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2016.6.22 THEATER Ticket

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The Korean production of the musical “Mozart!” hits the stage once again after its previous success in Korea. The show recreates the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the world’s most famous composers. See THEATER, below. [EMK Musical Company]

MOZART!

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts


To Aug. 7: This musical recreates the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Even though he could have lived a successful and stable life in Salzburg, Austria, with the support of his father, he chose to instead pursue freedom and his musical dreams by leaving the city.

Mozart! first premiered in 2010, and it returns with Cho Kyu-hyun from K-pop boy group Super Junior in the lead role.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. 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 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



SLEEPING BEAUTY

LG Arts Center


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 has a history of reinterpreting classical ballet pieces. In earlier shows, he surprised the audience with muscular male dancers as swans, flying against ballet tradition.

For this piece, Bourne mixes in a vampire story and makes Princess Aurora proactive and energetic, 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.



EDGAR ALLAN POE

BBCH Hall, Kwanglim Arts Center


To July 24: This musical explores the unhappy life of American poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe.

The artist’s parents die at age 3, creating a gloomy and lonely childhood.

Though his literary talent allows him to make a name for himself, he is devastated by the death of his wife Virginia. All the while, his rival Griswold is trying 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.



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NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Samsung Electronics Hall, Blue Square


To Aug. 21: Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, this ambitious musical is a combination of unforgettable songs, stage design and story.

The original creators of the French musical participated in the Korean production. The cast includes actors Hong Kwang-ho and Michael Lee, and singers K-Will and Chung Dong-ha.

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

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 to 150,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



42ND STREET

CJ Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center


To Aug. 28: The eye-catching and glamorous “42nd Street” is full of tap dancing that entertains both the eyes and ears.

This summer’s show marks 20 years since the musical debuted 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.



SWEENEY TODD

Charlotte Theater


To Oct. 3: People in Korea often go to see horror movies to escape the hot weather, but one musical is trying to lure people into the theater instead.

Sweeney Todd tells the story of a barber who, with the help of accomplice Mrs. Lovett, attempts to get revenge on the fiendish Judge Turpin.

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.



WICKED

Opera House, Seoul Arts Center


July 12 to Aug. 28: The blockbuster Broadway musical “Wicked” is coming to Korea with an exciting cast.

Cha Ji-yeon and Park Hye-na will play Elphaba, while 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 serial killer who was active in London’s Whitechapel area in the late 19th century. Originally a Czech musical, it has been adapted for Korean audiences with new details and choreography.

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 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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