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2016.6.15 THEATER Ticket

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EDGAR ALLAN POE

BBCH Hall, Kwanglim Arts Center

To July 24: The musical features the life of American poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe.

Poe had a gloomy and lonely childhood after his parents died when he was 3, though his literary talent allowed him to make a name for himself. He marries Virginia, but she soon dies. Meanwhile, his rival Griswold tries to ruin his reputation out of jealousy.

The musical has a fantastic cast with actor Michael Lee, K-pop star Kim Dong-wan and Choi Jae-lim playing the lead role. Lee has also performed on Broadway, starring in “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 110,000 won.

Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 4.



NEWSIES

Chungmu Art Hall

To July 3:
This hit musical is having its Asian premiere with a Korean cast. It is based on the newsboys strike of 1899, where young newsboys in New York protested against Joseph Pulitzer for better work conditions.

The musical debuted on Broadway in 2012 and is especially known for its energetic performances and dance numbers, including tap dance, acrobatic dance and ballet.

The show 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 and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets cost 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

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




SWEENEY TODD

Charlotte Theater

June 21 to Oct. 3:
People in Korea often go to see horror movies to escape the hot weather, so why not try musical theater this summer instead?

This musical tells the story of barber Sweeney Todd, who is out to get revenge on Judge Turpin, with the help of Mrs. Lovett.

The musical gained popularity on Broadway after its world premiere in 1979 and has been remade over the years, winning multiple Tony Awards.

The star cast of the Korean production includes Jo Seung-woo and Yang Jun-mo as Todd, and Ock Joo-hyun and Jeon Mi-do as Mrs. Lovett.

The show 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 and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Jamsil Station, lines No. 2 and No. 8, exit 3.



SLEEPING BEAUTY

LG Arts Center

June 22 to July 3:
Choreographer Matthew Bourne is back with his ground-breaking dance musical “Sleeping Beauty.” Composed by Tchaikovsky and originally a classical ballet piece, it is one of his most famous works, along with “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake.”

Bourne reinterprets classical ballet pieces - for example, he surprised the audience with muscular male dancers as swans, contradicting the image of classical ballet. For this piece, Bourne mixes in a vampire story and makes Princess Aurora proactive and vigorous, unlike in the original story.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



42ND STREET

CJ Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center

June 23 to Aug. 28:
This eye-catching and glamorous musical is full of tap dancing that entertains both the eyes and ears.

This summer’s performances marks 20 years since the musical’s launch in Korea, with updated dance sequences and additional scenes.

Actors Song Il-gook and Lee Jong-hyuk will play the main role of Julian Marsh.

The show 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 and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

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



WICKED

Opera House, Seoul Arts Center

July 12 to Aug. 28:
The blockbuster Broadway musical “Wicked” is coming to Korea with an exciting cast for ardent theatergoers. Cha Ji-yeon and Park Hye-na will play Elphaba, and Jung Sun-ah and Ivy will play Glinda. The four divas will be sure to make the show extra special.

The musical gained a strong following after its premiere in Korea in 2012 and an 11-month run in 2013. This year, the musical is also going to Daegu for five weeks.

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

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

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



JACK THE RIPPER

D-Cube Arts Center

July 15 to Oct. 9:
This musical is based on the notorious killer who committed crimes in the Whitechapel area of London in the late 19th century. Originally a Czech musical, it has been adapted especially for Korean audiences with new details, choreography and general synopsis changed, creating a new version of the hit musical.

The musical had its premiere in Korea in 2009 and made a splash in Japan in 2012 and 2013.

The upcoming show will star Ryu Jung-han, Um Ki-joon and musical actor Kai as Daniel, one of the lead roles.

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

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

Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and No. 2, exit 5.


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