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2014.8.27 TICKET


“Chicago,” which is considered one of the most popular musicals in Korea, is being staged locally for the 10th time. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer




Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sept. 10: Every year, world-renowned Asian artists gather together under the baton of famous maestro Chung Myung-whun. The Asia Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Chung, is comprised of Asian artists of various orchestras, including violinist and concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Robert Chen and noted cellist Song Young-hoon.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won ($49 to $147).

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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


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 won 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 fanbase. 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 the 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 an excellent event for the whole family. Tickets range from 30,000 won to 200,000 won.

The 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 will hold 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.”

Standing and seats both cost 132,000 won.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, 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 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.


D-Cube Arts Center

To Sept. 28: One of the most popular musicals in Korea, “Chicago,” is being staged locally for the 10th time since its premier in 2000. For this run, the singer Ivy is once again taking the role of Roxie Hart, while veteran actress Choi Jung-won, who played Roxie Hart last year, will play Velma Kelly.

The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line No. 1 and 2, exit 1.


Doosan Art Center Yonkang Hall

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.

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

Today 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

Friday and Saturday: “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.

The 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. 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.


Jara Island

Oct. 3 to 5: More than 100,000 people visit Jara Island to attend the Jarasum festival every year to enjoy performances by well-known musicians under the starry sky. The lineup for this year includes legendary jazz band The Yellowjackets, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and guitarist Dominic Miller, who is also the composer of “Shape Of My Heart” from the film “Leon.”

Tickets range from 45,000 won to 90,000 won.

Gapyeong Station, Gyeongchun line, exit No. 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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