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Livestream shows available online  
 
"RETURN: THE PROMISE OF THE DAY"
 
Sept. 24 – 26: The original musical "Return: The Promise of the Day" will be livestreamed online. The story follows Seung-ho, who served in the Korean War (1950-1953). After retiring, Seung-ho wanders from mountain to mountain in search of the corpses of his fellow soldiers, believing it is his lifelong task.  
 
Meanwhile, Seung-ho's grandson, Hyeon-min, enrolls in the army as a special soldier whose main responsibility is excavating the remains of soldiers who fought during the Korean War.
 
As the musical intertwines Seung-ho's past with the present, it sheds light on people who try to put the pieces of history back together.
 
Singer Doh Kyung-soo, also known as D.O., and singer Yoon Ji-sung are double cast for the role of past Seung-ho. Doh is a member of the K-pop boy band Exo, while Yoon used to be a member of the project boy group Wanna One.  
 
The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25. There will be two screenings on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
 
Tickets are priced at 25,000 won ($21).
   
 
Regular shows
 
   
PAIK KUN-WOO & SCHUMANN
Lotte Concert Hall
 
Oct. 9: Piano virtuoso Paik Kun-woo, 74, will be playing pieces by German composer Robert Schumann in his upcoming solo recital.
 
The repertoire includes "Arabeske Op. 18," "Kinderszenen Op. 15" and "Abegg Variations Op. 1."  
 
Having debuted at the age of 10, Paik has been pursuing a career in classical music for more than six decades.
 
Based in Paris, the pianist was made "Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres" by the French government in 2000 for his achievement in art.
 
The concert starts at 8 p.m.
 
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
 
 
The promising classical music quartet Novus Quartet plays all of Felix Mendelssohn’s string quartets in two concerts on Oct. 16 and 17. [SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS]

The promising classical music quartet Novus Quartet plays all of Felix Mendelssohn’s string quartets in two concerts on Oct. 16 and 17. [SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS]

 
SEJONG CHAMBER SERIES II: NOVUS QUARTET F. MENDELSSOHN FULL-LENGTH  
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Hall  
 
Oct. 16 - 17: As part of the 2020 Sejong Chamber series, the promising classical music quartet Novus Quartet plays all of Mendelssohn's string quartets in two concerts.
 
The quartet consists of violinist Kim Jae-young and Kim Young-uk and violist Kim Kyu-hyun and cellist Moon Woong-whee.
 
On Oct. 16, the quartet plays String Quartets No. 1, 2 and 4, and 3, 5 and 6 on Oct. 17.
 
Sejong Chamber Series was first launched in 2015 for classical music aficionados.
 
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 17.
 
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won.
 
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.
 
 
2020 HYUKOH CONCERT
Blue Square iMarket Hall  
 
Oct. 16 – 18: The four-member indie band Hyukoh is to hold concerts in Seoul. The three-day concert is subtitled "How to Find True Love and Happiness: Through Love."  
 
The band last performed in Seoul in February as part of its world tour, but that was called off due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The band had planned to make stops in 23 cities.  
 
Having debuted in 2014, Hyukoh quenched the thirst of young people who needed something new to listen to other than K-pop dance music.  
 
The band has been invited to perform at many world-famous music festivals such as the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the 2017 Summer Sonic Festival in Japan.  
 
The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Oct. 16; 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 18.
 
All tickets are priced at 110,000 won.
 
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3.
 
 
Ballerina Kim Joo-won presents a dance performance ’Sagunja: The Season of Life,“ themed on a relationship at Jeongdong Theater, central Seoul. [JEONGDONG THEATER]

Ballerina Kim Joo-won presents a dance performance ’Sagunja: The Season of Life,“ themed on a relationship at Jeongdong Theater, central Seoul. [JEONGDONG THEATER]

 
KIM JOO-WON'S SAGUNJA: THE SEASON OF LIFE  
Jeongdong Theater  
 
Oct. 22 – Nov. 8: Marking the 25th anniversary of its opening, Jeongdong Theater presents a performance by teaming up with ballerina Kim Joo-won.  
 
Themed on relationships, the performance depicts how people meet and separate.  
 
Kim served as a chief dancer at the Korean National Ballet for 15 years. She left the national ballet troupe in 2012 but has been presenting various types of dance performances as an artist since her departure.
 
Kim plays the lead role in "Sagunja: The Season of Life," but she also participates in the performance as a creative producer.  
 
Along with Kim, the performance features a stellar cast. Jung Ku-ho, the former star fashion designer, takes the helm of the performance while Jung Jae-il is in charge of the music. He was a music director for the 2019 award-winning film "Parasite." Actor Park Hae-soo from the 2017 hit drama series "Prison Playbook" will pair up with Kim.
 
The performance starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays. Two shows are available on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. On Sundays, the performance starts at 3 p.m. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
All seats are priced at 70,000 won.
 
City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 12.
 
 
Musical ’Kinky Boots’ is a story about a man named Charlie, an owner of a shoe factory, teaming up with a drag performer Lola to revive his dying business. [CJ ENM]

Musical ’Kinky Boots’ is a story about a man named Charlie, an owner of a shoe factory, teaming up with a drag performer Lola to revive his dying business. [CJ ENM]

  
KINKY BOOTS
Blue Square, Interpark Hall
 
Through 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 LITTLE WOMEN  
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater
 
Nov. 24 – Dec. 20: American author Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" has been retold multiple times over the past decades, and this time the story returns as a musical by Seoul Metropolitan Musical Theatre.
 
The story, loosely based on the life of Alcott and her family, follows the lives of the four sisters of the March family — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.
 
The four girls live with their mother while their father is serving in the American Civil War.
 
The musical shows how the four girls, with all different personalities, grow into women.
 
It starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
 
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.
 
 
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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