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2020.12.8 Ticket

Canceled or postponed shows
 
Sunwook Kim Piano Recital at the Lotte Concert Hall: Canceled
The Trojan Women at the National Theater of Korea: Canceled
Year-end Pansori: Ahn Sook-sun's Heungbuga: Canceled
Black Mary Poppins: Canceled
La Boheme: Canceled  
One Piece music symphony film concert: Postponed until next year 
 
Online shows  
 
ONEGIN
Naver TV


Renowned Russian director Timofey Kulyabin’s “Onegin” will be presented as an online performance by the LG Arts Center in the upcoming weekend. [LG ARTS CENTER]

Renowned Russian director Timofey Kulyabin’s “Onegin” will be presented as an online performance by the LG Arts Center in the upcoming weekend. [LG ARTS CENTER]

Dec. 11-12: Renowned Russian director Timofey Kulyabin's "Onegin" will be presented as an online performance by the LG Arts Center.  
 
Kulyabin's "Onegin" has won him the Golden Mask Award. European critics hailed the play, stating that it successfully removed all expectations of Pushkin's romantic novel of the same name.  
 
The performance shows a quiet love story revolving around characters Onegin, Tatiana, Olga and Lensky, resonating with the 21st century reality.  
 
The play was supposed to be staged at the LG Arts Center in November, but it was canceled due to the coronavirus.  
 
Actor Pavel Polyakov plays Onegin for the play, while Daria Yemelyanova plays Tatiana and Sergey Bogomolov plays Lensky.
 
The play begins from 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.  
 
It costs 12,000 won ($11).
 
 
ALL THE K-POP
 
Dec. 12: An online K-pop concert featuring five K-pop acts is being organized by Mixchannel and MBC Plus. It's the organizers' first concert of its kind. The K-pop acts are AB6IX, Victon, Lee Jin-hyuk, Dream Catcher and A.C.E.  
 
The concert begins at 7 p.m.
 
Tickets cost 33,000 won. For those trying to purchase tickets outside Korea, head to globalinterpark.com
 
 
Regular shows
 
THE NUTCRACKER
Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater



Korean National Ballet's ″The Nutcracker″ will be presented again this Christmas at the Seoul Arts Center, southern Seoul. [KOREAN NATIONAL BALLET]

Korean National Ballet's ″The Nutcracker″ will be presented again this Christmas at the Seoul Arts Center, southern Seoul. [KOREAN NATIONAL BALLET]



Dec. 19-27: The Korean National Ballet is presenting "The Nutcracker" in its version that is adapted from the ballet choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich. He worked as the art director of Moscow's Bolshoi Theater from 1964 to 1995.
 
According to the state-run ballet company, the starting times for the performance will be announced soon to follow the government's recent social distancing guideline requiring indoor facilities to close after 9 p.m.
 
Tickets range from 5,000 won to 90,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
 
 
JONATHAN ROXMOUTH PHANTASM CONCERT
Lotte Concert Hall
 
Jan. 2-3: South African stage actor Jonathan Roxmouth, who has a large fandom in Korea after performing as the Phantom here in the world tour production of "The Phantom of the Opera," will stage a concert next month singing popular musical numbers.
 
Roxmouth will be accompanied by a 40-member Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra. For several numbers, tenor John Noh, the semifinalist in JTBC's "Phantom Singer 3" will perform with Roxmouth.
 
The program includes "Razzle Dazzle" from "Chicago," "Stars" from "Les Miserables" and "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked," among others.
 
The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
 
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won. 
 
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2. 




NOTRE DAME DE PARIS FRENCH TOUR  
(Shows suspended until Dec. 15) 
Blue Square, Interpark Hall  


A scene from "Notre DAme de Paris." [MAST INTERNATIONAL]

A scene from "Notre DAme de Paris." [MAST INTERNATIONAL]

Through Jan. 17: The original French production team of the musical “Notre Dame de Paris” has arrived in Seoul for the first time in five years to mark the 20th anniversary of the musical being staged in France.
 
Much of the musical from the props to the lights and costumes have been updated, according to the original production team. The French production team started its worldwide tour with the updated version in 2017.
 
