220.12.22 TicketOnline shows
SON YEOL-EUM ON AIR
Dec. 23: Pianist and music director of the biannual Pyeongchang Music Festival, Son Yeol-eum decided to livestream her performance online amid the coronavirus. The concert is the final program of this year's winter edition of the Pyeongchang Music Festival.
According to the festival organizers, Son will not only perform live, but also engage in a live chat with the audience.
"It's a shame that we could not invite fans of the Pyeongchang Music Festival to the venue this year, but we'll try to make this concert joyful and turn it into a merry year-end classical music concert," she said.
The concert will be available for free.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m.
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.
Kintex Exhibition Center, Hall 5
Feb. 5-7: The popular "Mr. Trot" tour that came to a halt amid the hike in coronavirus cases in the country will resume next month, making one stop in Daegu and finishing in Ilsan, Gyeonggi, in February.
The top six singers of the trot competition show that aired on a cable channel TV Chosun will take the stage for the concert while the other 12 contestants will take turns to appear at venues in different cities as special guests.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 99,000 won to 121,000 won.
Daehwa Station, line No. 3, exit 2.
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 work.
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.
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.
THEATER LEE MOON-SAE
March 26 - May 1: Veteran singer Lee Moon-sae will resume his tour across the country that has came to a halt following a spike in Covid-19 cases in the country from March. Starting from Jeonju in North Jeolla, the singer will stop in three more cities, Chuncheon, Gangwon; Busan; and Gimhae, South Gyeongsang.
Lee, who rose to prominence in 1985 with "I Don't Know Yet," has released multiple hit singles and set a trend for Korean ballad songs. Since then he has released 16 albums, multiple singles and has made a slew of appearances on entertainment programs and variety shows such as MBC's "Golden Fishery" in 2008, KBS2's "2 Days & 1 Night" in 2013 and JTBC's "Please Take Care of My Refrigerator" in 2015.
His latest full-length album "Between Us," was dropped in 2018.
Ticket prices range from 121,000 won to 143,000 won and concert times vary on dates and venues.
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.