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2009. 6.3 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES...

THEATER



DONGSOONG ART CENTER, Dongsoong Hall

Ongoing: “Grease.” Enjoy your “summer nights” with a swinging performance of “Grease” on the Dongsoong Art Center stage.

The musical, involving two teenagers telling different stories of their summer romances with a few twists and turns thrown in, has been a favorite of theatergoers the world over, with almost 2,000 performances in Korea alone.

Set in the 1950s world of drive-ins and rock and roll, the musical also touches on gang violence, teenage rebellion, class conflict and teenage pregnancy.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won ($32.40) to 60,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1

(02) 766-3390, www.dsartcenter.co.kr



SM ART HALL

Ongoing: “Rain Man.” The theatrical version of the 1988 award-winning film “Rain Man” is coming to the stage in Daehangno.

The play’s two brothers, originally played in the movie by Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, show the love that can exist between two brothers, despite seeming like polar opposites.

Charlie, a young 1980s yuppie and his older brother Raymond, an autistic savant, go on a journey that brings them closer together and changes their lives.

The touching story won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays, and 3 and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 40,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 766-3390



CHANGJO CONCERT HALL

Ongoing: “Nunsense.” The comedy musical featuring five troublesome nuns is back.

“Nunsense” follows a host of amusing incidents that arise as a group of nuns desperately try to make a large sum of money quickly to pay for the funerals of 52 residents of the convent who died from food poisoning while they were away playing bingo.

Dan Goggin’s musical debuted off-Broadway in 1985, and has since been translated into at least 26 languages.

The Korean version is known here for hilarious performances that leave audiences in fits of laughter.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 4:30 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won for all seats.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1

(02) 747-7001, www.changjo1.co.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

Tomorrow to Sunday: “Tosca.” One of the three most celebrated pieces of opera legend Giacomo Puccini, the creator of “La Boheme” and “Madama Butterfly,” “Tosca” will be shown at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts for four days beginning tomorrow.

In the hands of renowned director Pier Luigi Pizzi, Tosca has been reconfigured into what people refer to as “Pizzi Style” which has transformed over 500 operas into masterpieces on Europe’s major stages.

Pizzi’s original staging, costumes and props are sure to capture the all-sacrificing love between Tosca and Cavaradossi, as well as the imagination of Korean fans.

The opera is staged at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 310,000 won.

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

(02) 396-3406, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEONGNAM ARTS CENTER, Opera House

Friday to June 29: “Chicago.” Some razzle-dazzle is coming to Seoul this summer.

First produced on Broadway in 1975, the musical “Chicago” has proved a hit with audiences worldwide and set many records.

Set amidst the corruption of Prohibition-era Chicago, the criminal-turned-celebrity characters have excited audiences with their singing and dancing.

The score was created by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and the original choreography was by Bob Fosse.

The characters will be played by a talented cast of well-known Korean actors such as In Soon-i, Ock Ju-Hyun and Hu Joon-Ho.

The performance starts at 3 and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8 p.m. on Wednesdays to Fridays and 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to110,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1

(031) 783-8000, www.snart.or.kr





MUSIC



LG ARTS CENTER

Tomorrow to Sunday: “The Man: Wheesung in Concert.” After his successful concert last year called “WheeShow,” Korean R&B star Wheesung is back to light up the stage again in 2009.

After releasing his first solo album “Like a Movie” in 2002, the former boy band singer is now regarded as one of the most popular R&B artists in Korea for his songs “With Me,” “With a Year,” “Fatal Disease” and “Love is Delicious.”

Wheesung has also collaborated with many big-name artists, including Se7en and Younha.

He continues his legacy with his recent popular single “Insomnia,” which has climbed to No. 1 on the local music charts.

The concert will showcase his evolving style, while his singing voice, exciting dance moves and passion remain as strong as ever.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 99,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com



SEOUL ARTS CENTER

June 18: “The National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C.” The National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C. will be performing at the Seoul Arts Center.

Founded in 1931, the orchestra has played at America’s most celebrated events, including the president’s inauguration.

Ivan Fisher has been the orchestra’s conductor since 2008. Pieces by Tchaikovsky, Kellogg, and Dvorak will be played.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 180,000 won.

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

(02) 548-4480, www.sac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER

June 23 to 24: “George Winston Summer Concert.” American pianist George Winston, best known for his melodic rural folk piano style, will perform a summer concert at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul this month.

This year’s visit will be extra special for fans due to many new tracks he has released.

He will be playing songs such as “Urban Lullaby,” “Forest,” “Montana: A Love Story” and old favorites.

The concert will also showcase Winston’s renowned skills in a variety of genres such as R&B, soul and classic jazz. He even has a go at the Hawaiian slack-key guitar.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 120,000 won.

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

(02) 548-4480, www.sac.or.kr

OLYMPIC PARK, 88 Lake Stage

June 26 to 28: “Sweet Sorrow Sunset Fiesta 2009.” The four-member male group Sweet Sorrow, whose concerts are said to have the feel of a musical, is back to perform in Seoul.

Sweet Sorrow released its fourth album last year and the songs “Far Away,” “I Love You,” “Because You Are There” and “Beautiful” quickly became popular.

The concert will have three different themes for each of the three nights they will be performing.

On Friday, the theme will be “Let’s Listen to Music” with a mixture of popular tracks and new songs.

Saturday’s theme will be “Let’s Love,” with the group telling stories about love.

On Sunday, “Let’s Play” is the theme, with upbeat songs that will have everyone on their feet and dancing.

The performance will start at 7 p.m. on the 26th and 6 p.m. on the 27th and 28th.

Tickets cost 59,000 won on the 26th and 69,000 won on the 27th and 28th.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 410-1114, www.sosfo.or.kr



MAPO ARTS CENTER, Art Hall Mac

June 27 to 28: “Boohwal’s 25th Anniversary Concert.” Korean rock legend Boohwal is celebrating its anniversary with fans at the Mapo Arts Center later this month.

The group spawned such hit tracks as “Never Ending Story” and “Heeya” following its debut in 1986. Many famous singers have gone through this band such as the vocalists Lee Seung-chul and Kim Jong-seo.

Under the theme “Someday we will meet when you miss us,” a line from their popular single “Never Ending Story,” Boohwal will play their all-time favorites. A few special guests are also lined up to perform.

The performance will start at 7 p.m. on the 27th and 6 p.m. on the 28th.

Tickets will range from 60,000 won to 70,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2

(02) 3274-8600, www.mapoartcenter.or.kr





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL FEDERATION

Wednesday

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. KIA Tigers

Gwangju , 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

LG Twins vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

LG Twins vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 5:00 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 5:00 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 5:00 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 5:00 p.m.

Sunday

LG Twins vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 5:00 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 5:00 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 5:00 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

KIA Tigers vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com





FESTIVALS



28TH INTERNATIONAL MODERN DANCE FESTIVAL, Seoul

To Saturday: “28th International Modern Dance Festival.”

The International Modern Dance Festival, or Modafe, presents another season of contemporary and experimental modern dance by artists from all over the world.

Since its foundation in 1982, the festival has played a pivotal role in developing modern dance in Korea by presenting the work of renowned overseas artists, while also giving opportunities to emerging Korean choreographers through a special program called Spark Place.

The performances will be held in different theaters in Seoul and the full schedule can be found online at the Modafe Web site.

Ticket prices range from free to 50,000 won.

(02) 765-5352, www.modafe.org
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