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2015.12.23 THEATER Ticket

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The award-winning Korean production of the musical “Rebecca,” based on a gothic romance novel, will come back in the new year at the Seoul Arts Center. [EMK MUSICAL COMPANY]


REBECCA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

Jan. 5 to Mar. 6: This musical adaptation of the gothic romance novel by Daphne du Maurier tells the story of Mrs. Danvers, who falls in love with the mysteriously enchanting Maxim de Winter at first sight. But their wedding and the new bride’s arrival at De Winter’s residence is far from the happy, worry-free scenario the new bride had in mind. The Korean production of the musical premiered in 2013 and won five awards at the Annual Music Awards. Ryu Jung-han will reprise his role as Maxim, and Shin Young-sook as Mrs. Danvers.

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

Tickets range from 85,000 won to 140,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.


MUSICAL CINDERELLA

Seongnam Arts Center

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To Jan. 3: 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.

For this new production, several prominent musicians have teamed up for leading roles. Actresses Younha and Seo Hyun-jin play Cinderella, while Sandeul of B1A4 and Ken of VIXX play Prince Charming.

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

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.


CARMEN

Sejong Center, M Theater

Friday to Sunday: 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.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.



FAMILY OPERA: HANSEL AND GRETEL

Seongnam Arts Center, Theater Ensemble

To Sunday: As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, as well as for the holiday season, the Seongnam Arts Center presents its production of “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.

The show starts at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday; and at 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

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

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.



THE NUTCRACKER

Seoul Arts Center (To Sunday)

Universal Arts Center (To Dec. 30): Celebrate the winter holiday season with a classic performance of “The Nutcracker.” 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. There are two productions running this season: one by the Korea National Ballet and the other by the Universal Ballet.

The National Ballet show starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays; and 2 and 6 p.m. on weekends.

The Universal Ballet has no shows on Mondays. Shows start at 4 and 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets for the National Ballet show range from 5,000 won to 90,000 won. Universal Ballet tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.






WERTHER: MUSICAL

Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

To Jan. 10: “Werther” is a musical production based on the opera by composer Jules Massenet. The story centers on the love triangle between Werther, a young poet, Charlotte, who is charmed by Werther’s charisma, and Albert, Charlotte’s fiance. Werther and Charlotte fall in love when Werther serves as Charlotte’s escort for a ball, in place of Albert who had to be away.

Several prominent actors star in this production, including Um Ki-joon and K-pop band Super Junior member Kyu-hyun as Werther, and as Charlotte veteran musical performer Jeun Mi-do.

There are no shows on Mondays. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 120,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



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. 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 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 2 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.



THE SWAN LAKE BALLET

National Museum of Korea, Theater Yong

Jan. 8 to 31: This family-friendly doll production of “Swan Lake” is filled with all sorts of adorable animals live in action. The production centers on a girl, Ye-sul, who ventures into a fantasy world hidden in the woods along with her animal friends. But in the middle of her adventure, she is turned into a swan, and to break the curse, she must earn the fox’s true love.

Cast members include Cha Shin-yeob, a judge from the dance competition show “Dancing 9.”

There are no shows on Mondays. Shows start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Ichon Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



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

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