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2011.12.8 TICKET

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Dancers from the Universal Ballet Company perform in “The Nutcracker,” which runs from Dec. 21 to 31 at the Universal Arts Center in eastern Seoul. See HOLIDAY EVENTS. Provided by the company


MUSIC

MARC GRAUWELS & FRIENDS

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Today: Belgian flautist Marc Grauwels performs with a group of acclaimed Korean musicians.

Noted for his eclecticism as a soloist, Grauwels has worked with renowned musicians such as Guy Lukowski and Greek composer Yannis Markopoulos, who wrote a concerto dedicated to Grauwels that was played at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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

GRACIAS CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Saturday: The Gracias Choir and Orchestra presents its “Christmas Cantata,” a mixture of choral, musical and opera songs with popular carols as “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas.”

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are 1,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
(02) 399-1609, www.sejongpac.or.kr

FRIENDS OF KOREA FOUNDATION

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Monday: The Korea Foundation is holding its 20th anniversary end-of-the-year concert with the Korea Chamber Orchestra, pianist Shin Soo-jung and popular ensemble MIK. The program includes Mendelssohn’s Symphony for Strings No. 10 in B minor, works by Mozart and more.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

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 6 p.m. Saturday and 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, Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3.

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



THEATER

EVITA

LG Arts Center

Friday 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 moving songs such as “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” It is based on the true story 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



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



HOLIDAY EVENTS

THE NUTCRACKER

Universal Art Center

Dec. 21 to 31: Universal Ballet Company brings its version of the traditional holiday production to theaters this month.

Along with “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker” is one of the three great ballets composed by Peter Tchaikovsky. UBC has presented “The Nutcracker” every year since 1986. Its version is adapted from the one choreographed by Vasily Vainonen in 1934, with further adaptations by Oleg Vinogradov.

The performance starts at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The Dec. 21 show is at 7:30 p.m. only.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SANTALAND DIARIES

White Box Theater

Dec. 24 to 25: This one-man show is based on David Sedaris’ acclaimed essay that humorously relates his short-lived stint working as an elf at Macy’s department store one Christmas. The show will be performed by the talented Daniel Kennedy and is directed by Desiree Munro and produced by the Probationary Theater Company.

It will be performed entirely in English with Korean subtitles.

Performances are at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 15,000 won.
Hyochang Park Station, line No. 6, exit 2
www.probationarytheatre.com

COUNTDOWN SEOUL 2012

Times Square

Dec. 31: This annual end-of-year event features three stages and 20 acts, including headliner UV; French electronic producers Breakbot and So Me; French synth-rock duo Housse de Racket; acoustic pop duo Autumn Vacation; dance and electronic outfit Goonamguayeoridingstella; indie band 3rd Line Butterfly; indie rockers The Freaks, Summer Here Kids and Mongoose; and indie folk group One Punch.

The event is from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 99,000 won.
Youngdeungpo Station, line No. 1, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


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