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2016.2.3 THEATER Ticket

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The musical “The Last Empress,” based on the story of Empress Myeongseong (1851-95) who was murdered by Japanese assassins, will be held next month. The hit musical is celebrating its 20th anniversary. [ACOM INTERNATIONAL]

CHICAGO

D-Cube Arts Center

To Saturday: The Korean production of “Chicago,” the longest running musical on Broadway, is being staged at the D-Cube Arts Center again this year with its usual cast, including Ivy in the role of Roxie Hart and actor Lee Jong-hyuk as Billy.

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

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

Sindorim Station, line No. 1 and 2, exit 1.

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LET ME IN

Seoul Arts Center, Towol Theater

To Feb. 28: “Let Me In,” also known as “Let the Right One In,” is a story that reveals the true meaning of love. A teenage boy, Oskar, who suffers from school violence meets a vampire girl, Eli. The relationship between a lonely boy and girl contrasts with the love of an old man, Hakan, toward Eli.

The play is produced by John Tiffany, who worked on “Black Watch” and the musical “Once.”

“Let Me In” has been named after the title of the American remake of the original Swedish film. It alludes to a special rule for vampires that they need an invitation to go into a human’s home.

Park So-dam, who showed her acting potential in the movie “The Priests,” is playing the role of Eli.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays; and 3 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 77,000 won.

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




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.

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. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.





REBECCA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

To March 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 is reprising his role as Maxim and Shin Young-sook is Mrs. Danvers.

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. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

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



FRANKENSTEIN

Chungmu Art Hall

To March 20: “Frankenstein” took Seoul by storm when it premiered two years ago. It won nine awards, including Musical of the Year, at the 2014 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, is again playing the role of Frankenstein.

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. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

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



MAMMA MIA!

Charlotte Theater

Feb. 24 to Jun. 4: The Korean production of this megahit musical is returning to the Charlotte Theater. Sophie is about to get married and wants her father to give her away, but the problem is she doesn’t know who her father is.

After taking a peek in her mother’s diary, she discovers he could be one of three candidates, so she tricks them all into attending her wedding.

The cast includes veteran musical actresses Choi Jung-won and Shin Young-sook as Donna, and Girls’ Generation member Seohyun and Kim Geum-nah as Sophie.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

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



HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Hongik University Daehangno Arts Theater, Grand Theater

March 1 to May 29: The world-famous rock musical is back with its legendary cast including Jo Seung-woo. The show is about a transgender rocker, Hedwig, and her band, the Angry Inch.

It was first introduced in the United States in 1998 and has been adapted countless times internationally.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 99,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3.



THE LAST EMPRESS

Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

March 19 to 27: Korea’s first original musical is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The musical was nominated for the 10th LA Ovation Awards last year and won prizes at the second and fourth Korea Musical Awards. The musical is about the life and assassination of Empress Myeongseong (1851-95).

It has smashed Korean musical records, having played at the New York State Theater and Lincoln Center in 1997 and 1998, and also in London’s West End in 2002.

The show starts at 2pm on Tuesdays; 8 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

* The show starts at 3 p.m. on March 27.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.



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




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