2020.8.18 TicketCanceled / postponed shows
With the number of coronavirus cases surging, the Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism decided to shutdown all state-run cultural facilities in Seoul from Aug. 19. As a result, upcoming performances and festivals in Seoul and Gyeonggi regions have been called off or postponed.
The organizer of the Seoul Jazz Festival said it would cancel this year’s festival. The jazz festival, which is the longest to be held on home soil, previously postponed its two-day event from May to October. The festival was slated to be held on Oct. 3 and 4 at Seoul Olympic Park, southern Seoul.
The Korean National Ballet called off its "Heo Nan Seol Heon - Su Wol Kyung Hwa," which was set to kick off at the Seoul Arts Center from Aug. 21.
The Korea National Opera also canceled its presentation of comic opera “Red Pants.” The opera was scheduled to be performed on Aug. 28 and 29 at the National Theater of Korea, central Seoul.
Livestream shows available online
IZ*ONE ONLINE CONCERT: ONEIRIC THEATER
Sept. 13: Twelve-member girl group IZ*ONE will hold its first online concert. The group’s agency said in a press release that the concert will offer more realistic experiences as it adopts augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR) technologies.
Having debuted in 2018 through a reality TV show, the group has released many hits including “Fiesta” (2020) and “La Vie en Rose” (2018).
The concert is available through a link provided by Interpark Ticket on the day of the concert after ticket reservation numbers and Interpark IDs are verified. Subtitles will be provided in Korean, Chinese and Japanese.
The concert starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are priced at 35,000 won ($29).
ENNIO MORRICONE FILM CONCERT 2020
Lotte Concert Hall
Sept. 19: The masterpieces of Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who passed away in July, will be remembered through a concert in Seoul.
The concert will feature We Philharmonic Orchestra and some singers including musical actor Min Woo-hyuk and soprano Park So-young. They will perform Morricone’s works from films like “The Mission” (1986) and “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984).
The concert starts at 6 p.m.
Ticket prices range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2.
DISNEY IN CONCERT
Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang
Sept. 26: Korea’s only outdoor Disney concert will feature songs from hit movies like “Coco” (2017), “Frozen” (2013), “The Little Mermaid” (1989) and “Lion King” (1994).
It is common to see kids come to the concert dressed as their favorite Disney character and enjoy classical versions of their favorite Disney songs.
The first performance starts at 11:30 a.m., and the second starts at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices range from 50,000 won to 90,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.
SEOUL FOREST JAZZ FESTIVAL 2020
Seoul Forest Park
Oct. 9 – 11: The three-day jazz festival will be held at Seoul Forest Park. The festival has announced the lineup for the concert. The singers include singer-songwriter Hareem, jazz trio Yun Seok Cheol Trio and 10-member band South Carnival.
The festival runs from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the festival period.
The one-day ticket is priced at 66,000 won. A two-day ticket is 99,000 won, and a three-day ticket is 128,000 won.
Ttukseom Station, line No. 2, exit 8.
MUSICAL SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Chungmu Arts Center, Grand Theater
Through Oct. 18: Set in the Renaissance period, comedy musical “Something Rotten!” depicts the struggles of two brothers — Nick and Nigel Bottom — who endeavor to write their own masterpiece to outdo their archrival William Shakespeare.
Premiered in 2014 on 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.
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, S Theater
Through Oct. 25: Rock musical “Murder Ballad” is making a return to home soil for the first time in four years.
Set in the city of New York, the musical revolves around Sarah and Tom who were deeply in love when they were young. But their relationship becomes estranged as they grow older and the two eventually break up.
Sarah soon meets another man Michael and the two get married. But when she gets tired of living a secure life, she contacts Tom and their reunion brings a disastrous ending to all.
The musical is rated for those aged 17 and older.
The performance starts at 8 p.m. during weekdays; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.
Ticket prices range from 50,000 won to 80,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.