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2014.8.6 TICKET


The Universal Ballet is presenting “Chunhyang” to celebrate its 30th anniversary. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer



Blue Square Samsung Card Hall

Tomorrow to Aug. 16: Seven guys hotter than the sun are here to liven up your summer. Infinite, a boy band that debuted in 2010, returns to Korea after successfully completing their “One Great Step Returns” tour of 15 countries and 21 cities. With their recently released second regular album, “Season 2,” fans can expect to hear the group’s most recent songs, such as “Last Romeo,” along with hit songs “Paradise” and “Tic Toc.”

There will be seven performances in all.

Tickets are 99,000 won ($95).

Concerts start at 8 p.m. Aug. 7 to 8 and 14; 6 p.m. Aug. 9 to 10 and 15; and 5 p.m. Aug. 16.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


Seongnam Arts Center and Bundang

Central Park Outdoor Stage

Saturday and Aug. 16: Internationally known cellist Chang Han-na reached global fame when she ranked first at the fourth Rostropovich International Cello Competition when she was just 11 years old. Now, Chang unleashes her skills as a conductor to bring the works of Debussy, Stravinsky and other composers to life.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won for the Seongnam Arts Center. Free admission to Bundang Central Park.

Performances start at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

Imae Station (Seongnam Arts Center Station), Bundang line, exit 1 for Seongnam Arts Center.

Seohyeon Station, Bundang line, exit 2 or 3 for Bundang Central Park.


Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Saturday and Sunday: If a concert could come in a gift package, it would look like JYP Nation-One Mic. Singer and head of JYP Entertainment Park Jin-young brings his agency’s stars together for a collective concert. With a wide array of performers and genres that anyone can enjoy, this concert guarantees to be fun for all. New singers Baek A-yeon, 15& and GOT7 and K-pop sensations 2PM and Miss A will rock the stage.

Standing and numbered seats both cost 99,000 won.

Shows start at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 and 6 p.m. Aug. 10.

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


Yonsei University Outdoor Theater

Aug. 23 and 24: Can summer nights get any sweeter? “Someday,” a concert series that has staged collaborations of Korea’s best live performers since March, continues to wow audiences, this time with IU & Vibe.

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

Concert start at 8 p.m. Aug. 23 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

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


Olympic Park 88 Lake Waterside Stage

Sept. 13: Mark your calendar for the special day when jazz-pop artist Wouter Hamel from the Netherlands visits Korea. This Dutch native nicknamed “Mr. Silky Voice” grabbed the public’s attention with his hit song “Breezy” from his debut album “Hamel” in 2007. Hamel is loved for his smooth voice and modern music style and has performed several times in Korea. Having released his recent fourth regular album “Pompadour” here before any other country, his love for Korean fans can be felt once again through this concert.

All tickets are 88,000 won for the Seoul performance and 66,000 for the Busan performance.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on the 12th and 7 p.m. on the 13th.

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



Blue Square Samsung Card Hall

Sept. 20: Seven of Korea’s hottest rappers - Dok2, Tablo, San E, Swings, The Quiett, Masta Wu and Y.D.G. - who are all producers and judges of the survival reality TV show “Show Me the Money Season 3,” will perform together in central Seoul.

The TV program where rising rappers are discovered and recruited has popularized the concert, which already had an established fandom. As a bonus, contestants from the TV show will make an appearance, making it hard to miss out on this night.

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

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



Seoul Arts Center

To Sept. 5: Frank Wildhorn’s adaptation of the Gothic novel is being staged in Korea for the first time starring the nation’s most beloved performers. Kim Jun-su, who played Death in “Elisabeth” (2013), and Ryu Jung-han of “Frankenstein” (2014) will play the lead.

Performances start at 8 p.m. weekdays, with a 3 p.m. matinee Wednesday. On weekends, shows start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. There are no shows on Monday.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

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


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 22 and 23: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s work is brought to life in Seoul with the staging of “Tosca.”

