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2015.12.09 THEATER Ticket

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The all-time favorite musical “Les Miserables” is being staged once again in Korea, this time at Blue Square in Hannam-dong, central Seoul. [JOONGANG ILBO]

LES MISERABLES

Blue Square Samsung Card Hall

To Mar. 6: The all-time favorite musical, celebrating its 30th year since its original Broadway debut, is returning. Based on the novel by French writer Victor Hugo, the story of Jean Valjean and his quest for redemption in the midst of a national revolution has spawned several adaptations.

The latest Korean production is giving the show an upgrade, breaking away from the traditional stage setting in favor of a hanamichi stage, which gives the audience a better view of the action.

There are no shows on Mondays. The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



FRANKENSTEIN

Chungmu Art Hall

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To Feb. 28: “Frankenstein” took Seoul by storm when it premiered last year. It won nine awards, including Musical of the Year, out of 10 nominations it received for the 2014 The Musical Awards.

Loosely based from the legendary story by Mary Shelley, it tells the tale of scientist Victor Frankenstein, who, at the height of the Napoleonic Wars, befriends Henry Durpres. Together they attempt to create “an immortal soldier,” but the experiment goes awry, and a monster is born. Actor-singer Yoo Jun-sang, who won the award for Best Male Leading Actor in 2014, will reprise the role of Frankenstein.

There are no shows on Mondays. The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

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

THE VOCA PEOPLE ENCORE SHOW

Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center, Aram Theater

Sunday: The Voca People is 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, they 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.






THE NUTCRACKER

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.



FAMILY OPERA: HANSEL AND GRETEL

Seongnam Arts Center, Theater Ensemble

Dec. 19 to 27: As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, as well as for the holiday season, the Seongnam Arts Center presents its production of the family opera “Hansel and Gretel.”

This opera traces all the way back to 1893, when it was performed for the first time in Weimar, Germany. Based on the fairy tale by the Grimm brothers, “Hansel and Gretel” chronicles the siblings’ adventure into the woods that leads them to a mysterious gingerbread house occupied by a sinister witch.

There is no show on Monday. The show starts at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday; and at 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 40,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.



CARMEN

Sejong Center, Main Auditorium

Dec. 25 to 27: The Sejong Center is showcasing its production of “Carmen,” in collaboration with the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi opera house in Busseto, Italy. French composer Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” depicts the fatal attraction of Don Jose, a corporal whose love for Carmen, a gypsy girl, as deep and genuine as it is, becomes a threat to Carmen’s independent and free lifestyle. As Don Jose is driven by love and jealously, the lines between reality and fiction, love and hate, sanity and madness are blurred.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 250,000 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 film “Veteran.”

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.



GONE WITH THE WIND

Charlotte Theater

To Jan. 31: After last year’s Korean premiere at the Seoul Arts Center, “Gone With the Wind” is returning to Korea to showcase once again the musical adaptation of the literary masterpiece by Margaret Mitchell. This timeless tale centers on the tangled, turbulent love triangle between southern belle Scarlett O’Hara, charming gent Rhett Butler and the sweet yet unattainable Ashley Wilkes, while touching on the themes of slavery, war, belonging and displacement.

Bada, a former member of girl group S.E.S., and Kim Bum-lae will reprise the roles of O’Hara and Butler, and veteran theater actor Jung Sang-yoon will play Wilkes.

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.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 3.






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



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