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Musical actor Kim So-hyang will be playing Marie Curie in the Korean production of "Marie Curie," which kicks off on July 30 at the Hongik Daehangno Art Center in central Seoul. [LIVE]

Musical actor Kim So-hyang will be playing Marie Curie in the Korean production of "Marie Curie," which kicks off on July 30 at the Hongik Daehangno Art Center in central Seoul. [LIVE]



MARIE CURIE

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 its 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 ($55) to 99,000 won.
 
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3.  
 
 
LES MISERABLES
Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater 


Aug. 7 – Aug. 16: Victor Hugo’s masterpiece “Les Miserables” is presented by both veteran and up-and-coming actors including Oh Hyun-kyung and Park Woong. 
 
The theatrical play is based on the French novel set in 1832 and follows the life of Jean Valjean who is sentenced to 10 years behind bars for stealing a loaf of bread.
 
The theatrical performance starts at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends; There are no shows on Mondays. 
 
Tickets are priced from 40,000 won to 80,000 won. 
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
 
Italian comic opera ’Il Barbiere di Siviglia,“ or "The Barber of Seville," composed by Gioachino Rossini, is being staged by Kim Sun International Opera Company as part of the Korea Opera Festival in its 11th year. [KIM SUN INTERNATIONAL OPERA COMPANY]

Italian comic opera ’Il Barbiere di Siviglia,“ or "The Barber of Seville," composed by Gioachino Rossini, is being staged by Kim Sun International Opera Company as part of the Korea Opera Festival in its 11th year. [KIM SUN INTERNATIONAL OPERA COMPANY]

 
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA  
Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater 


Aug. 14 – 16: Italian composer Gioachino Rossini’s masterpiece “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” or “The Barber of Seville” is being staged by Kim Sun International Opera Company as part of the Korea Opera Festival in its 11th year. 
 
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, it tells the tale of Figaro, a barber from Seville, who assists Count Almaviva in his journey to woo the most beautiful lady in 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. on Aug. 14 and 15; 5 p.m. on Aug. 16.  
 
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 150,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
 
The nonverbal performance "Ne Ne Ne" will kick off on Aug. 19 at the Seoul Arts Center, southern Seoul. [SEOUL ARTS CENTER]

The nonverbal performance "Ne Ne Ne" will kick off on Aug. 19 at the Seoul Arts Center, southern Seoul. [SEOUL ARTS CENTER]



NE NE NE  
Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater 


Aug. 19 – Aug. 23: Marking the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Korea and Sweden, two art groups from each country joined hands and created this nonverbal performance. 
 
SangSang Maru of Korea and ZebraDans of Sweden began preparing for the show from 2019 but with lingering concerns over the ongoing coronavirus, only Korean actors would take the stage.  
 
Ne Ne Ne is designed for young audiences to explore shapes and sounds they hear every day. The show is a combination of dance, mime and theatrical performance.  
 
The performance starts at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Wednesdays to Fridays and Sundays; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. There are no shows on Mondays or Tuesdays.  
 
Tickets are priced from 25,000 won to 40,000 won.  
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
 
 
THE MUSICAL CATS  
Charlotte Theater  


Sept. 9 – Nov. 8: One of the most well-known musicals, and considered one of the four major musicals across the world, “Cats” is making its way on home soil to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its debut. 
 
The original production team, which came to Korea in 2017, will visit this time too but with updated props, costumes and more powerful dance moves. 
   
“Cats” was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, based on the “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot, and tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles who must make the "Jellicle choice" to decide which of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer to be reborn.
 
Details for the cast will be unveiled later. 
 
The musical starts at 8 p.m. during weekdays. Two shows are available at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays. 
 
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 160,000 won.
 
Jamsil Station, lines No. 2 and No. 8, exit 3.

 
 
KIM SUN-WOOK PIANO RECITAL  
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall 


Sept. 13: Pianist Kim Sun-wook will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s later pieces including “Andante Favori, WoO 57,” “Piano Sonata No. 30, Op. 109” and “Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110,” marking the 250th birth of the legendary composer. 
 
Kim is considered one of the world’s Beethoven experts because he has been playing pieces by the German composer for years.
 
His passion for Beethoven was acknowledged when he was invited to perform at a concert to celebrate the birth of Beethoven in 2012. Kim was also the first beneficiary of the Beethoven monitoring program in 2013 and was given access to the composer’s handwritten documents for further studies.
 
Kim’s recital was scheduled to be held in March, but it was called off due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. 
 
The concert starts at 7 p.m.
 
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.

 
 
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.

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