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Korea’s production of the Broadway hit musical “Wicked” is being staged once again at the Seoul Arts Center. It features new additions to the cast including singer and actress Ivy, above right, as Glinda. See THEATER below. [SEOL&COMPANY]



Opera House, Seoul Arts Center
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 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.

Performances start 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.


Chungmu Art Center

Aug. 12 to 14:
Giselle, a poignant love story of a peasant girl, has been a beloved Romantic ballet since its premiere in 1841 at Paris.

It is a story of an innocent girl who lived in a small village in the medieval period.

She falls in love with Albrecht, who she soon discovers wooed her despite being betrothed to another women. Giselle dies of shock and becomes one of the “willies,” or ghosts that haunt a nearby graveyard. But when the queen of the willies demands she kill Albrecht, she forgives him instead.

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

Tickets cost 20,000 won to 80,000 won.

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


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, as well as 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.


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.


Samsung Electronics Hall, Blue Square

Sept. 2 to Nov. 13:
The hit Broadway musical returns after its successful Korean premiere in 2014.

This humorous show tells the story of Charlie Price, who has to rejuvenate a shoe factory he inherited from his father. He targets a niche market: high heels for men.

“Kinky Boots” received Tony Awards and Olivier Awards after its 2013 world premiere on Broadway.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 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 cost 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


Charlotte Theater

To Oct. 3:
People in Korea often go 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.



Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

July 24:
Sarah Brightman is coming to Korea for a fifth time, this time bringing along an orchestra. A singer who combines classical and pop music, she is known for the famous song “Time to Say Goodbye” performed with Andrea Bocelli.

The audience can look forward to her performance of famous pieces such as “Nella Fantasia,” “Ave Maria,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Time to Say Goodbye.”

The show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 220,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.


Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center

Aug. 28:
Soprano Jo Su-mi marks her 30th anniversary as an opera singer this year. Jo, who debuted in 1986 as Gilda for the opera “Rigoletto,” will perform with pianist Jeff Cohen. The coloratura soprano has won various international prizes since graduating from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

She will sing “Caro Nome” from the opera “Rigoletto,” the song that she first used to impress European audiences. Other famous pieces like “The Doll Song,” “I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls” and “Concerto pour Une Voix” will also be performed.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

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



Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Sept. 3:
Pianists Yuhki Kuramoto, Yiruma, Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion are visiting Seoul to offer varied styles of piano music. Kuramoto and Yirume appear in the first part of the concert, followed by the Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion, who mix classical, jazz and salsa. The final two groups will be joined by vocalist Horan from Clazziquai.

The event, modeled after concerts like BBC Proms, and NY Philharmonic Concerts in Parks, aims to bring classical music to a wider audience.

The show starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 4,000 won to 240,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.


Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Sept. 27:
Pentatonix, the famed Texas-based a capella group, is coming to Korea as part of their world tour.

The five-member group first gained attention after winning the U.S. audition program “The Sing-Off,” which they followed up with a Grammy Award in 2016 for “Best Arrangement.”

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 88,000 won to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line Nos. 2 and 9, exit 7.


Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 14:
Anne-Sophie Mutter, the talented German violinist known for favoring new and challenging compositions, will perform in Korea alongside cellist Kim Doo-min and pianist Lambert Orkis, her lifelong partner.

Mutter has performed numerous world premieres of pieces by composers like Sebastian Currier and Henri Dutilleux. She has also won four Grammy Awards and released more than 60 albums thus far.

This year marks the 40th anniversary since her debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1976, one of the most renowned classical music festivals.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost from 50,000 won ($44) to 180,000 won.

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



Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater

To Saturday:
Before the Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater officially opens in September, it is offering a variety of traditional music performances with tickets an affordable 3,000 won apiece.

The theater aims to recreate traditional Korean music with contemporary touches. “Geuk Ak Mu Do,” for example, will showcase songs in the form of a play, while “Chunghogaram” will surprise the audience with its unusual cast of male gayageum (traditional zither) players, since the instrument is usually played by women.

For more information on performances and tickets, visit www.sdtt.or.kr.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 3.


National Theater of Korea

To July 30:
The National Theater of Korea is continuing its experimentation with cultural mash-ups through this festival under the theme “Different Angles.” Traditional Korean music will be blended with different genres for 11 performances.

First-generation Korean jazz pianist Shin Gwan-wong and daegeum (bamboo flute) master Lee Saeng-kang will collaborate; Choi Soo-yeol, an assistant conductor at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, will create an unprecedented mix of classical and traditional music. Even a famous Korean chef, Jang Jin-woo, will present his own interpretation of traditional music.

All tickets cost 30,000 won; a five-performance package is subject to a 50 percent discount.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 2, exit 6.


Andong, Northern Gyeongsang Province

Sept. 30 to Oct. 9:
The traditional form of Korean mask dance known as talchum will be showcased at this festival in Andong, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Unlike other forms of dance, viewers are invited to participate during performances of talchum, which is one of the form’s unique characteristics.

The area around the festival is known for being home to 317 Korean cultural assets, including numerous seowons (traditional education centers).

A timetable for the festival will be available at www.maskdance.com starting one month before it kicks off.

Visitors can purchase tickets at the venue.

Tickets cost 7,000 won for adults and 5,000 won for students and seniors.




Songdo Pentaport Park

Aug. 12-14:
Beginning in 2006, this annual festival has been inviting top acts to Korea every summer, including Psy, Muse and the Prodigy.

This year, the festival is back once more with Nell, Suede, Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, Two Door Cinema Club, Zion.T and many more.

Tickets are on sale for 117,000 won for one-day entry, 162,000 won for two-day entry and 198,000 won for three-day entry at the early-bird price.

International Business District Station, Incheon line No. 1.

*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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