The musical is based on the 1831 French novel by Victor Hugo. Set in the 15th century, "Notre Dame" follows several characters including Quasimodo, the deformed, bell ringer of the Notre-Dame Cathedral who is in love with a beautiful dancer named Esmeralda.
 
Actor Daniel Lavoie, who played Frollo in the premiere of the musical in France back in 1998, will once again play the same antagonist role.
 
The show begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays. 
 
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 160,000 won. 
 
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3. 
 


THE LAST EMPRESS
Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater
 
Jan. 6 – Feb. 26: "The Last Empress" is Korea's first original musical that was created 25 years ago to mark the 100th year of the death of Empress Myeongseong (1951-95). For the past 25 years, the musical has been loved by many Koreans in and outside the country, for retelling the story of the last empress of Korea who was assassinated by the Japanese government in Gyeongbok Palace.
 
The musical was also nominated for the 10th LA Ovation Awards last year and won prizes at the second and fourth Korea Musical Awards.
 
It has smashed Korean musical records, having played at the New York State Theater and Lincoln Center in 1997 and 1998, and also in London's West End in 2002.
 
The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
 
 
CHOPIN MEETS FROZEN  
Lotte Concert Hall
 
Jan. 23: To commemorate the 120th anniversary of Walt Disney's birth, a special concert "Chopin Meets Frozen" has been organized by Stomp Music.
 
The program includes "Do you want to build a Snowman?" (2013) a popular number in the film followed by Chopin's "Grand Valse Brillante in E-flat Major op. 18."  
 
Then a track from "Beauty and the Beast" will be performed, followed by Chopin's "Prelude in D-flat Major op. 28 no. 15 "Raindrop."  
 
According to Stomp Music, the program has been drawn up to show the resemblance between some of Chopin's works and Disney animation numbers.  
 
To help audience members understand the concert better, pianist Song Young-min, who will also play the piano during the concert, will deliver commentaries between each works.
 
The concert begins at 5 p.m.
 
Tickets range from 35,000 won to 55,000 won.
 
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2.
 
 
MONTE CRISTO 
(Shows suspended until Dec. 28)
LG Arts Center
 
Through March 7: Young and promising sailor Edmond Dantes is living his best life and looking forward to his upcoming marriage to a woman named Mercedes.
 
But all his hopes are dashed when jealous men scheme against him. Mondego, who also loves Mercedes, and Danglars, who wishes to become the captain of the ship, spread rumors about Edmond and he ends up with a 14-year prison sentence.
 
Edmond seeks to escape by digging an underground tunnel with the help of Abbe Faria, who tells him about the treasures kept on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond miraculously succeeds in getting out and reaching the island and ends up a rich man with the new name of "The Count of Monte Cristo."
 
The Korean production of this popular musical "Monte Cristo" will kick off at the LG Arts Center on Nov. 17 to mark the 10th anniversary of the musical.
 
Actors Kai, Um Ki-joon and Sin Seong-rok will alternate the role of the Count, while Oak Joo-hyun, Lee Ji-hye and Lina will alternate the role of Mercedes.
 
Performances start at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.
 
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 150,000 won.
 
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.
 
 
MUSICAL GHOST  
(Shows suspended until Dec. 19) 
D-Cube Arts Center
 
Through March 14: Based on the 1990 hit romantic fantasy film “Ghost,” the undying love story between Sam and Molly returns to home soil as a musical for the first time in seven years.
 
Sam is attacked by an unidentified man on his way home one day and eventually dies. But he can’t move to the next world after his death and hovers around Molly. He eventually visits a psychic named Oda Mae to ask for help and endeavors to find ways to reach out to his girlfriend.
 
The musical version of the story premiered on the West End in 2011 and came to Korea in 2013.
 
It is directed by British director and playwright Matthew Warchus who won numerous awards with musicals like “The Norman Conquests” and “Matilda the Musical.”
 
Actor Joo Won and two musical actors, Kim Woo-hyung and Kim Jin-wook, are triple cast for the role of Sam while singer-turned-actor Ivy, and musical actor Park Ji-yeon alternate for the role of Molly.
 
Two veteran actors, Choi Jung-won and Park Jun-myun, are set to spice up the story by playing the role of Oda Mae.  
 
The musical starts at 7:30 p.m. during weekdays. Two shows are available at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.
 
Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1 or 5.
 
 
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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