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2015.7.1 THEATER Ticket

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CHESS

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.



JEKYLL AND HYDE

WITH ALCOHOL AND TEARS

Dongsoong Arts Center, Dongsoong Hall

Closes July 5: Written by Mitani Koki, one of the best comedy writers in Japan, this play is an adaptation of “Jekyll and Hyde.” It began its Korean run on May 1 after premiering in Japan last year. It stars Jung Woong-in, Choi Won-young, Shin Eui-jeong and Seo Hyun-chul, and has been praised for its well-organized plot, comic content and fine performances,

The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 35,000 won to 45,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1.



ARIRANG

LG Arts Center

July 11 to Sept. 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.





THE LAST EMPRESS

Seoul Arts Center

July 28 to Sep. 10: Korea’s first original musical, “The Last Empress,” which debuted in 1995, is to be performed celebrating its 20th anniversary. The musical is about Empress Myungseong of Korea, based on a historical novel written by Yi Mun-yol. It has smashed Korean musical records, being played at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, in 1997 and 1998, and also in London’s West End in 2002.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

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



CHICAGO

National Theater of Korea

Until Aug. 8: The U.S. tour of the legendary Broadway musical “Chicago” is coming to Korea. The show won six Tony Awards and countless standing ovations.

This is the first time in 12 years the U.S. production will be staged in Korea. The show features such tunes such as “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango.”

It starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets cost from 40,000 won to 140,000 won.

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



ELISABETH

Blue Square

Until 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 until her murder in 1898. The show features Ock Ju-hyun, a former member of the girl group Fin.K.L.

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.

*Event information collected from the Korea Tourism Organization. Tickets available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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