2015.10.21 THEATER Ticket
Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall
To Nov. 22: The musical “In the Heights,” which won four Tony Awards for best musical, choreography, orchestrations and original score, is finally being staged in 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) and various musical stars 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.
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
Blue Square Samsung Electronics Hall
Thursday 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.
Jamsil Sports Complex, Big Top Theater
To Nov. 1: A Latin word meaning “anyone,” quidam denotes the enigma, the unknown. True to this etymology, “Quidam,” Cirque du Soleil’s ninth on-tour show, will keep viewers of all ages hooked with mystery and wonder.
First staged in 1996, “Quidam” presents a combination of acrobatic skills and traditional circus acts. It tells the story of a girl, Zoe, who uses creativity as an escape from her rather mundane world.
Performing in Korea this fall prior to its final show in the Netherlands next February, “Quidam” is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
There are no shows on Mondays; the show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 250,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line no. 2, exit 6 or 7.
Chungmu Art Hall, Middle Stage Black
To Nov. 1: Celebrating the 40th anniversary since its premiere in Korea, “Equus” is one of the few rare and exceptional Korean productions by contemporary foreign playwrights.
Written by Peter Shaffer in 1973, “Equus” tells the story of a psychiatrist and his patient, a teenage boy who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.
The show premiered in London in 1973 and debuted on Broadway two years later.
For this production, the cast includes Ahn Suk-hwan as the doctor and Nam Yoon-ho as his patient.
The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets cost 40,000 won.
Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 9.
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. 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.
Chungmu Art Hall
To Nov. 8: As a popular Broadway musical, “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 slipper 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.