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2014.10.8 Ticket

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In the musical “A Dwarf Who Loved Snow White,” one of the dwarfs falls in love with Snow White. The show is staged in Daehangno, central Seoul. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer

MUSIC


MARIAH CAREY

Olympic Park

Tonight: Pop diva Mariah Carey is coming to Korea to stage her second solo show. The title of her concert is the name of her latest album, suggesting she’ll be promoting songs from “Me, I Am Mariah” during the performance. This is the star’s first visit to Korea in 11 years.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 198,000 won ($62 to $188).

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



LOS ROMEROS

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Tomorrow: Los Romeros consists of four members of the Romero family, Pepe, Celin, Lito and Celino. The world-class quartet was founded in 1958 by legendary guitarist Celedonio Romero. At the concert, the four will play “Leyenda,” “Sevilla” and “Granada” by Isaac Albeniz, tracks from the opera “La Revoltosa,” and more, using classical and flamenco guitars.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 110,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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



SEO TAE-JI COMEBACK CONCERT

Jamsil Sports Complex

Oct. 18: Seo Tae-Ji, the legendary singer from the early ’90s, is making a comeback with his ninth album after a six-year hiatus. This music icon is holding a concert with the theme “Christmalowin.” As this illustrates, the concert will celebrate the coming of both Christmas and Halloween, and Seo’s agency said it’ll be a “brand-new style of music festival.” According to the agency, Seo’s concert will have a top-quality sound system that U.S. heavy metal band Metallica previously used during their world tour.

Tickets range from 121,000 won to 143,000 won.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

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



JANG KIHA AND THE FACES

Lotte Card Art Center, Art Hall

Oct. 23 to Nov. 2: Considered one of the most successful indie bands, Jang Kiha and the Faces recently released their third full-length album. To celebrate this event, they scheduled a tour.

This concert starts at 8 p.m. during weekdays and 6 p.m. during weekends.

Tickets cost 88,000 won.

Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 and 6, the passageway between exit 8 and 9.



ABSOLUTE ENSEMBLE & SARAH CHANG

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 23 and 24: Under the baton of Kristjan Jarvi, Absolute Ensemble will collaborate with charismatic violinist Sarah Chang to entertain classical music fans this coming fall. Established in 1993, Absolute Ensemble has been making efforts to expand classical music. The team also often mixes various genres such as jazz, rock, pop, world music and even hip-hop.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 300,000 won.

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



MR. BIG CONCERT

Ax-Korea

Nov. 2: World-famous rock band Mr. Big is returning to Korea to celebrate its eight full-length album, “The Stories We Could Tell.” The band said they were very inspired by Korean fans in 2011 when they last visited. Mr. Big rose to stardom in 1991 with their self-titled album “To Be With You.”

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

The show starts at 6 p.m.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2.



MAKSIM AND HIS BAND

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Nov. 5 and 6: Maksim Mrvica, a Croatian crossover pianist, is holding concerts in Korea again with a full band. Lyrical piano music was the mainstream before Mrvica, but his dynamic piano playing, accompanied with electronic sounds and strong beats, has changed the trend. The show features a selection of his popular tracks and music from his newly released album.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



TENACIOUS D

Olympic Park

Dec. 5 and 6: Jack Black, who is famous for his movies “School of Rock,” “High Fidelity” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is coming to Seoul as part of Tenacious D, the duo he performs in with guitarist Kyle Gass. Known as one of the biggest cult bands in the world, Tenacious D is stopping in Seoul for two days on its Asia tour. Private Curve, the organizer, said it’s been trying to invite the duo for the past five years and “finally managed to organize the concert as an Asian tour, having the Seoul concerts in the core.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 121,000 won.

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





THEATER



THE MUSICAL: ZORRO

Chungmu Art Hall

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.



THRILL ME

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.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 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.



RUDOLF

D-Cube Arts Center

Saturday to Jan. 4: The musical “Rudolf,” based on the Mayerling affair - the death of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Mary Vetsera - is being staged in Korea for the second time.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 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 and public holidays.

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

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



MARIE ANTOINETTE

Charlotte Theater

Nov. 1 to Feb. 1: “Marie Antoinette” is being presented in Korea for the first time. The musical conveys a story of two parallel lives; the Queen of France, who is considered France’s most misunderstood monarch, and Margrid Arnaud, a poor woman. But the French Revolution changes everything. Margrid rises as a revolutionary while Marie falls.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.

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

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



THE DEVIL

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.

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.

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

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



SNOW WHITE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Hall

Nov. 14 to 16: This ballet performance, directed by world-famous choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, will give a feast for the eyes with outfits created by Jean Paul Gaultier, who was the costume director for “The Fifth Element.” Gustavo Mahler’s symphonies have been selected for this production of “Snow White.” The show has been held at famous arts halls around the world, including the Lincoln Center.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Friday, 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

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



A DWARF WHO LOVED SNOW WHITE

Daehangno Art One Theater

To Jan. 10: The story of a princess poisoned by her envious stepmother and revived by a prince’s true-love kiss is most widely known as the fairy tale “Snow White.” This musical has been presenting a musical adaptation of Snow White since 2001, but instead of the princess the performance stars a mute dwarf, Bandari, who harbors special feelings for the protagonist. The audience will learn what love is all about by witnessing his feelings toward Snow White.

Shows start at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday and public holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Hyehwa station, Line No.4, exit 2.





FESTIVAL



GRAND MINT FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

Oct. 18 to 19: The Grand Mint Festival (GMF) marks its eighth anniversary this year. Now with a bigger lineup and activities, 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. The festival also 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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