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2014.2.5 TICKET

MUSIC


YIRUMA

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Friday to Sunday: The New Age pianist Yiruma will perform in Seoul next month, the final stop on his national tour for his eighth album,

“Blind Film.” Yiruma began his national tour in October and has played in 30 cities around the country.

His previous concerts have focused on piano and cello, but Yiruma is planning to add more instruments to the Seoul concert.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 90,000 won.

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


ROSE MOTEL

Seongnam Arts Center

Feb. 14 to 15: The Korean indie band is back with a Valentine’s Day concert. Rose Motel, a group that gained fame through the reality TV show “Top Band 2,” will once again perform its risque-tinged music.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 77,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.


B1A4: The Class

Olympic Park, SK Handball Stadium

Feb. 15 and 16: K-pop group B1A4 is holding its third concert tour in time for the release of their new album, “Who Am I.” During the two days, B1A4 will perform an array of hit songs, ranging from “What’s Happening?” to their latest single, “Lonely.”

The concert starts at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15, and 4 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Tickets cost 99,000 won.

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


AVRIL LAVIGNE

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Feb. 19: Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne will be coming back to Seoul for the first time in three years as part of her Asia tour.

It’s her sixth visit to Korea, and this time she’ll be presenting songs on her fifth album, “Avril Lavigne.” The album includes her new hits “Here’s to Never Growing Up” and “Rock’n’Roll.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 99,000 to 121,000 won.

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



테스트

NAN-SE GEUM FESTIVAL

Chungmu Art Hall

Feb. 20 to 23: Celebrated classical conductor Nan-se Geum is holding a concert with the Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra. The program will feature famous pieces from a range of genres, including musical numbers from “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.”

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 4 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Sindang Station, line Nos. 2 and 6, exit 1 and 9.


BROWN EYED SOUL:

THANK YOUR SOUL

Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall

Feb. 22 and 23: Brown Eyed Soul, the four-man R&B group, will hold a concert to commemorate its 10th anniversary. Earlier this month, the group released an EP titled “Always Be There” - its first new music in three years.

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

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 132,000 won.

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


IL DIVO

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Feb. 22: The classical crossover group Il Divo, famous for its versions of songs from musicals like “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” and “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera,” is coming to Korea. The “popera” group is composed of tenors David Miller and Urs Buhler, baritone Carlos Marin and French pop singer Sebastien Izambard.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 90,000 won to 250,000 won.

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


SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Seongnam Arts Center

Feb. 23: The Scottish Chamber Orchestra will hold a concert led by 30-year-old conductor Robin Ticciati. The curtain will raise with Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides Overture,” a work inspired by the Scottish landscape. Chopin and Beethoven will also be featured.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 200,000 won.

The performance starts at 5 p.m.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.



THEATER


NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

To Feb. 11: “Notre Dame de Paris” is back for eight more shows at a new location. The encore show will have the same stellar cast, including diva Bada. The musical tells the story of the hunchback Quasimodo, who lives in Paris’s most famous cathedral, and the woman he loves, the gypsy Esmeralda.

The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. There are no shows on Thursday.

Ticket ranges from 60,000 won to 130,000 won. Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.


CARMEN - THE MUSICAL

LG Arts Center

To Feb. 23: This musical version of “Carmen” is not based on the famous opera by Georges Bizet and only slightly on the original novella by Prosper Merimee. With music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy and Norman Allen, and direction by Gabriel Barre, the musical “Carmen” made its debut in 2008 in Prague.

While the basics of the story are the same - a successful young Spanish police officer, Jose, falls in love with a beautiful gypsy girl, Carmen, only to find their love threatened by a jealous suitor - this version is set in a modern-day circus and features plenty of thrilling stunts and impressive visuals.

The Korean version stars Cha Ji-hyun, Ryu Jung-han and Shin Sung-rok.

The musical starts on weekdays at 8 p.m.; on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays and in the holidays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


THE MOON EMBRACING THE SUN

Seoul Arts Center

To Feb. 23: Musical makeovers of dramas seem to be the trend these days. MBC’s popular drama “The Moon Embracing the Sun,” which ended in 2012, is presented as a musical for the second time. The drama, set in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), was a big hit and gained much attention. The musical also grabbed the spotlight for its cast, which includes Seo-hyun of Girls’ Generation, Kyu-hyun of Super Junior and musical actor Kim Da-hyun. Because the story is already quite familiar to Korean audiences, the musical focuses more on the set, clothing, lighting and choreography.

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 110,000 won.

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


GHOST

D-Cube Arts Center

To Feb. 28: The West End’s popular musical “Ghost” is being presented in Korea for the first time. Adapted from the Hollywood movie of the same name, “Ghost” tells the love story of Molly and Sam, which continues from beyond the grave after Sam is mysteriously murdered.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won. Sindorim Station, line No. 2, exit 1.


WICKED

Charlotte Theater

To Feb. 28: A Korean production of the musical “Wicked” is being 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.”

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won. Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



테스트

The original production of “Jersey Boys” is being staged at the Blue Square in central Seoul. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer

JERSEY BOYS

Blue Square

To March 23: The original production of the musical “Jersey Boys” is coming to Korea for the first time, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. Based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the musical is presented in a documentary-style format, telling the story of the 1960s rock’n’roll group The Four Seasons. Famous songs from the musical include “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Oh, What a Night.”

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 80,000 won to 140,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



테스트

KISS AND CRY

LG Arts Center

From March 6 to 9: Belgian film director Jaco Van Dormael and choreographer Michele Anne De Mey depict an old woman’s memories, looking back on her life’s loves through dancing fingers projected on a huge screen on the stage. Despite the simplicity of the giant hands, “Kiss and Cry” is a story full of nuance and wistfulness in a unique combination of media.

Actor Yoo Ji-tae’s narration adds a nostalgic mood to the stage.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE


SINAWI ENSEMBLE

Chungmu Art Hall

Feb. 14 to 16: Korean traditional musical storytelling genre pansori will be performed in Chungmu Art Hall. Musical numbers include the nation’s most famous folktale, “The Tale of Chun-hyang.”

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14, 6 p.m. on Feb. 15, and 3 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.

Sindang Station, line Nos. 2 and 6, exit 1 and 9.


SEOPYEONJE: THE MUSICAL

Universal Arts Center

From March 20 to May. 11: Based on celebrated novelist Lee Cheong-jun’s story, “Seopyeonje” unfolds the lifelong journey of pansori singers in the post-Korean War era.

The musical, filled with sorrow and regret, added vibes of contemporary pop genre to the original pansori numbers to appeal to today’s audiences.

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

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 180,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.



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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