Tosca is a singer who becomes overly jealous toward her lover Cavaradossi, only to find out too late that she has been manipulated by the evil Scarpia. With love, violence and religion entwined, Tosca is possibly Puccini’s most startling and powerful work. Produced by Sol’Opera, a Korean company that has successfully staged major Italian operas such as “La Boheme” and “Madame Butterfly,” the opera is generating the anticipation it deserves. The show is for those 19 years of age and older.

The opera begins at 8 p.m. on Friday on 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 280,000 won.

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


Doosan Art Center Yonkang Hall

Aug. 22 to Nov. 2: If you thought musicals were all bright and cheery, think again.

This upcoming musical directed by Gina Lee delves into a Dorian Gray-esque theme of trading the soul to the devil. Set in 20th-century New York, Wall Street broker John Faust makes a deal with Devil X for financial success. But the richer Faust gets, the greedier he becomes, until his wife, Gretchen, senses that something is wrong.

A rock musical based on Goethe’s “Faust,” great musical actors like Han Ji-sang who previously starred in “A Tale of Two Cities” as Sydney Carton will fill the stage with tension and thrills. Try watching the show twice with a different cast, as each actor plays the same characters differently according to his or her own interpretations and personalities.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 80,000 won.

Shows start at 8 p.m. weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and public holidays. There are no shows on Monday.

Jongno 5(o)-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1.


Chungmu Art Hall

Aug. 27 to Oct. 26: Before Superman and Batman came about to protect the weak from evil and save mankind, there was Zorro, who was a century ahead of them as a hero with two identities. In the story, Diego, a runaway mine laborer, is saved by the gypsy Inez. Meanwhile, Ramon becomes the leader of a Californian town and starts to drive the townspeople into poverty under his tyranny. In this moment of hardship, Inez suggests that Diego should become the long-lost hero Zorro. Based on the hit songs by the flamenco-infused band the Gypsy Kings, the musical is a fun watch. K-pop idols such as Key from Shinee and Yang Yo-seob from Beast will play Zorro.

The show starts at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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

Sindang Station, lines No. 2 and 6, exits 1 or 9.



LG Art Center

To Aug. 31: Two drag queens and a transgender woman retell stories about the people they’ve met in their lives and the struggles they have faced in a society that does not accept them for being different. With more than 200 costume changes under flashing LED lights, “Priscilla” the musical is a spectacle. The songs will keep the audience dancing in their seats with 28 hits such as “I Will Survive” and “It’s Raining Men.”

Keep an eye out for Jo Kwon from male group 2AM in the role of Felicia, a self-centered yet lovable drag queen.

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

The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There are no shows on Monday.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



Sejong Center for Performing Arts

Sept. 27 to 28: The Universal Ballet Company is making this year’s performances even more special to celebrate its 30th anniversary. In commemoration of this, the company is performing “Ballet Chunhyang” once again. The first “Chunhyang” performance was held in 2007 in collaboration with Goyang Cultural Foundation. The second, held in 2009, was praised for both commercial and artistic success.

The show is bound to captivate the audience with elegant dancing by gisaeng, or Korean geisha, along with powerful male performances. With enhanced directing, music, choreography and costumes, the ballet company will invite the audience to experience one of Korea’s main traditional love tales.

The show starts at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 80,000 won.

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



Seoul World Cup Stadium

Friday to Sunday: Hyundai Card has put together a sizzling lineup for its upcoming Citybreak concert. Psy will perform an 80-minute solo show and American pop band Maroon 5, a much loved group in Korea, will also take to the stage. Korean singers Lee Juck and Nell are included in the lineup, too.

The concert starts at 1 p.m. each day.

A two-day ticket costs 255,000 won.

World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, exit 1.


Jamsil Sports Complex

Aug. 15 to 16: Pop star Lady Gaga will headline “AIA Real Life,” the two-day festival hosted by one of the nation’s biggest entertainment companies, YG Entertainment. Big names from the agency such as Psy, Big Bang and 2NE1 will also perform.

The second day, when Lady Gaga is slated to perform, will have Korean rock band Galaxy Express and quirky girl group Crayon Pop introducing their hit tracks to the audience as well. The concert starts at noon each day.

Tickets are 126,000 won for a one-day ticket and 185,000 won for a two-day ticket.

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

*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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