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The Korean production of the musical “Wicked” kicks off on Friday at the Charlotte Theater in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul. Above is an image from its American production. Provided by Joan Marcus



Kyung Hee University, Grand Peace Palace

Saturday and Sunday: With the success of her third full-length album, “Modern Times,” Korea’s so-called “little sister” IU will present her second solo concert. The work of the singer, whose real name is Lee Ji-eun, has been praised for its maturity and sophistication, with its take on a wide range of genres such as swing, jazz and bossa nova.

This weekend’s concerts start on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m.

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

Hoegi Station, line No. 1, exit 1.


Uniqlo Ax

Nov. 28: The rock band out of Scotland, most famous for their hits from 2004, “Take Me Out,” and 2005, “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.


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 show’s 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.


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.


Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Dec. 13, 14: For the fifth year, several leading Korean singers are coming together for “The Vocalist Concert.” This year’s lineup features Bobby Kim, Ali, Lee Jung and Park Wan-gyu, four singers all known for their unique style.

“The Vocalist Concert” started in 2009 with Bobby Kim, Kim Bum-soo and Wheesung. This year’s show will differ, however, thanks to the addition of Park, who is more of a rocker than a crooner.

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

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 121,000 won.

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


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall

Dec. 20 to 24: Psy is ready to dance under the moonlight with his Korean fans. The singer’s concerts are always popular thanks to the singer’s nonstop energy on stage.

Psy recently wrote on Twitter that he had a hard time last year despite his amazing international breakthrough, because he had to keep performing only “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman.” For this concert, he will perform around 15 songs, as per usual for his concerts in Korea.

The concert starts Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. No show on Monday.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 165,000 won.

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



Dec. 20 to 22, 24: One of the best vocalists in Korea, Lee Seung-chul will present his third series of concerts in 2013, “Carol Line.” These shows follow “Beach Voice,” his summer concert in August, and “Love Rain,” his fall concert in October.

Lee is known for his sweet yet powerful voice. He also was a judge on the popular TV show “Superstar K” on cable channel Mnet.

“Carol Line” will kick off in Busan on Dec. 7 and continue through Dec. 31 in Daegu.

The Seoul concerts all start at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 154,000 won.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 5


Yonsei University, Grand Hall

Dec. 21, 22, 24, 25: The sentimental balladeer Kim Yeon-woo is ready to make fans weep once more in concert.

Kim is well known for his smooth and clear voice that goes well with his sentimental lyrics. Most of his songs talk about love, especially love stories that end badly or that are doomed.

Kim is best known from his appearance last year on MBC’s hit program “Survival: I Am a Singer.”

The concerts start at 7 p.m., except on Dec. 24 when Kim has a second show at 11 p.m.

Tickets range from 90,000 won to 130,000 won.

Sinchon station, line No. 2, exit 3 or 4


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

Dec. 24 to 28: The folk-rock duo 10cm will present their very-first Christmas concert this year. 10cm became indie darlings in 2010 for their song “Americano.”

The songs on their second album, “2.0,” did even better, appearing on the music charts and turning the group into mainstream stars. They took their popularity up yet another level after appearing on the MBC’s entertainment program “Infinite Challenge.”

The concerts start on Dec. 24, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m., and on Dec. 25 and 28 at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 77,000 won.

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


Blue Square

Dec. 31: Korea’s rising electro-dance sensation usher in the New Year and their new album with a big concert.

The show begins at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 44,000 won to 66,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3.




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.


Charlotte Theater

Friday to Jan. 26: 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.


D-Cube Arts Center

Sunday 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 Arts Center

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

“The Nutcracker” is a wonderful 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.



Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

Friday: 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.



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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