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Korean-Japanese musician Yang Bang-ean, who has been actively working as an artistic director for various concerts and festivals, will hold a solo show. See MUSIC, left. Provided by the organizer

MUSIC

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.

EPIK HIGH CONCERT

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

To Sunday: 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 ($90).

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.

LIMP BIZKIT - THE ARTIST

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Today: Nu metal band Limp Bizkit is visiting Korea for the first time in five years. The group 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 full-length album, “Yes.” Female rock-folk band Raining Jane, which has worked with Mraz since 2007, is joining this world tour after making an album with the singer.

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.

2014 MBLAQ CURTAIN CALL
Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

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2014 MBLAQ CURTAIN CALL Olympic Hall, Olympic Park


Nov. 29 and 30: The boy group MBLAQ invites you to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The name of the show is “Curtain Call” in honor of member Lee Joon, who is leaving the band. This will be his final performance.

According to the agency, the group’s members will also perform solo.

The concert on Saturday starts at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.

Tickets are 88,000 won.

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

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 a tour of Asia. Private Curve, the event’s organizer, said it has 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.

INGER MARIE: SONG FOR YOU FAR AWAY

Mapo Art Center, Art Hall Mac

Dec. 7: Winter is just around the corner, and so is a performance by Norwegian jazz vocalist Inger Marie, who is returning to Korea to warm up the audience with her mellifluous voice.

This time, she has prepared performances with Shin Dong-jin, bassist Kim Sung-soo and pianist Bee-an.

Renowned jazz guitarist Park Youn-woo is also invited, as is trumpeter Per Willy Aaserud from Norway.

Marie will perform hit songs such as “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” “Answer Me My Love” and “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” along with the Korean folk song “Arirang” and “When I Dream,” the soundtrack of “Swiri.”

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2.

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.”

For this year’s annual show, 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

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

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NOTRE DAME DE PARIS Sejong Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 15 to Feb. 27

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.


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.



SNOW WHITE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Hall

Friday to Sunday: 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.



I AM YOU

Kwanglim Arts Center

Nov. 27 to Dec. 31: Ahn Joong-geun is the most well-known Korean independent activist because he assassinated Japanese Gov. Hirobumi Ito, one of the central figures of the Korea Annexation Treaty, which marked Japan’s official rule of the peninsula.

The play is about Ahn Joong-saeng, the activist’s youngest son. It illustrates the life he led after his father’s execution, depicting how he was forced to struggle under the shadow cast by his legacy.

Song Il-kook, who is currently enjoying popularity due to his appearances in “Return of Superman” takes on two roles, as Ahn Joong-saeng and Ahn Joong-geun.

The performance starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; on Thursday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m.; on Christmas at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 100,000 won.

Apgujeong 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.



UNIVERSAL BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER

Universal Arts Center

Dec. 20 to 28: The Korean national ballet brings a traditional holiday performance of “The Nutcracker” to the theater for Christmas.

Along with “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker” is one of three great ballets composed by Tchaikovsky.

The performance has been sold out for 14 consecutive years in Korea since its first showing here.

The performance starts weekdays at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 90,000 won.

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










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.



*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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