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The Korean National Opera will stage Verdi’s “Otello,” which is based on Shakespeare’s tragic play “Othello.” See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer

TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

BAEBIJANG-JEON

Jeongdong Theater

To Nov. 30: “Baebijang-jeon,” a classic novel written by an unknown author in the late Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), evokes laughter by satirizing the hypocrisy of the period’s ruling classes and natural human desires. The novel was also made into a Korean traditional opera and a musical, thus verifying its entertainment value.

Shows start at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. every day. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 12.

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BAEBIJANG-JEON

MUSIC


EPIK HIGH CONCERT

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EPIK HIGH CONCERT

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Nov. 11 to 16: Although nearly half of Epik High’s eighth album has been deemed unsuitable for television due to the group’s use of “lewd language,” the hip-hop trio will not hold back during a tour across the country under the title “Parade 2014.”

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets cost 99,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


MAKSIM AND HIS BAND

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Tomorrow and Thursday: Maksim Mrvica, a Croatian crossover pianist, is holding concerts in Korea again with a full band. Lyrical piano music was 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 new album.

The concerts start at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won ($71 to $122).

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.

SOLOIST & SOLOISTS

Chungmu Art Hall

Thursday: Solo violinist Clara-Jumi Kang and the ensemble Soo, which contains string soloists from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, will gather for a classical concert.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

Sindang Station, lines Nos. 2 and 6, exits 1 or 9.

LIMP BIZKIT - THE ARTIST

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Nov. 12: Nu metal band Limp Bizkit is visiting Korea for the first time in five years. The group is a popular rock band that has sold 35 million albums and has more than five million fans around the world.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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


JASON MRAZ LIVE IN SEOUL

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 24 to 25: World-famous singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is holding a concert in Korea to celebrate his fifth regular album, “Yes.” Female rock-folk band Raining Jane, which has worked with Mraz since 2007, is joining this world tour after making an album together.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 143,000 won.

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

YANG BANG-EAN’S EVOLUTION 2014

National Theater of Korea

Nov. 28 to 30: International Korean-Japanese musician Yang Bang-ean is holding a solo concert to “show his own personality,” according to the event’s organizers.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 80,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6.


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.


2014 CHRISTMAS CONCERT - YUKI KURAMOTO AND HIS FRIENDS

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 25: Christmas is just around the corner, and Yuki Kuramoto will once again perform “Christmas Concert.” This time, famous classical violinist Richard Yongjae O’Neill will join him. Kuramoto has been holding concerts with special guests around Christmas since 2008.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 120,000 won.

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

THEATER

OTELLO

Seoul Arts Center

Thursday to Sunday: The Korean National Opera will perform Verdi’s “Otello,” which is based on Shakespeare’s play “Othello.” This tragedy of deception, jealousy and love will unfold under the direction of Stephen Lawless and the baton of maestro Graeme Jenkins. Tenors Cliftton Forbis and Ruby Park, baritone Ko Seong-hyun and Soprano Serena Farnocchia will portrait the beauty of this story on stage.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. on weekends.

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

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


RUDOLF

D-Cube Arts Center

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 Nos. 1 and 2, exit 1.


MARIE ANTOINETTE

Charlotte Theater

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


WOYZECK

LG Arts Center

To Saturday: Director Yoon Ho-jin’s Korean musical “Woyzeck,” which is based on a German tragedy written by George Buchner, is being staged at the LG Arts Center. After its premier in July, the art center has decided to stage it for a second time. The story is based on a real murder case in Germany during the 1820s and illustrates the “perennial tragedy of the human class that fails to escape from its environmental restraints,” according to the producers.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


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.” Gustav Mahler’s symphonies have been selected for this production of “Snow White.”

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.” The musical has been presenting an adaptation of Snow White since 2001, but the performance stars a mute dwarf, Bandari, who harbors special feelings for the protagonist.

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. on Sundays 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.



MARIE ANTOINETTE

Charlotte Theater

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.



ONCE

Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Hall

Dec. 14 to March 29: The public is already familiar with the movie “Once,” which tells the tale of a Czech immigrant who falls in love with a street performer. The Seoul Arts Center is now presenting the same storyline but now as a musical. The movie attracted audiences of more than 200,000 and became an unprecedented box-office hit as an independent film.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 120,000 won.

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



NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Jan. 15 to Feb. 27: “Notre Dame” has become one of the best-loved musicals in the world, and the tragic love story is being presented to Korean audiences for the first time in 10 years.

The musical centers on Esmeralda, a free-spirited female gypsy, and the three men who are in love with her: Captain Phoebus, who temporarily desires her; Archdeacon Claude Frollo, whose love is closer to lust; and Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of the cathedral, to whom Esmeralda is a savior.

The previous performances in 2005 and 2006 recorded the largest audience numbers within the shortest period in Korea.

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 200,000 won.

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

*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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