2009. 5. 6 THEATER & FESTIVALS

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2009. 5. 6 THEATER & FESTIVALS

THEATER



SEOUL ARTS CENTER

To Thursday: “Hindy and Teddy.” Park In-sook Planet Earth Dance Theater is staging this family musical with an environmental message.

“Hindy and Teddy” tells the story about a polar bear family that experiences firsthand the effects of global warming when the baby, Hindy, loses his mother and goes on a journey to find her.

The musical covers issues like melting polar ice, pollution and deforestation through dance and music.

Performances begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 15,000 won to 50,000 won ($39.45).

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3 exit 5

(02) 704-6420, www.sac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER

To Sunday: Opera “Fidelio.” Beethoven’s only opera is being staged in Seoul with the Muak Opera and the Korean Symphony Orchestra.

The story unfolds as Leonore, disguised as a prison guard called Fidelio, rescues her husband, Florestan, from death in a political prison. The themes of heroism and love are highlighted in the dramatic finale. Beethoven’s thoughts on political liberty are evident in notable moments such as “Prisoners’ Chorus,” an ode to freedom sung by a chorus of prisoners.

The opera is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3 exit 5

(02) 569-0678, www.sac.or.kr



COEX ARTIUM

Ongoing: “A Tale of Bravery.” The new Coex Artium in southern Seoul, a theater designed specially for musicals, is celebrating its opening with a performance of “A Tale of Bravery.” The musical is about two brothers who return to their hometown after their father’s death. There, they meet a ghost who sends them on a mission to find a lottery ticket their father left behind. Enchanted by her charm, the quarreling brothers compete to get the ticket first. Jung Jun-ha, one of Korea’s best-known comedians, headlines the musical.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 35,000 won to 60,000 won.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 6000-7889, www.coexartium.com





MUSIC



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

To Friday: “Beautiful Companion.” Friday’s upcoming Parents’ Day is being celebrated throughout this week with nightly concerts featuring jazz and folk music of the 1940s and 50s.

Produced by MBC, singers of different ages will perform together to help parents reminisce. The concerts will also see orchestral performances of pieces from the popular drama “Beethoven Virus.”

The concerts start at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 350,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 368-1515, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Wednesday: “Natalie Cole Live in Korea.” American singer-songwriter and daughter of Jazz legend Nat King Cole is coming to Korea for her first concert here.

Natalie Cole has won 10 Grammy Awards and sold over 5 million records. Her remake of her father’s smash hit “Unforgettable,” off the 1991 “Unforgettable…With Love” album, brought her into the international spotlight.

Cole is well known to Koreans for “Love” and “When I Fall In Love,” which have been featured in many TV commercials and film soundtracks.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 150,000 won.

The show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 399-1783, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Tuesday: “A Picnic on a Beautiful Spring Day.” Jang Sa-ik is holding an encore performance of his successful pansori show showcasing the traditional Korean vocal and percussion genre. Pansori derives from pan, “a place where crowds gather,” and sori, meaning “sound.” The show centers on themes of life and death. Jang will sing of anger, sorrow and the pleasures of life, accompanied by vocalists and percussionists.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 396-0514, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Saturday and Sunday: “Strauss Orchestra.” The German Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra, founded in 1548, will hold two concerts in Seoul this weekend under the baton of conductor Fabio Luisi and featuring pianist Emanuel Ax.

The “Strauss Orchestra” earned its moniker due to its 60-year relationship with composer Richard Strauss.

On Saturday, the orchestra will play Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels, Op.28, Burleske in D minor and Also sprach Zarathustra. Sunday’s concert features Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 250,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 399-1612, www.sejongpac.or.kr





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL FEDERATION

Wednesday

KIA Tigers vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6.30 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6.30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 6.30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6.30 p.m.

Thursday

KIA Tigers vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6.30 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6.30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 6.30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6.30 p.m.

Friday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6.30 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6.30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers

Gwangju, 6.30 p.m.

Heroes vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 6.30 p.m.

Saturday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Heroes vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 2 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Heroes vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

KIA Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6.30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6.30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6.30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 6.30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.co.kr





FESTIVALS



HI SEOUL FESTIVAL, Gyeongbokgung Palace, central Seoul

Sunday: “A Story about King Sejong.” The Hi Seoul Festival features a performance about King Sejong, the sage ruler who created the Korean alphabet, from his birth to his achievements after coronation. Admission to the palace is 3,000 won for adults and 1,500 for students.

The show will be held from 4:00 to 5.30 p.m.

Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 5.

(02) 3290-7150, www.hiseoulfest.org



KOROOT, Dispersed and Returned

May 8-10: Three adoptee-related organizations present a weekend of events around adoption and the adoptee experience.

KoRoot’s Saturday photo exhibition features the work of four adoptees reflecting on the impact and implications of their return. A symposium on Friday examines adoption’s connection to social welfare and a street theater performance with a giant 2.5-meter-tall puppet created by artist Eom Jung-ae of Chuncheon Puppet Theater will be presented on Sunday. Events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition opens Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, B1

(02) 3210-2451, www.koroot.org or www.adopteesolidarity.org
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