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2015.9.2 THEATER Ticket

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The country’s first original musical, “The Last Empress,” based on the story of Empress Myeongseong, is celebrating 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, is 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.

ROMEO AND JULIET

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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.



ARIRANG

LG Arts Center

Until Saturday: The Korean musical “Arirang” is based on Cho Jung-rae’s epic historical novel. 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.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



ELISABETH

Blue Square

Until Sunday: “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.


IN THE HEIGHTS

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Saturday to Nov. 22: The musical “In the Heights,” which won four Tony Awards for best musical, choreography, orchestrations and original score, is finally coming to Korea.

As an unprecedented style of musical, it contains rap, hip-hop and energetic street dance.

Entertainers such as Yang Dong-geun, Jang Dong-woo and Kim Sung-kyu (of boy group Infinite), Key (Shinee) and Chen (Exo) will perform with various musical stars to depict the lives and dreams of immigrants.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 130,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.






MUSICAL CINDERELLA

Chungmu Art Hall

Sep. 12 to Nov. 8: As a musical that has been seen my many on Broadway, “Cinderella” has won Tony awards and was nominated as the most anticipated Broadway musical of 2015. The gorgeous romantic fantasy captivates the audience with a somewhat different story from the original fairy tale, as Cinderella leaves her sparkling glass slippers behind on purpose to be found by Prince Christopher.

Starring in the show are famous Korean musical stars and singers like Um Ki-joon, Yang Yo-seop (of boy group BEAST), Yoonha, Baek A-yeon and Hong Ji-min.

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

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

Sindang Station, line No. 2 and No. 6, exit 9.



LA BAYADERE

Seoul Arts Center Opera Theater

Oct. 27 to Nov. 1: The Universal Ballet Company will showcase “La Bayadere,” a spectacle ballet which has been highly praised in the United States. With the Indian Empire as its backdrop, “La Bayadere” is full of Oriental mystique. This large-scale blockbuster ballet features about 150 dancers led by three main characters: temple dancer Nikiya, young warrior Solor and princess Gamzatti, who are in a love triangle. Like the Korean premiere of the piece in 1999, “La Bayadere” will once again show off the power of classical ballet.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 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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