 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 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,” 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.



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

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.



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 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.



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





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