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THE LAST EMPRESS

Seoul Arts Center

July 28 to Sept. 10: Korea’s first original musical, “The Last Empress,” which debuted in 1995, will 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, having 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.


CHESS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Until 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.



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 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.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Charlotte Theater

Until Sept. 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 after 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.



ARIRANG

LG Arts Center

Saturday 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.


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