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2014.8.20 TICKET


American singer-songwriter John Legend, who has a large fan base in Korea, is coming back for a third solo concert next month. See MUSIC, left. Provided by the organizer



Yonsei University Outdoor Theater

Saturday and Sunday: 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 singer-songwriter IU and VIBE.

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

Concerts start at 8 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 7:30 p.m. on 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.

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

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

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.

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

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center

Aram Opera House

Sept. 20: Jeon In-kwon, a vocalist of legendary rock band Deulgukhwa, will perform for the first time as the Jeon In-kwon Band. Tracks from the group’s newest album and Deulgukhwa’s hit songs are expected to be performed at the concert.

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

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 3.


Olympic Park 88 Garden

Sept. 20 and 21: Get ready to greet fall with a cool breeze and classical music. There are many things to look forward to in this concert. First, classical violinists Richard Yongjae O’Neill and Shin Zia will perform together, and secondly, Japanese New Age pianist Yuhki Kuramoto will meet Korean pianist Yiruma onstage.

The magic continues the following night, but this time with vocalists. Experience a whole new world on the green grass as four singers perform classic Disney songs with the Ditto Orchestra. This will be a more relaxed and open environment for kids to enjoy music and nature, making it a good event for the whole family. Tickets range from 30,000 won to 200,000 won. Concerts start at 6 p.m. on Aug. 20 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 21.

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


Olympic Park

Sept. 20: With a wide vocal range and clear emotional deliverance in her songs, Baek Ji-young has been releasing hits for 15 years.

During her upcoming 120-minute performance, Baek will share well-known melancholic ballads like “Don’t Forget” before performing upbeat hits like “My Ear’s Candy” and “Dash.” Don’t miss out on her powerful live show.

The concerts start at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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

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



Uniqlo Ax

Sept. 28: For the third time, John Legend is holding a solo concert in Seoul next month. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist will perform in an intimate setting, highlighted by guitar and vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. Fans can expect to hear the singer perform “All of Me” from his fourth studio album “Love in The Future,” along with a mix of well-loved songs from his previous albums.

Standing and numbered seats both cost 132,000 won.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2.



Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Friday and Saturday: 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.


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 leads.

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.


Doosan Art Center Yonkang Hall

Friday 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. 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.


Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

Aug. 29 and 30: “Prince Hodong” is a ballet based on the Korean folk tale “Princess Nakrang and Prince Hodong.” The performance, which features themes of war, love, betrayal and death, is a combination of modern techniques and classical sentiment. The legend of Princess Nakrang and Prince Hodong is a tragic love story from Korea’s Three Kingdoms period.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 3 p.m. on Aug. 30.

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


LG Arts 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.



Uniplex Theater

To Oct. 26: The Korean production of the steady-selling musical Thrill Me, which premiered in 2007, is back with cast members Song Won-geun, Shin Seong-min and Lee Jae-gyun, along with new members. The story unfolds with an unprecedented murder case that has a gripping development and a shocking twist. This exhilarating musical will chill audiences this summer.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 60,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



Olympic Park

Oct. 18 to 19: The Grand Mint Festival (GMF) marks its eighth anniversary this year. Now with a bigger lineup and programs, the festival is sure to be a hot attraction during the cool fall days. The first lineup includes the melancholic band 10cm, iconic a cappella group Sweet Sorrow, adorable duo J Rabbit and many more. Beloved singers like Lee Juck and John Park will perform, too. Additional bands and solo musicians will be announced for the second lineup on Aug. 22.

Aside from the music, the festival aims to convey the importance of nature preservation by holding flea markets.

A one-day pass is 88,000 won while a two-day pass costs 140,000 won, but 10,000 won is added to each ticket on the day of the festival.

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

*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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