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2015.7.29 THEATER Ticket

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Korean musical “The Last Empress” is being held at the Seoul Arts Center to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Provided by the organizer

THE LAST EMPRESS

Seoul Arts Center

Until 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 Myeongseong 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 and 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

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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 range from 40,000 won to 140,000 won.

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

SPLENDID’S

Myeongdong Theater

Aug. 21 and 22: “Splendid’s” is a play written by Theatre of the Absurd playwright Jean Genet. The play is about seven gangsters who take over the luxury hotel Splendid and accidentally kill their hostage in the process. Directed by French director Arthur Nauzyciel, the play delivers Genet’s message about existential woe through its cinematic staging and black humor.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Euljiro 3-ga station, line No. 2, exit 6.



ARIRANG

LG Arts Center

Until 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.



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 Joo-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.



ROMEO AND JULIET

Blue Square Samsung Electronics Hall

Sept. 12 to Oct. 11: The original French tour of “Romeo and Juliet” is returning to Korea after six years. As one of the most popular French musicals, “Romeo and Juliet” won the Platinum Europe Award by selling more than 100 million DVDs and CDs of its premiere in Paris in 2001 and 2002. It was highly praised by Korean audiences when it visited Korea in 2007, and composer Gerard Presgurvic and choreographer Redha return to Korea with a story of hopeless love. The impressive music, romantic lyrics, dazzling choreography and unique characters all enhance the tragic love story.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 160,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



ONEGIN

Seoul Arts Center

Nov. 7 and 8: Internationally renowned ballerina Kang Sue-jin, who is currently leading the Korean National Ballet, will be staging “Onegin” as a principal dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet Company. This is said to be her final full-length performance in Seoul as part of the prestigious ballet company, as she is expected to retire from the company next July. “Onegin,” which is considered the 20th century’s best dramatic ballets, deals with the tragic love story between the arrogant dandy Eugene Onegin and innocent Tatyana Larina. While Kang will play the role of Tatyana, Jason Reilly, a principal dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet Company, will take the role of Onegin.

The performance starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 280,000 won.

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





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