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The Vienna Boys Choir is returning to Seoul to celebrate the New Year. See MUSIC, Provided by Rathaus

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VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
Jan. 25: The Vienna Boys Choir, one of the most popular boys’ choirs in the world, is returning to Seoul to celebrate the New Year. The choir is more than 520 years old and has about 100 singers who are all between the ages of 10 and 14. Despite its long history, the choir plays pop songs, including tunes by The Beatles and Madonna, as well as classical music.
The concert begins at 5 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 10,000 won.
Nambu Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.


SEO TAIJI BAND CONCERT TOUR
Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Olympic Park
Wednesday: Seo Taeji, the legendary music icon from the early 1990s, is planning a concert to celebrate the end of the year for the first time in almost a decade and a half.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 and at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Tickets are 143,000 won ($130).
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.


KIM BUM-SOO GET ALRIGHT SHOW: BEFORE & AFTER

Korea University, Hwajung Gymnasium

Wednesday: After the success of Kim Bum-soo’s “2014 Kim Bum-soo Get Alright Show,” the singer plans to celebrate the new year with an encore concert. “With his excellent vocal sounds, he is putting in extra effort to ensure that the audience is relieved of stress,” his agency said.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 121,000 won.

Anam Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


2014 YEAR-END CONCERT -

JUNG-IN, LEESSANG, HAHA & SKULL

SK Handball Stadium, Olympic Park

Wednesday: Music icons Jung-in, Leessang, Haha and Skull are gathering together to wrap up the year with a concert under the theme “Union X.” The show will be a collaboration among the four musicians. The program’s promoter, CJ E&M, said, “The theme of ‘Union X’ entails two meanings: ‘Union’ means not only for the singers, but also the union with the audience.” This will be the first performance of Gil Sung-joon, aka Gil of veteran hip-hop duo Leessang, since taking an eight-month hiatus from the music scene.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 121,000 won.

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


CHUNG MYUNG-WHUN AND THE SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Jan. 5: Famous conductor Chung Myung-whun and the world-class Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra are holding a classical concert in the New Year. Violinist Svetlin Roussev and cellist Song Young will show off their musical talents at the show.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.

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


THE HOME

Egg and Nuclear Theater
Jan. 16 to Feb. 14: Singer Lee Ji-hyeong will hold a concert where he will invite guest artists, one of which will be randomly picked from a selection of 24 musicians, including renowned singer-songwriter Lee Juck and actress Yoo In-na.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. There are no performances on Monday.
Tickets are 40,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.


HILARY HAHN VIOLIN RECITAL
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
Jan. 20: Violinist Hilary Hahn is visiting Korea for a recital in which she will perform in several different styles, including Baroque, Romantic and modern music.
The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.


APINK: PINK PARADISE
Olympic Hall, Olympic Park
Jan. 30 and 31: After a successful year, K-pop girl group Apink is holding its first concert since debuting in 2011, “Pink Paradise.”
The group swept the top music charts with “Luv” and “Mr. Chu” this year, as well as winning 19 trophies.
Tickets are 77,000 won and 88,000 won.
Concerts start at 8 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.


MICHAEL BUBLE
Jamsil Indoor Stadium
Feb. 4: Michael Buble, a four-time winner of the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards, will hold a concert in Seoul.
The talented singer-songwriter, who has penned such hits as “Home” and “Everything,”
will perform on two different stages. Renowned a cappella group Naturally 7 will also play during the opening song.
Tickets range from 99,000 won to 253,000 won.
Shows start at 8 p.m.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7.


THEATER

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JEKYLL AND HYDE

Blue Square, Samsung Electronic Hall

To April 5: “Jekyll and Hyde” has been loved since its first performance in 2004. Renowned musical actor Cho Seung-woo and diva Sonya will play the title roles. The musical has received several awards through its long run of 10 years.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and during holidays. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



ZORRO: THE MUSICAL

Seongnam Art Center, Opera House

To Saturday: 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. K-pop idols such as Key from SHINee will alternate in the lead role.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

The show starts at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

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



ROBIN HOOD

D-Cube Arts Center

Jan. 23 to March 29: The German musical “Robin Hood,” which launched in 2005, will be staged in Korea for the first time.

Esteemed actors such as Um Ki-joon and Yoo Jun-sang will alternate in the role of Robin hood while K-pop idols Kyu-hyun of Super Junior and Yang Yo-sup of Beast will take on the lead role, Prince Phillip.

Performances are at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.

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

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



LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

LG Arts Center

To March 8: The Tony Award-winning play is returning with a stunning cast that includes renowned singer Lee Ji-hoon.

The show unfolds in Paris when Jean-Michel, the son of a gay couple called Georges and Albin, is trying to marry Anne, the daughter of an extreme conservative.

The performances are at 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. There are no performances on Mondays.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No.2, exit 7.



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.



MR. SHOW

Lotte Card Art Center

To Jan. 31: Presented as a pure sexual fantasy for women, “Mr. Show” is a performance by eight handsome men under the direction of Kolleen Park. In this R-rated show, which is off-limits to men, the performers are clothed in various outfits - from dress suits to underwear.

The organizing agency behind the performance said it planned to produce “Mr. Show” because today’s Korean women need a place to release their stress.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 80,000 won.

Hapjeong Station, lines No. 2 and 6, the passageway between exits 8 and 9.



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.



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.



KINKY BOOTS

Chungmu Art Hall

To Feb. 22: Top-ranking Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” is coming to Korea for the first time. The performance received six Tony Awards in 2013 and won a Grammy for best musical album in 2014. The show is based on the true story of Charlie, who took over a failing shoe-making company owned by his parents. He hopes to make it a success again by creating high heels for men.

Pop diva Cyndi Lauper wrote and composed the songs for the musical, which will be reinterpreted in Seoul by Korean performers.

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

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





*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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