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2015.9.9 Theater Ticket

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The Korean production of the musical “Man of La Mancha” is being staged at the D-Cube Art Center and features veteran actors like Cho Seung-woo, above. Provided by the organizer

MAN OF LA MANCHA

D-Cube Art Center

Until Nov. 1: Nearing 50 years since its original Broadway debut and 10 years since its premiere in Korea, “Man of La Mancha” received five Tony Awards in 1966 and five Musical Awards in 2009. The musical stages a complex “play within a play,” as it tells the stories of both Miguel de Cervantes, who performs a play with fellow prisoners while waiting for a hearing in the Spanish Inquisition, and Don Quixote, a knightly character that Cervantes plays. The Korean production of the musical features veteran actors, including Cho Seung-woo.

There are no shows on Mondays; the show begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

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

Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1.

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

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Blue Square Samsung Electronics Hall

Oct. 15 to Nov. 15: The French tour of “Notre Dame de Paris” will hold an encore show commemorating the 10th anniversary since its first performance in Korea. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo that shook Paris with its story of tragic love, greed and madness, “Notre Dame de Paris” depicts the complications that arise between the hunchback Quasimoto, the avaricious bishop Clopin, the alluring gypsy Esmeralda and the royal admiral Phoebus. For this special encore show, director Gilles Maheu and composer Riccardo Cocciante will return and lead an eclectic French-Canadian cast.

There are no shows on Mondays; the show begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.

BALLERINA & BALLERINO

Seongnam Arts Center, the Opera House

Saturday: Part of Seongnam Arts Center’s “Entree Concert” series, “Ballerina & Ballerino” is a performance featuring key ballet stars. Artists include: Choi Tae-ji, former head and artistic director of the Korea National Ballet; Kim Joo-won, a ballet veteran, reputable for her expressive performances; and Lee Won-kook, praised as the “Korean archetype of ballet” and known for technique and finesse that make him and his artistry ageless. The program will cover ballets such as “La Esmeralda” and feature excerpts such as the grand pas de deux from “Giselle.”

The performance starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost 10,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang Line, exit 1.

ROMEO AND JULIET

Blue Square Samsung Electronics Hall

Saturday 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.

IN THE HEIGHTS

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Until 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

Sept. 12 to Nov. 8: A musical that has been seen on Broadway by many, “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.


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