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Korean production of a hit musical “Aida” is coming back with some new and old cast in November. Above is a scene from the last production of the show, where actress Jeong Sun-ah plays Amneris. This year, Ivy and Lee Jung-hwa will alternate the role. See THEATER, below. [SEENSEE COMPANY]



Charlotte Theater

Nov. 6 to Mar. 11:
Also known as “Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida,” the musical will return to stage in Korea after highly praised performances in 2005, 2010 and 2012.

The story follows the relationship among the daughter of Pharaoh, Amneris, the princess of Nubia, Aida and captain Radames of the Egyptian army.

The musical stars Yoon Jong-joo and Jas Chang as Aida; Kim Woo-hyung and Min Woo-hyuk as Radames; Ivy and Lee Jeong-hwa as Amneris.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends.

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.


Opera House, Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 22-29:
The Universal Ballet will perform the Kenneth MacMillan (1929-92) version of “Romeo and Juliet.” It was his first three-act ballet that was completed in 1965. MacMillan’s version of “Romeo and Juliet” is well known for its flamboyant choreography.

Alessandra Ferri, former principal dancer and Herman Cornejo, current principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater are coming to Korea to be on stage on October 23 and 26. Ferri has gained worldwide acclaim for playing the role of Juliet. The first act displays the masquerade, the threshold of the tragedy; the second features the balcony scene pas de deux; act three opens in Juliet’s bedroom, heading for the tragic ending.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 7 p.m. on Saturday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Performance on Oct. 29 starts at 3 p.m.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.

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


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 as well.

“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-studded cast of this production includes Jo Seung-woo and Yang Jun-mo as Todd, as well as 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.

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

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



Samsung Electronics Hall, Blue Square

To Nov. 11:
The Korean production of the popular Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” is being staged for the second time with some new cast members including veteran musical actor Chung Sung-hwa as Lola, the drag queen. This award-winning musical, which is based on the 2005 film of the same name and features music composed by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, has been co-produced by Korean entertainment giant CJ E&M. The local producer requested audiences “come to the show adorned in something red so that everyone can be a part of the show and have a little fun.” Some new cast members include Kim Ho-young and Lee Ji-hoon, who will be alternating the role of Charlie and actress Kim Ji-woo, who’s been cast to play Lauren, a factory worker.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays. It starts at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



Ewha Womans University, Kim Young-ui Hall

At the “Pipe Organ Festival at Ewha,” organist Carol Williams will perform a variety of pipe organ pieces, such as the classics of Johann Sebastian Bach as well as pieces she has composed including “Suite for Organ, Op. 5.” She has added her own cutting edge style to the classical pipe organ.

Williams was named the first woman in the United States to be the Civic Organist in 2001 and she is currently working as the Organist of San Diego, California. She is also famous for collaborating with musicians from diverse genres including jazz, rock and the blues.

The festival at the university is held annually, inviting famous artists to present the charm of the pipe organ.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won ($18).

Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 3.


Yonsei University, Kumho Art Hall Yonsei

Sept. 21:
Every third Wednesday, a special concert titled “Yonsei Classic” is held at the Kumho Art Hall Yonsei. The series began in March and has invited a variety of classical musicians. In September, Yonsei Classic hosts a recital by Austrian violinist Rainer Kuchl.

Kuchl has led the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera for 45 years as a concertmaster since 1971 at the age of 20. Kuchl has given performances with various maestros of the century such as Karl Bohm, Leonard Bernstein and Carlos Kleiber among others. Also, in 1973, he founded the Kuchl-Quartet, which is presently known as the Vienna Musikverein Quartet. After August, he retires from the Vienna Philharmonic, and this will be his first recital in Korea after retirement.

From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Kuchl will play his favorite pieces.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 40,000 won.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 2 or 3.


Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Sept. 23-25:
After five years, the third label concert of Antenna, the talent agency of Yoo Hee-yeol, is ready to meet the fans. Jung Jae-hyung, Lucid Fall, Peppertones and five more singers are ready for the concert. Additionally, Yoo will be on stage under the name of Toy.

Originally the concert has been scheduled for only the weekend, but due to popular demand, the tickets sold out quickly. As a result, the agency has decided to add one more day.

With the agency’s motto of “Good People, Good Music,” special collaborations among the artists will be performed.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.

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



Kumho Art Hall

Sept. 25:
It’s not a common opportunity to see a talented female double bassist in Korea so Kwak Se-hyun’s upcoming recital is worth checking out. After graduating from Seoul National University, she went straight to the University of Texas at Austin and recently came back to her motherland with a PhD in music. To celebrate her comeback, Kwak is holding a recital at the Kumho Art Hall in central Seoul. The program includes Bach’s “Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major,” Hindemith’s “Sonata for Double bass and Piano” and Proto’s “A Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Piano.” Kwak will be accompanied by pianist Park Cho-rong.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 10,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7 or Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 7.


Art Hall Mac, Mapo Art Center

Nov. 10:
After the sensational recital of the two together in 2013, once again, the violinist Clara-Jumi Kang and the pianist Son Yeol-eum are holding a duo concert. The concert will be centered on their recent album, recorded in March at Beethoven Hall in Hannover, Germany.

Kang is the gold medal laureate of the 2010 Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

Son garnered attention when she performed as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 2004. In 2011, she won the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

The program of the concert includes the music of Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck Schumann and Robert Schumann.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



Grand Theater, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 5-7:
Gugak musician Jang Sa-ik is giving a performance after having surgery on a lump on his vocal cord. As his expertise lies in pansori, or the traditional narrative singing, the singer has to project the sound as loud as possible and be exact at the same time.

The title of the performance, “Like a Flower, Like a Tear,” is from a poem written by Kim Chun-su. In a letter he wrote while he could not sing he was full of tears, and now finally, he felt like a flower after being able to sing again. Beginning with this show in Seoul in October, he plans to perform in seven other cities. It is a new beginning to his singing career.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 120,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.


Main Hall Hae, National Theater of Korea

Oct. 6-8:
Tradition meets the modern with “Scent of Ink,” which offers a whole new perspective on Korean dance.

The performance expresses the spirit of scholars by focusing on four men who feel as if they are in an ink painting.

The group will perform the four seasons. The group performs traditional dance, but the company adds modern elements to counter the impression that old is inherently stuffy or antiquated.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 20,000 to 70,000 won.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2 for the shuttle bus. Bus 02 or 420, the National Theater of Korea bus stop.



Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Oct. 22 and 23:
The Grand Mint Festival, which offers a combination of music and nature, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Fifty artists will perform across four stages, including famous indie musicians like 10cm, Daybreak, Kwak Jin-eon and Broccoli. Attendees can also participate in various attractions. Entrance will be free for fans that have attended every year thus far, who will also receive a special gift. The festival starts at 12 p.m.

One-day passes cost 99,000 won and a two-day pass is 158,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3, or Mongchontoseong Station, line No. 8, exit 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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