2015.6.24 THEATER Ticket
To Sept. 6: “Elisabeth” is a musical fusion of fantasy and fiction based on the life of Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, the empress of Austria and queen of Hungary, from her marriage in 1854 to her murder in 1898. The show features Ock Ju-hyun, a former member of girl group Fin.K.L. who is now a musical actress.
The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.
Tickets range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.
LG Arts Center
July 11 to Sep. 5: The Korean musical “Arirang,” based on Cho Jung-rae’s epic historical novel, is slated to be staged from July to September. The musical tells the story of people suffering and struggling during Japanese colonial rule. Seo Bum-suk and Ahn Jae-wook are double-cast in the main role of Song Su-ik.
The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.
JEKYLL AND HYDE
WITH ALCOHOL AND TEARS
Dongsoong Arts Center, Dongsoong Hall
To July 5: Written by Mitani Koki, considered to be one of the best comedy writers in Japan, the play is an adaptation of “Jekyll and Hyde.” Ever since the show was first staged in Korea on May 1 after premiering in Japan last year, starring Jung Woong-in, Choi Won-young, Shin Eui-jeong and Seo Hyun-chul, it has been praised by audiences for its well-organized plot, comic content and fine performances,
The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and holidays; and 4 p.m. on Sundays. There is no show on Mondays.
Tickets range from 35,000 won to 45,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1.
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
To July 19: After debuting in London’s West End in 1986, “Chess” has become a legendary musical that will be performed for the first time in Asia. With a score by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical boasts a cast of famous K-pop singers and musical stars such as Jo Kwon, Key and Shin Seong-woo.
Performances start at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays; and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 130,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.
National Theater of Korea
To Aug. 8: The U.S. tour of the legendary Broadway musical “Chicago” is coming to Korea. The show won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy for Best Musical Cast Recording, and countless standing ovations.
Korean productions of the show have been staged every year, but this will be the first time in 12 years for the U.S. production to be staged in Korea. The show features such tunes such as “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango.”
The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 140,000 won.
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
September 13: A Korean production of the rock musical by the legendary play-writing duo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, “Jesus Christ Superstar” is back two years since it wrapped. Musical actor Michael Lee will reprise the role of Jesus Christ, alternating with Park Eun-tae. Three actors, Choi Jae-rim, Han Ji-sang and Yoon Hyeong-ryeol, will alternate in the role of Judas.
The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.
*Event information collected from the Korea Tourism Organization. Tickets available at ticket. interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555