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GREAT CROSS  
July 24, 25: Two musicians, one with a background in traditional Korean music and the other in hip-hop, and a visual director join forces as part of the annual Yeowoorak Festival. 
 
By wrapping up the 11th year of the music festival, hosted by the National Theater of Korea, Yoo Kyeong-hwa, who plays cheolhyeongeum (steel-stringed zither), rapper Tiger JK and visual director Cho Poong-yeon together perform a finale performance, Great Cross, for the Yeowoorak Festival by blending gukak (traditional Korean music) with hip-hop using visuals created by Cho. 
 
The Yeowoorak festival has been making efforts to show the beauty of traditional Korean music by mixing it with other genres of music, including classical, jazz and hip-hop. 
 
Six new tracks were exclusively created by the three artists for the festival.  
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the finale performance will be available through the official YouTube channel of the National Theater of Korea (www.youtube.com/ntong2) or Naver TV (tv.naver.com/ntok). 
 
The performance starts at 8 p.m. on July 24 and 7 p.m. on July 25.  
 
 
Regular shows  


Theatrical performance ’The Summer of Esme“ talks about grief and loss through the story of a little girl named Esme. It is based on ’Walking the Tightrope“ written by Mike Kenny. [SEOUL ARTS CENTER]

Theatrical performance ’The Summer of Esme“ talks about grief and loss through the story of a little girl named Esme. It is based on ’Walking the Tightrope“ written by Mike Kenny. [SEOUL ARTS CENTER]




THE SUMMER OF ESME  
Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater 


Aug. 1 – 16: A summer vacation routine for a little girl named Esme involves paying a visit to her grandparents who live in close proximity to the beach.
 
Esme has been visiting her grandparents even before she could walk, but now the girl is grown up enough to go on a trip by herself. While her grandparents' house remains the exact same, from the old fireplace to the worn-out teddy bear, one thing is different. Esme's grandma is gone. Her grandfather only tells her that her grandma left to become an acrobat.
 
Based on “Walking the Tightrope” written by Mike Kenny, the theatrical performance, "The Summer of Esme," talks about loss and grief.
 
The performance is part of Seoul Arts Center’s annual "Kids & Family Festival" that is held every summer.
 
The performance starts at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays and Sundays; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Ticket prices range from 25,000 won ($20.8) to 40,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
 
 
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.  
 
The annual project of Jeongdong Theater in central Seoul titled "Young Artist in Full Bloom" will begin on Aug. 18 and run for 10 days. [JEONGDONG THEATER]

The annual project of Jeongdong Theater in central Seoul titled "Young Artist in Full Bloom" will begin on Aug. 18 and run for 10 days. [JEONGDONG THEATER]

 
YOUNG ARTIST IN FULL BLOOM  
Jeongdong Theater, Jeongdong Maru


Aug. 18 - 28: Jeongdong Theater’s annual project “Young Artist in Full Bloom” kicks off with performances of eight young gukak groups.
 
Launched in 2017, the project sponsors the first official performances of young musicians who play gukak. 
 
Sabujakdang, a five-member, all-female gukak group, performs on Aug. 18 while on Aug. 27, a duo called CelloGayageum performs on the theme of “Convergence.” As its name suggests, the duo consists of a cellist and a gayageum (traditional zither) player. 
 
On the last day of the performance, ensemble Cadenza will take the stage. The five-member gukak group will play its rendition of tango using various gukak instruments such as ajaeng (string instrument) and saenghwang (traditional wind instrument). 
 
Performance starts at 8 p.m. 
 
All seats are priced at 10,000 won. 
 
City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 12.
 

 
KINKY BOOTS
Blue Square, Interpark Hall


Aug. 21 – Nov. 1: Charlie Price takes over the family business from his father and begins to run a shoe factory, but he soon realizes he is on the verge of bankruptcy. In a bid to find a breakthrough, the businessman unwillingly teams up with a drag performer named Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots for other drag queens called “kinky boots.” 
 
Through the relationship between the unlikely pair, the musical spotlights how people from different backgrounds come to understand each other. 
 
Lee Seok-hoon from the K-pop trio SG Wannabe and Kim Sung-kyu from the K-pop boy group Infinite alternate the role of Charlie while three musical actors — Park Eun-tae, Choi Jae-lim and Kang Hong-seok — are triple cast for the role of Lola. 
 
The musical starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays. 
 
Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.
 
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3.
 
Musical "Werther," featuring actor Yoo Yeon-seok, will kick off on Aug. 28 at the Kwanglim Arts Center in southern Seoul. [CJ ENM]

Musical "Werther," featuring actor Yoo Yeon-seok, will kick off on Aug. 28 at the Kwanglim Arts Center in southern Seoul. [CJ ENM]

 
WERTHER  
Kwanglim Arts Center, BBCH Hall 


Aug. 28 – Nov. 1: The original musical “Werther” is making a return to commemorate its 20th anniversary on home soil. 
 
The musical is based on the novel “The Sorrows of Young Werther” written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and revolves around the protagonist and his tragic love story. 
 
The star-studded musical casts five actors for the role of Werther. They include actor Yoo Yeon-seok from recent hit drama series “Hospital Playlist” and singer Kyuhyun from K-pop boy band Super Junior. 
 
For the role of Lotte, the love of Werther, actor Kim Ye-won from drama series “Welcome to Waikiki 2” (2019) and musical actor Lee Ji-hye are both cast. 
 
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 and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays. 
 
Ticket prices range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won. 
 
Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 4.


*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.

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