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The dance theater hybrid “Heineken Presents Sensation” is returning to Korea with the theme “Wicked Wonderland.” Provided by the organizer

MUSIC



DYNAMIC DUO

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Nov. 23, 24: Dynamic Duo, one of the most highly regarded hip-hop groups in Korea, is presenting its first solo concert in four years.

Since releasing its first album in 2004, Dynamic Duo has consistently been one of the highest profile hip-hop groups on the peninsula; one of the rarities that got noticed over the domination of K-pop. When the group released their seventh album in July, called “Lucky Numbers,” all 13 songs from the record shot high up in the local music charts.

The concert starts Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 99,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



FRANZ FERDINAND

Uniqlo Ax

Nov. 28: The rock band out of Scotland, most famous for their 2004 hit “Take Me Out” and 2005’s “Do You Want To,” returns to Seoul for one night only.

The show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 88,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2.



LEE SEUNG-GI

Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall

Nov. 30, Dec. 1: Lee Seung-gi, the multi-talented entertainer, is back as a singer, presenting a concert titled “Concert of Hope.” Since 2009, Lee has performed his “Concert of Hope” each year, taking a different approach with the music and staging each time.

The concert starts Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



KENNY G

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 6: Kenny G, one of the world’s most famous saxophone players, comes to Korea once more. Ever since his 1992 album “Breathless” sold 15 million copies, Kenny G has been a global icon in smooth jazz and adult contemporary music. This time, he will be performing with both his band and the Korean Symphony Orchestra, their second team up since 2012.

Tickets range from 99,000 won 220,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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



MERRY URBAN ZAKAPA

COEX Hall C

Dec. 20, 21: Urban Zakapa will present its set of third Christmas concerts this year. Last year, the group’s Christmas shows were the biggest-sellers of the year.

In addition to the two Seoul shows, Urban Zakapa will hold concerts in Daegu, Busan and Daejeon. Recently, the band has released the single “Walk Backwards,” which has made its way to the top of the music charts.

The concert starts Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 99,000 won.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 5.



THAT WINTER: 2013 YB & PARK JUNG-HYUN CONCERT

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Dec. 23, 24: One of Korea’s best-known rock bands, YB Band, and vocalist diva Park Jung-hyun (also known as Lena Park) will collaborate for these concerts. This is the third time Park has held concerts under the name “That Winter,” after previously collaborating with Sung Si-kyung in 2011 and Kim Bum-soo in 2012.

The concert starts Monday at 8 p.m.; Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.

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



CHRISTMAS IN NELL’S ROOM 2013

Jamsil Students’ Gymnasium

Dec. 24: The emo band Nell, with its dreamy rock sound heavily influenced by British groups such as Radiohead and Muse, presents two Christmas Eve concerts. The band started out playing in small Hongdae clubs before it was famously discovered by the legendary Korean musician Seo Tai-ji and signed to his label.

The first concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and the second at midnight.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 110,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8.



YIM JAE-BEUM

Olympic Park, SK Handball Stadium

Dec. 24, 25: The national concert tour of balladeer Yim Jae-beom wraps up in Seoul just in time for Christmas. Yim got his start singing for the 1980s rock band Sinawe before switching to ballads, a genre he’s been enormously successful in for two decades. This tour started in July and took Yim to 11 cities around Korea, playing for 35,000 people. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Yim is enjoying a major revival thanks to his 2011 appearance on the TV show “I’m a Singer.”

The concert starts Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



CHANG KIHA AND THE FACES

Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall

Dec. 30, 31: The band Chang Kiha and the Faces is one the biggest indie success stories in recent years. After its debut CD, which the band burned one at a time on a computer, went viral thanks to the catchy, retro sound of “Cheap Coffee,” Chang Kiha has been extraordinarily popular. The winners of many of Korea’s biggest music awards, the band promises their third full-length album is coming soon. But if you can’t wait, you can catch them live at the end of the year.

The concert starts Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 99,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.







THEATER



NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

To Sunday: The famous French musical is being staged in Korean with a stellar cast, including diva Bada. Produced by the original creative team of composer Riccardo Cocciante and choreographer Martino Muller, the musical tells the story of the hunchback who lives in Paris’s most famous cathedral, Quasimodo, and the woman he loves, the gypsy Esmeralda.

The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 60,000 to 130,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING

TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Universal Arts Center

To Dec. 12: Based on the famous Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” comes to Korea.

Catchy and family friendly, “Dreamcoat” has been one of Webber’s most popular musicals since it was introduced in the early 1970s.

The concert starts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and on Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Only one 8 p.m. on Oct. 30.

No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 110,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.



WICKED

Charlotte Theater

Nov. 22 to Dec. 22: A Korean production of the musical “Wicked” is presented in Korea for the first time.

Adapted from the best-selling novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” by Gregory Maguire, the musical is an alterative view of L. Frank Baum’s famous story “The Wizard of Oz.”

Taking the point of view of Oz’s witches, Wicked shows how the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North were originally close friends.

Oak Joo-hyun and rising star Park Hye-na will perform as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch; Jeong Sun-ah and Kim Bo-kyung will play Glinda the Good Witch.

The musical starts Tuesdays to Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays and holidays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



GHOST

D-Cube Arts Center

Nov. 24 to Dec. 22: The West End’s popular musical “Ghost” is presented in Korea for the first time. Adapted from the Hollywood movie of the same name, “Ghost” tells the undying love story of Molly and Sam. This production features musical stars such as Joo Won, Choi Jung-won and the inimitable diva Ivy.

The musical starts Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line No. 2, exit 1.



UNIVERSAL BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER

Universal Arts Center

Dec. 20 to 31: Korea’s renowned Universal Ballet presents its regular Christmas performance of “The Nutcracker.”

“The Nutcracker” is a staple of ballet, along with “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake,” thanks to the great combination of Tchaikovsky and ballet choreographer Marius Petipa.

Based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” by E. T. A. Hoffman, the ballet tells the story of a little girl who one Christmas Eve dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and takes part in a fierce battle against the frightening Mouse King.

The performance starts from Monday to Friday at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. No shows on Dec. 23 and Dec. 27.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.







TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



JANG SA-IK SORIPAN

Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

Nov. 22: Jang Sa-ik, a singer of traditional Korean music, presents a performance titled “Glad, Grateful, Happy!”

Jang made his debut relatively late in life, but he quickly gained much acclaim for his strong voice and his ability to blend Korean traditional music with other genres, such as pop and jazz. Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.





FESTIVAL



SENSATION 2013

Kintex in Ilsan

Nov. 30: The dance-theater hybrid “Sensation,” created in the year 2000 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, returns to Korea with the theme “Wicked Wonderland.”

Featured DJs include Mr. White, The Man With No Shadow, Mark Knight and Dirty South. Attendees are encouraged to wear white, just like at the 2012 event.

The event runs 9:00 p.m. to dawn.

Tickets cost 125,000 won.

Daehwa Station, line No. 3, exit 1.



Event information is collected from the Korea Tourism Organization and tickets for most events are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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