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THE DANDELION’S STORY

Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater 


July 16 - 29: One of the most beloved children’s books, “Doggy Poo,” written by Kwon Jung-saeng, is being staged as a theatrical performance.
The performance is part of Seoul Arts Center’s annual Kids & Family Festival, and, as the title implies, follows the life of a dog's poo. 
 
The poo is shunned by every person and animal it meets on the road. When it compares itself to cow poo, used to enrich the soil, the dog poo considers itself good-for-nothing and resolves to find its purpose in life.
 
The performance starts at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays and Sundays; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. There are no shows on Mondays. Children must be aged three or above to enter.
 
Tickets range from 25,000 won ($21) to 40,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
 
 
CONTEMPORARY S: JAFARI  
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, S Theater 


Through July 19: The physical monodrama is presented by famed choreographer and dancer Kim Seol-jin. The performance’s title “Jafari” comes from a dialect used on Jeju Island, meaning a prank. Kim is a native to the volcanic island.
 
The story is about a man who is dubbed Jafari because no one takes him seriously. When he becomes tired of being teased, he begins to play pranks on people.
 
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. during weekdays; 3 p.m. on weekends.
 
Ticket prices range from 40,000 won to 60,000 won. 
 
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.
 
 
MUSICAL SOMETHING ROTTEN!  
Chungmu Arts Center, Grand Theater  


Aug. 7 – Oct. 18: Set in the Renaissance period, comedy musical “Something Rotten!” depicts the struggles of two brothers — Nick and Nagel Bottom — who endeavor to write their own masterpiece to outdo their archrival William Shakespeare. 
 
Premiered in 2014 in Broadway, the musical was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike upon its release.
 
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 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Ticket prices range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won. 
 
Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9.
 
 
ALAN WALKER
Olympic Park, Olympic Hall


Aug. 14: Electronic dance music artist and producer Alan Walker is making his way to Seoul.
 
Walker, who performs with his face covered by a black hoodie and a mask, is known for songs such as “Fade,” “Sing Me to Sleep,” “Alone” and “Tired.”
 
Walker has appeared at many local music festivals since 2017, and he is widely known among Korean music fans. The musician made a name for himself in the local music scene by collaborating with Lay, a member of boy band Exo, on a single titled “Sheep” in 2018.
 
The show starts at 8 p.m.
 
Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.
 
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5 and 9, exit 3.
 
 
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater


Aug. 18-22: Italian composer Gioachino Rossini’s masterpiece “The Barber of Seville” is being staged by the Seoul Metropolitan Opera.
 
The Italian comic opera, also known as opera buffa, is considered the most representative work from the 19th century bel canto opera.
 
Set in 18th-century Spain, the opera tells the tale of Figaro, a barber from Seville, who assists Count Almaviva in his search for the most beautiful lady in the town.
 
With the opera’s catchy melodies and comedic sequences, the timeless classic is often recommended to those who are new to opera.
 
The opera starts at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays. Two performances are available at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.
 
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.  
 
Isang Trio will hold a debut recital on Aug. 29 at the Seoul Arts Center. [CREDIA]

Isang Trio will hold a debut recital on Aug. 29 at the Seoul Arts Center. [CREDIA]

 
THE TRIAD  
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall


Aug. 29: Isang Trio is scheduled to have a debut recital on home soil. The trio consists of three up-and-coming musicians — violinist Stefan Pi Jackiw, pianist Ji Yong and cellist Michael Nicolas — all from classical group Ensemble Ditto.  
 
The trio got its name from Korean author Yi Sang (1910-1937).
 
The trio will perform pieces including Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Piano trio No. 2 in e minor op. 67” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Piano trio No. 1 in d minor op. 49.”
 
The concert starts at 5 p.m. Ticket prices range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won. 
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.  
 
 Award-winning musical ’Everybody’s Talking about Jamie" is premiering on home soil with the title of ’Jamie.“ The musical touches upon growing pains of teenage boy Jamie. [SHOW NOTE]

Award-winning musical ’Everybody’s Talking about Jamie" is premiering on home soil with the title of ’Jamie.“ The musical touches upon growing pains of teenage boy Jamie. [SHOW NOTE]

 
JAMIE
LG Arts Center


Through Sept. 11: Award-winning musical “Everybody’s Talking about Jamie” is premiering on home soil. The Korean production is simply titled “Jamie.”
 
The hit musical centers around Jamie New, a 16-year-old misfit who is about to graduate from high school. The boy, who wants to become a drag queen, eventually decides to attend a prom party wearing a dress. While browsing for an outfit to wear to the upcoming party, Jamie comes across Hugo, the owner of the clothing shop and a legendary drag queen.
 
After the encounter, Jamie comes to perform as part of a drag queen show prior to the prom and becomes an overnight star at his school. But the school refused to allow Jamie to show up at prom wearing a dress.
 
Jamie also has to deal with his strict father who doesn’t want to accept his son.
 
The musical is a story about a boy overcoming all the prejudices and is based on the 2011 documentary series titled “Jamie: Drag Queen at 16,” which aired on BBC.
 
Three K-pop singers — Jo Kwon, MJ and Ren — and actor Shin Joo-hyup are cast for the role of Jamie, while veteran musical actors such as Choi Jung-won, Kim Seon-young and Yoon Hee-seok will play supporting roles.
 
The musical starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Thursdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Fridays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
The musical is rated for those who are over 14. 
 
Ticket prices range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won. 
 
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.
 
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.

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