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2011.11.17 TICKET

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Annie is offered trays of treats at Daddy Warbucks’ mansion in “Annie,” named best musical at the Korean Musical Awards in 2007. The production returns for a holiday run Dec. 15 to 29 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul. See THEATER. Provided by the Sejong Center


MUSIC

BRIAN MCKNIGHT

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Nov. 26: Brian McKnight comes to Korea to promote his latest album “Just Me” as part of his world tour. Recognized as a top R&B musician, McKnight has maintained his fan base through consistent album releases for the past 20 years.

The set list includes songs from his new album such as “Temptation,” “Fall 5.0” and the bluesy ballad “One Mo’ Time” as well as previous hits.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 79,000 won to 119,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

BOYZ II MEN

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Nov. 27: Internationally acclaimed Boyz II Men is holding a concert titled “Harmony Concert with Unicef,” with the purpose of delivering a message of hope and strength. Part of the money raised will be donated to Unicef for the welfare of children around the world.

Since their debut in 1991, Boyz II Men have been one of the world’s most popular R&B bands.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from 88,000 won to 140,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

MOGWAI

AX-Korea

Nov. 30: Don’t feed after midnight. When the man goes to buy Gizmo, in Steven Speilberg’s “Gremlins,” the Chinese man selling it to him calls it a “Mogwai.”

The music of the Scottish post-rock superstars lilts between the more chaotic, monster version of the creature and the soft, purring type. Their music has been described as misty, haunting and ethereal. Mogwai has grown into one of the more recognizable names in their genre. The concert will feature large-scale projections during the set. This is their first time in Korea.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are 66,000 won in advance, 77,000 won at the door.
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
1544-1555, supercolorsuper.com

MAMAS GUN

Hongik University, V Hall

Dec. 1 and 2: Known for a stellar performance at the 2011 Pentaport Rock Festival, London’s soul funk band Mamas Gun is returning to Korea to promote its recently released sophomore album “The Life and Soul.”

After the release of its first album “Routes to Riches” in 2009, the band became an instant success in Japan.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 66,000 won.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 9
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

MARC GRAUWELS & FRIENDS

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Dec. 8: Belgian flautist Marc Grauwels performs in Korea with a group of acclaimed Korean musicians.

Noted for his eclecticism as a soloist, Grauwels has worked with international musician such as Famed Guy Lukowski and Greek composer Yannis Markopoulos, who wrote a concerto for flute dedicated to Grauwels that was played at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.

He will play with flautist Park Min-young, violinist Jung Yoo-jin and many more. The program includes Mozart’s Divertimento No. 1 in D and Chopin’s Variations on a Theme by Rossini.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 6292-9370, www.sac.or.kr

SUPERSTAR K3 TOP 11

Olympic Park SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium

Dec. 17 and 18: The top 11 contestants from season three of the popular reality talent show “Superstar K” reunite for an end-of-year concert.

The show is at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SEOUL STRING QUARTET

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Dec. 18: The Seoul String Quartet - with members Wayne Lin, Shin A-rah, Huang Hung-wei and Park Sang-min - will play Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 in D, K.575, Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

2AM

Jamsil Students’ Gymnasium

Dec. 24 and 25: The four-member boy band 2AM is hosting a Christmas concert in December for its fans.

The band’s “2011 2AM Concert - Christmas” event will reintroduce the band to fans after a year of inactivity.

2AM is one of the two subgroups that branched out from the 11-member boy band One Day; the other is 2PM.

The performance is at 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 99,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

HIGH LIGHT FESTIVAL 2012

Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Vistal Hall, Walkerhill Theater

Dec. 31: Popular Asian-American electro hip-hop group Far East Movement is putting together this multicultural music event to celebrate the New Year. As an indoor hip-hop and electronic festival, a total of six teams of artists will be performing at the Vista Hall while at the same time four teams of artists will be performing at the Walkerhill Theater. Artists such as DJ Sebastian, Idiotape, DJ Yup, DJ Feadz, Beat Burger and more, will be attending.

The festival will last from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tickets are from 66,000 won to 132,000 won.
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
(02) 323-2838, highlightfestival.mnet.com

PAT METHENY

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theater

Jan. 13: American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny performs with double-bassist Larry Grenadier.

Metheny, the winner of 18 Grammy Awards, is one of the most critically acclaimed jazz musicians of the 1970s and ’80s and came to prominence as the leader of the Pat Metheny Group. His style combines progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, jazz fusion and more.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 132,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THEATER

EVITA

LG Arts Center

Dec. 9 to Jan. 29: The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical that won seven Tony awards including best musical will be presented with an all-Korean celebrity cast including Jung Sun-ah, Park Sang-won, Lee Ji-hoon and more.

“Evita” is famous for its moving and internationally acclaimed music, with hits such as “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” It is based on the true and tragic tale of Eva Peron, an illegitimate child who was a third-rate actress before becoming the first lady of Argentina.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

ANNIE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theater

Dec. 15 to 29: “Annie,” the recipient of the award for best musical at the Korean Musical Awards in 2007, is back in theaters.

First introduced to Korea in 2006, “Annie” delivers its warm message again this winter through the story of the feisty young orphan who wins the heart of a billionaire industrialist. The original Broadway production garnered seven Tony Awards including best musical after it opened in 1977. The musical features hits such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

HAMLET

Universal Art Center

To Dec. 17: The timeless and venerable Shakespeare play “Hamlet” is being transformed into a musical and will be performed in Korean. “Hamlet” concerns a grief-stricken man who is depressed over his father’s death and struggles with feelings of betrayal.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 3
070-7124-1740, www.uac.co.kr

CATS

Charlotte Theater

To Dec. 31: The second-longest-running show in Broadway history, “Cats” is back in the theater in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

The leading roles will be performed by three divas of Korean musical theater - Park Hae-mi, Insooni and Hong Ji-min - and the Korean cast and crew will be supported by the musical’s original production team.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays; at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sundays and bank holidays.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theater

Jan. 19 to Feb. 5: The French-Canadian musical “Notre-Dame de Paris” is coming for its second tour to Korea since 2006.

The show, based on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece of the same name, was brought to life under the guidance of French songwriter Luc Plamondon and composer Riccardo Cocciante.

Like its literary counterpart, the musical centers on Esmeralda, a free-spirited gypsy woman, and the three men who are in love with her: Captain Phoebus, who betrays his fiancee, has just a fleeting desire for her; Archdeacon Claude Frollo’s love is closer to lust and he’s ready to break his oath with God; and his adopted son Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of the cathedral, to whom Esmeralda is a savior who affirms his existence.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Sunday
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 200,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

FOLK PERFORMANCE

Korea House

To Dec. 31: The Korea House folk performance team presents eight traditional Korean performance styles, including: Gainjeonmokdan (royal court dance), Bongsan talchum (traditional mask dance with singing), ogomu (five drum dance), pansori (narrative singing), Buchae chum (traditional fan dance), samulnori (percussion quartet) and more.

The Korea House was established by the Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties, which helps preserve and promote traditional Korean arts.

Performances are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Korea House also offers dinner; the first seating is 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the second 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are 50,000 won.
Chungmuro Station, line No. 3 and 4, exit 3
(02) 2266-9101~3, www.kangkoku.or.kr


*Event information is culled from the Korea Tourism Organization and other online sources.
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