2020.12.15 TicketCanceled or postponed shows
Year-end Pansori (Dec. 19): Ahn Sook-sun's Heungbuga: Canceled
Black Mary Poppins (Oct. 27 - Dec. 31): Canceled
While Christmas (Dec. 23): Canceled
All That Shanghai (Dec. 30 - Feb. 14): Postponed until next year
Seoul Arts Center Year-end Concert (Dec. 31): Canceled
XIA BALLAD & MUSICAL ONLINE CONCERT WITH ORCHESTRA
Dec. 26-27: Kim Jun-su, also known as Xia, will be holding another online concert, showcasing songs not only from his albums but also musical numbers from shows he has starred in. The singer is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his musical debut, which was in “Mozart!” Kim also recently starred in “Dracula: The Musical.”
Xia has been staging year-end concerts under the theme “Ballad and Musical Concert with Orchestra” since 2012.
The concert begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
One-day tickets cost 55,000 won ($50) while those who wish to watch both shows can purchase a two-day ticket, which costs 105,000 won. For those outside Korea, tickets are available on Interpark Ticket’s global page.
APINK ONLINE STAGE — PINK OF THE YEAR
Dec. 27: Girl group Apink will be holding a online concert. According to the girls’ agency, PlayM Entertainment, the concert will be an opportunity to look back on 2020 with Apink as the members will be showcasing songs they released this year as a group, including their EP “Look,” as well as various solo activities.
English subtitles will be provided for the upcoming concert.
The link for the concert will be sent to ticket purchasers three days before the show.
The concert begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets cost 33,000 won. For those outside Korea, tickets are available on Interpark Ticket’s global page.
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 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 the 40-member Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra. For several numbers, tenor John Noh, the semifinalist of JTBC's "Phantom Singer 3" will perform with Roxmouth.
The program includes "Razzle Dazzle" from "Chicago," "Stars" from "Les Misérables" 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. 27)
Blue Square, Interpark Hall
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.
Olympic Park, Olympic Hall
Jan. 29-31: Rock band Jaurim, which was planning to hold a concert last month, has postponed it to next month. Currently composed of singer Kim Yoon-ah, bassist Kim Jin-man and guitarist Lee Sun-kyu, the trio has released an EP this year titled “HOLA!”
The group, which debuted in 1997, has been working on their 11th studio album, writing “rather heavy and gloomy songs,” according to the band’s agency Interpark Entertainment.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, at 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.
(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.
(Shows suspended until Dec. 28)
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.