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2016.1.6 THEATER Ticket

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FRANKENSTEIN

Chungmu Art Hall

To Mar. 20: “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 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.

LES MISERABLES

Blue Square Samsung Card Hall

To Friday: 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 runway-like hanamichi stage, which gives the audience a better view of the action.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; and at 3 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 3.

WERTHER: MUSICAL

Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

To Sunday: “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 group Super Junior member Kyu-hyun as Werther, and veteran musical performer Jeun Mi-do as Charlotte.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday; and 3 and 7 p.m. on the weekend.

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 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.

THE SWAN LAKE BALLET

National Museum of Korea, Theater Yong

Friday to Jan. 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.

THE ORCHESTRA PIT

LG Arts Center

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 megahit films “Veteran” and “The Himalayas,” 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.

REBECCA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

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 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 3 p.m. 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.




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