2020.7.7 TicketLive-stream shows available online
FOREST: WALK IN THE FOREST
July 18: Seo Eun-kwang, a member of the K-pop boy band BtoB, will hold an online concert.
Seo, the leader and vocalist of BtoB, recently released his first solo album entitled “FoRest: Entrance,” which has seven tracks.
He debuted on the music scene in 2012 as a member of BtoB and recently completed his mandatory military service. Apart from resuming his music career, Seo is slated to appear in the upcoming musical “Something Rotten!”
The concert starts at 5 p.m.
Subtitles will be provided in English, Japanese and Chinese. The concert is available through a URL provided by the organizer of the concert.
All tickets are priced at 39,000 won ($33).
OPERA CARNIVAL 2020
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
July 11: Up-and-coming opera singers will perform arias and modern pop. The five vocalists include two bases Sonn Hye-soo and Son Tae-jin and tenor Kim Hyun-soo, a member of crossover group Forte di Quattro. Jeong Phillip, who is often dubbed Korea’s Andrea Bocelli, and baritone Kim Joo-taek will also take part.
In order to make opera more accessible to those who are new to the genre, the organizer of the concert said traditional opera singers and crossover musicians will perform together.
The concert starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets range in price from 55,000 won to 121,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
Hongik Daehangno Art Center, Grand Theater
July 30 – Sept. 27: In contrast to the many male-oriented local musicals, the original musical “Marie Curie” touches upon the story of Marie Curie, the first female physicist and chemist to win the Nobel Prize in 1903. She won her second Nobel Prize in 1911.
The musical revolves around the life of Marie from the moment she discovers radium and a series of misfortunes after the discovery. The musical also sheds light on the marginalized life of the scientist who emigrated from Poland to France.
After premiering in 2018, the musical was chosen as New Musical of the Year by Arts Council Korea.
In making a return to the stage, “Marie Curie” is reportedly adding more drama to the relationship of Marie and Anne, a fictional character who is an employee working at a watch factory.
Through the relationship of the two female characters, the musical shows the growth of Marie.
The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets are priced from 66,000 won to 99,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3.
Chungmu Arts Center, Grand Theater
July 18 - 26: Universal Ballet Company presents “Onegin.” The ballet is based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel “Eugene Onegin” and was choreographed by famed ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko for the Stuttgart Ballet in 1965. Kurt-Heinz Stolze rearranged the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
“Onegin” premiered on home soil in 2009 by Universal Ballet Company.
Unlike other famous ballet pieces such as “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty” with fairy-tale love stories, “Onegin” depicts the realistic and entangled relationship between a man and a woman.
In order to maximize the emotions of the protagonists, Cranko reportedly used repetitive jumps and lifts throughout the performance.
It starts at 7 p.m. on July 18, 2 p.m. on July 19, 25 and 26 and at 8 p.m. on July 23 and 24.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.
Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, line No. 2, 4 and 5, exit 2.
BARE: THE MUSICAL
Doosan Art Center, Yonkang Hall
Through Aug. 23: Against the backdrop of a highly conservative Catholic boarding school, this coming-of-age rock musical revolves around the relationship between two teenage boys Peter and Jason. The two are in love. Peter wants to come out of the closet and wants to see their relationship become official, but Jason disagrees, fearing he will lose everything.
Meanwhile, an audition opens among students for the upcoming theatrical performance “Romeo and Juliet” and Jason is cast as Romeo while Ivy, a mutual friend of Peter and Jason, lands the role of Juliet.
Rehearsals begin and Ivy becomes entangled in the relationship between the two teenage boys.
Jason and Peter's relationship enters a new phase, too. When Jason decides he wants to break up with Peter, their relationship begins to deteriorate. The musical sheds light on the growing pains of teenagers.
The story is based on a book written by Jon Hartmere.
The musical is rated for those who are 15 or over.
It starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.
Jongno 5-ga station, line No. 1, exit 1.
MAYBE HAPPY ENDING
Yes 24 Stage
Through Sept. 13: Set in the late 21st century in Seoul, the original musical “Maybe Happy Ending” revolves around Oliver and Claire, which are obsolete helper robots abandoned by their human masters.
Although they are both robots, they are very different.
Oliver, also known as Helper Bot 5, is fond of things from the past such as vinyl records, magazines and maps, while Claire, or Helper Bot 6, is more social but skeptical of relationships after seeing many of her previous owners get hurt.
The two meet by chance and take a trip together in search of fireflies. On their travels they begin to learn the complex emotions of humans.
A six-member band will perform live music for the musical.
Jung Moon-sung and Jeon Mi-do, both veteran musical actors, play the characters Oliver and Claire, respectively. They recently appeared in the hit series “Hospital Playlist” and made a name for themselves through the drama.
The musical premiered on home soil in 2016 and won six awards from the Korea Musical Awards held in 2018.
The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 44,000 won to 66,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No.4, exit 1.
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.