2015.11.18 THEATER TICKET
Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center, Aram Theater
Dec. 13: The Voca People are an eight-person ensemble that, using only their voices, reproduces the sounds of a full-scale orchestra. Hailing from Israel, the group has performed around the world. At each stop, the group incorporates local hit songs into their repertoire. After their first performance here last May, the Voca People are returning to Korea for an encore show that will include jazz, pop, and classical, with hits by Madonna, Lady Gaga and Maroon 5.
The show starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets range from 44,000 won 99,000 won.
Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 3.
KOREAN NATIONAL BALLET SPECIAL GALA
National Museum of Korea, Theater Yong
Saturday: The Korean National Ballet’s special gala will be led by its artistic director, Kang Sue-jin, who has covered an array of works since her inauguration in 2014.
Under Kang’s guidance, the company has prepared a full-scale performance that complements the vast dimensions and grandeur of the venue, Theater Yong, which is commemorating its 10th anniversary.
The program includes excerpts of various pieces, including “Ballet 101,” “Don Quixote Grand Pas de Deux” and “Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia.”
The performance starts at 4 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.
Ichon Station, line No. 4, exit 2.
Sejong Center, Main Auditorium
Nov. 25 to 28: Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Seoul Metropolitan Opera will showcase its production of “Faust.” The production is directed by internationally acclaimed British opera director John Dew, with set design by German designer Dirk Hofacker, who also designed for operas such as “La Traviata” and “Nabucco.”
“Faust” is an opera of five acts originally created by French composer Charles Gounod.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.
Jonggak Station, line No. 1, exit 1.
THE ORCHESTRA PIT
LG Arts Center
Dec. 18 to Feb. 28: After five years of preproduction, the Korean version of “The Orchestra Pit” is finally hitting the stage. This meta-comedy sketch, which originally debuted in Japan in 2000, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of musicians in a pit orchestra. The production features several prominent silver screen actors, including Hwang Jung-min, who most recently starred in the mega-hit “Veteran,” as the conductor.
There are no shows on Mondays. The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.
Universal Arts Center
Dec. 18 to 30: Celebrate the winter holiday season with a classic performance of “The Nutcracker.” The well-loved masterpiece premiered in Korea in 1986, and this particular production is being staged by the Universal Ballet.
With a musical score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the two-act ballet tells the story of a girl, Clara, and her peculiar Christmas gift, the Nutcracker. The Nutcracker comes to life as a prince in the midst of an attack by the Mouse King.
There are no shows on Mondays. The show starts at 4 p.m. and 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 10,000 won to 100,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.
*Event information collected from the Korea Tourism Organization. Tickets available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.