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2016.3.2 THEATER Ticket

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MAMMA MIA!

Charlotte Theater

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.

REBECCA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

To Sunday: This musical adaptation of the Gothic romance novel by Daphne du Maurier tells the story of Mrs. Danvers, who falls in love at first sight with the mysteriously enchanting Maxim de Winter. But their wedding and the new bride’s arrival at de Winter’s residence is far from the happy, worry-free scenario the 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 Wednesday; and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the weekend.

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

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



TURANDOT

D-Cube Arts Center

To March 13: While opera fans would be familiar with the “Turandot” composed by Giacomo Puccini, this performance is in fact a Korean-made musical with the same title. The show is coming to Seoul after previous successes in Daegu, Gyeongsang and China, starring musical actresses Park So-yeon and Lisa and singer Ali alternating as Turandot. Unlike the opera, which takes place in China, the musical is set in an underwater palace.

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

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 110,000 won.

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



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 on 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.






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 2.



AMADEUS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

March 11 to April 24: First staged here in 2012 with the title “Mozart Opera Rock,” the original French version is now coming to Korea for the first time. Directors Albert Cohen and Dove Attia are famous for their productions of hit musicals “The Ten Commandments,” “Le Roi Soleil” and others.

The musical is about the musical talent, life and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91). It is a grand-scale musical that redesigns 18th-century Rococo style. The arrangements combine classical and rock music and have gained tremendous popularity in Europe, ranking high on French music charts.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 160,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



THE LAST EMPRESS

Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

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

The musical was nominated for the 10th L.A. 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).

The show 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 2 p.m. on Tuesdays; 8 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays; and 3 p.m. March 27. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.



MATA HARI

Blue Square Samsung Electronics Hall

March 25 to June 12: This musical is about the life of a dancer, Mata Hari, at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. It is based on the story of a real person who was killed by the French government during World War I for being a German spy. The musical tells the story of Hari’s devoted yet tragic love for a German colonel.

Ok Joo-hyun, a musical actress who was once a member of Fin.K.L, a first generation K-pop girl group, and Kim So-hyang are playing the lead role.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.
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