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2013.1.16 TICKET

MUSIC



PARK WAN-KYU

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Saturday and Sunday: Famous rocker Park Wan-kyu, who used to be a member of Boowhal, will stage a concert under the title “Rewind” in Seoul.

After dropping out of the rock band, Park suffered financial difficulties and divorced his wife. But he’s made somewhat of a comeback through MBC’s “I Am a Singer,” a top-notch competition show. The performance is a journey through Park’s life, including his dark past, present and future.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 110,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com,
www.olympicpark.co.kr



UNITED CUBE

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Feb. 2: K-pop artists under the agency Cube Entertainment, including 4Minute, Beast, G.Na, and BtoB, are holding a joint concert next month. Following 2011’s “United Cube’s Fantasy Land,” the entertainment agency organized another joint event for its artists.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



PATTI SMITH

Uniqlo Ax

Feb. 2: Godmother of punk Patti Smith will hold her first solo concert in Korea. Smith has long captivated the public as the legendary icon of a female rocker. She was also picked as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine. She released her 11th album “Banga” last June.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are 110,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



MY BLOODY VALENTINE

Uniqlo Ax

Feb. 3: Alternative Irish rock band My Bloody Valentine is holding its first-ever concert in Korea. The group has been credited with representing a movement known as “shoegaze” and recently posted on its Facebook page that it has “finished mastering a new album” and will be playing fresh tracks at the upcoming concert.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 110,000 won

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

ADAM LAMBERT

Uniqlo Ax

Feb. 17: Adam Lambert, who was the runner-up on “American Idol” three years ago, is heading to Seoul. The singer released his second studio album “Trespassing” in May. He is often compared to Lady Gaga for bizarre performances on stage, and, just like Lady Gaga, the show will only admit those 19 and up.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 119,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



SON YEOL-EUM

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 7: Classical pianist Son Yeol-eum will hold a concert at the Seoul Arts Center. She has won numerous awards, including the Silver Medal at the 13th International Van Cliburn Competition as well as second prize at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

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

(02) 749-8821, www.sac.or.kr

THE SCRIPT

Uniqlo Ax

March 27: The Script, an alternative Irish rock band based in London, is heading to Seoul. The band’s third album, creatively titled “#3,” was released in the United Kingdom in September and landed at No. 2 in its first week.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 110,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





THEATER



RUDOLF

Chungmu Art Hall

To Jan. 31: Musical “Rudolf” is based on the novel “A Nervous Splendor,” which deals with the Mayerling incident in 1889. The cast features Ahn Jae-wook, Im Tae-kyung and Park Eun-tae.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SWAN LAKE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

To Feb. 3: Tchaikovsky’s world-renowned ballet “Swan Lake” will be performed in teddy bear costumes. The show starts at 2 p.m. on weekdays; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

An 11 a.m. performance is available on Wednesdays as well.

Tickets are 40,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



ROMEO AND JULIET

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Feb. 14 to 17: The Korean National Ballet will be performing “Romeo and Juliet,” choreographed by Jean Christophe Maillo. His version of the ballet has been praised for cinematic directing and fantastic costumes and lighting.

The performance starts at 8 p.m on Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 3 p.m. on Sunday

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

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Blue Square, Samsung Hall

To Feb. 28: Broadway’s longest-running musical returns to Seoul in its 25th year.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets are 50,000 won to 160,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



REBECCA

LG Arts Center

To March 31: A Korean production of the German-language musical “Rebecca,” based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, will be staged from next week. The musical is written by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, the authors of the musicals “Elisabeth” and “Mozart,” which drew hundreds of thousands here. Yoo Jun-sang, Ryu Jung-han and Oh Man-seok have been cast for the production.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



AIDA

D-Cube Art Center

To April 28: A Korean adaptation of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is being staged for the third time in Korea.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. There are no performances on Monday.

Tickets are 60,000 won to 120,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line Nos. 1 and 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



LEE JA-RAM’S UKCHEOK-GA

Seongnam Art Center, Ensemble Theater

Feb. 23 and 24: “Ukchuk-ga” is a pansori (narrative singing) inspired by Brecht’s “The Mother Courage and Her Children.” It tells the story of how a devastating war provokes fear, sorrow and sympathy.

Each of the 15 characters has a different voice and personality, but she nails each perfectly.

Lee has also been invited to perform at the Theatre National Populaire in France and the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj in Romania.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost 50,000 won.

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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