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2012.6.14 TICKET

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MUSIC

BON VOYAGE
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 23: The Sejong Center for the Performing Arts will host a joint performance by Italian organist Pier Damiano Peretti and French organist and composer Jean-Baptiste Robin.

Peretti won first place at the St. Albans International Organ Competition in 1999 and since then has toured the world.

Since 2009, he has been a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Robin is regarded as the top student of notable French organist Marie-Claire Alain, who often performs substantial works from memory.

In 2000, Robin was appointed to the prestigious post of organist at Poitiers Cathedral and now is an organist at the Palace of Versailles.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

(02) 399-1114, www.sejongpac.or.kr.



MAKSIM MRVICA
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 6: Since 2004, Maksim Mrvica, a famous Croatian crossover pianist, has held concerts every year in Korea. Mrvic kicks off his “Maksim Mrvica Korea Tour” July 6 in Seoul, then moves on to Gwangju, Busan, Daejeon and Daegu.

Since making his first album “Gestures” in 2000, Mrvica has has performed in several genres. His dynamic piano playing accompanied by electric sound and a strong beat. His masterpiece “The Flight of the Bumble Bee” was highly acclaimed by critics who said, “His fingers are gifts from God.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 121,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com.



EMINEM
Jamsil Sports Complex, Assistant Stadium

Aug. 19: Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? For the first time in Korea, he will. Eminem’s “Recovery Tour” makes its way to Seoul this summer after stops in the Americas and Europe. The U.S. rapper and producer was the best-selling artist of the 2000s, with his debut album “The Slim Shady LP” propelling him to fame in 1999. He became the first artist to win the three-consecutive Best Rap Album Grammys. Currently, more than 86.5 million copies of his albums have been sold worldwide.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com.



THEATER

WICKED
Blue Square Musical Hall

To July 31: “Wicked” is a musical based on the Gregory Maguire’s best-seller novel, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” The original Broadway production of “Wicked” has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Orchestrations, Costume Design and Scene Design. The long-running musical combines a sensational story and addictive music.

Performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays; at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 160,000 won.

1577-3363, http://www.clip2u.co.kr.

CHICAGO
D-Cube Arts Center

To Oct. 7: The Korean version of the musical “Chicago” returns to the stage after a two-year absence with a new cast. “Chicago” tells the story of the “hottest stage in the world” in the roaring ’20s, when the country was in the throes of a new kind of music - jazz.

Korean diva Insooni and musical actress Yoon Gong-ju will star, with male leads Nam Kyung-joo, Sung Gi-yoon and Ryu Chang-woo.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; at 3 p.m. Wednesday; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 110,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line No. 1, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com.


HAIRSPRAY
Chungmu Art Hall, Grand Theater

To August 5: The 1960s youthful spirit rises again with cheerful and awakening musical numbers and dancing in “Hairspray.” Its premiere in 2007 was extraordinary.

Winning the 14th Best Foreign Musical and Actress awards at the Korea Musical Awards, “Hairspray” was highly acclaimed for its quality and popularity.
Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 90,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com.


ROMEO & JULIET
Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

Tomorrow: The Korea National Ballet is bringing back its contemporary production of “Romeo and Juliet,” choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, as the opening performance for the upcoming Ballet Festival Korea.

In October, when the KNB performed “Romeo and Juliet,” accompanied by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Chung Myung-whun, an average of 98 percent of the seats were occupied during the four-day run. The upcoming show, however, will use recorded music.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 80,000 won.

1588-7890, www.sac.or.kr.


JO JU-HYUN’S “SHAKING THE MOLD”
Arko Arts Theater

Tomorrow and Saturday: Contemporary dancer Jo Ju-hyun will perform her newest work, “Shaking the Mold.”

Jo joined the Washington Ballet, where she was a premiere danseuse. “Shaking the Mold” concerns people searching for answers to their questions of life.
The performance starts at 8 p.m. on June 15 and at 6 p.m June 16.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02)3668-0007, www.hanpac.or.kr.


LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Saturday and Sunday: Korean ballerina Kang Sue-jin, a principal dancer in Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet, will perform the iconic ballet “La Dame aux Camelias” by John Neumeier. Kang will be in the lead role of Marguerite Gautier, a tragic courtesan in 19th-century Paris.

The prima ballerina joined the Stuttgart Ballet in 1986 and was the first Asian to be honored as a chamber dancer by the German state government of Baden-Wurttemberg.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com.


MOZART
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

July 10 to July 28: Musical “Mozart” makes its way to Korea. In 2010, on its first performance in Korea, all 3,000 seats were sold out. Now with Korean actors, “Mozart” aims to show more than its original work with some 500 splendor costumes and an orchestra.

Performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.

Gwanghawmun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

1544-1555 ticket.interpark.com.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

JAMI
Samcheonggak, Ilwhadang Concert Hall

To June 27: The word “jami” means “delicious food that is also nutritious,” as well as “fun” in the dialect of Jeju Island. Admission includes a selection of Korean dishes and traditional tea.

Performances are at noon Monday, Tuesday and and Wednesday.

Tickets range from 50,000 to 70,000 won.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


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