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LEE JA-RAM & BAE MYUNG-HOON’S SOSO SALON

Seoul Arts Center, Recital Hall
 
Feb. 20: Korea’s veteran soriggun (traditional narrative singer) Lee Ja-ram will be collaborating on stage with sci-fi novelist Bae Myung-hoon to tell the story of “the driving force of creation, and the energy of the arts.”  
 
The two artists will converse with the audience, talk about gugak (Korean traditional music) and popular repertoires of Lee including her pansori (Korean traditional musical storytelling) performance of “The Old Man and the Sea,” based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel of the same name and “Sugunga.”  
 
Tickets cost 44,000 won ($39.90).
 
The concert begins at 2 p.m.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.  
 
 
ORGAN ODYSSEY
Lotte Concert Hall


Lotte Concert Hall's afternoon concert "Organ Odyssey" will be staged on Feb. 24. [LOTTE CONCERT HALL]

Lotte Concert Hall's afternoon concert "Organ Odyssey" will be staged on Feb. 24. [LOTTE CONCERT HALL]

 
Feb. 24: The Lotte Concert Hall is kicking off one of its signature afternoon concerts, “Organ Odyssey” for 2021 with a concert from organist Park Jun-ho, violinist Kim Ji-yoon and sand artist Park Eun-soo. The upcoming concert is subtitled “Organ Fantasia.”  
 
As the two musicians play on their instruments, sand artist Park will showcase her artwork on a large screen, attempting to create images of the music that’s being played.  
 
The Lotte Concert Hall has been organizing “Organ Odyssey” since 2017, to showcase various concerts using the venue’s grand pipe organ that has about 5,000 pipes and 68 stops.  
 
The concert begins at 11:30 a.m.  
 
Tickets cost 20,000 won.  
 
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2.
 
 
SWAG AGE: SINGING, JOSEON!
Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol
 
Through Feb. 28: The work is set in a fictional Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) era, which calls for Zijo as the national ideology. The Korean original musical, directed by Woo Jin-ha with screenplay by Park Chang-min, premiered in 2019 and immediately won an ensemble award at the 8th Yegreen Musical Awards.
 
Ticket prices range from 55,000 won to 99,000 won.  
 
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.  
 
There are no shows on Mondays.  
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.  
 
 
MONTE CRISTO
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 features actors Kai, Um Ki-joon and Sin Seong-rok, who alternate playing the role of the Count, and Oak Joo-hyun, Lee Ji-hye and Lina, who alternate playing 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.
 
 
FORTE DI QUATTRO
Lotte Concert Hall
 
March 13–14: Crossover quartet Forte di Quattro’s concert titled “The Classic” will be staged for two days at the Lotte Concert Hall in southern Seoul.  
 
The popular group will showcase various songs from its album as well as some classical opera numbers.  
 
Forte di Quattro was the winner of the first season of JTBC’s “Phantom Singer” in 2016.
 
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 121,000 won.  
 
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday and at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
 
 
BERNARDA ALBA
Jeongdong Theater
 
Through March 14: Musical "Bernarda Alba," based on a play titled "The House of Bernarda Alba" by the Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, is back on home soil after premiering in 2018.  
 
The musical is produced by veteran musical actor Jung Young-joo, who also plays Bernarda Alba in the musical, and directed by Yeon Tae-heum.  
 
The story centers on the events that takes place in a house in Andalusia, Spain, in the 1930s, while Bernarda Arba mourns the death of her husband over an eight-year period. During that time, she wields total control over her five daughters which eventually leads to some confrontation.  
 
Musical actor Lee So-jeong alternates playing the lead role of Bernarda Alba with Jung.  
 
Tickets cost 70,000 won.
 
The show begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays; and at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.  
 
City Hall Station, line No. 1 and 2, exit 12.
 
 
MUSICAL GHOST  
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 in the role of Sam while singer-turned-actor Ivy and musical-actor Park Ji-yeon alternate playing 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 in price from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.
 
Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1 or 5.
 
 
SING AGAIN CONCERT
Olympic Park, Olympic Hall


Top 10 winners of JTBC's hit program "Sing Again" will hold a concert next month. [JTBC]

Top 10 winners of JTBC's hit program "Sing Again" will hold a concert next month. [JTBC]



March 19 – 21: Top 10 winners of JTBC’s hit audition program “Sing Again” will hold a concert next month. The Top 10 contestants are the winner Lee Seung-yoon as well as Jung Hong-il, Yoari, Lee Jung-kwon, Lee Mu-jin, Lee So-jung, Kim Joon-hwi, Choi Ye-geun, Yumi and Taeho.  
 
Having started with a twist to the audition format that many viewers are now fond of, “Sing Again” only casts singers that have had at least one song or album officially released in the music market.
 
Initially, competitors were only referred to by a number in a bid to keep their identities concealed.
 
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  
Tickets range from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.  
 
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.
 
 
AN JONG-DO HARPSICHORD PIANO RECITAL
Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall


Pianist An Jong-do  [THE BRIDGE COMPANY]

Pianist An Jong-do [THE BRIDGE COMPANY]

April 24: Pianist An Jong-do will be staging a recital for the first time in four years. He’ll not only perform on the piano but show off his harpsichord skills as well.  
 
In the first half of the recital, An will be performing French composer Louis Couperin’s works on harpsichord and then Mozart’s pieces. Then in the second half, he’ll move onto the piano to perform various pieces from different eras including Johann Froberger and Robert Schumann.  
 
The recital begins at 8 p.m.
 
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.  
 
 
WICKED
Blue Square, Sinhan Card Hall
 
Through May 1: The Korean production of blockbuster Broadway musical "Wicked" is making a return to Korea for the first time in five years. The sell-out show will feature veteran musical actors including Oak Joo-hyun and Son Seung-yeon as Elphaba and Jung Sun-ah and Na Ha-na as Glinda.  
 
Adapted from the best-selling novel "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" (1995) by Gregory Maguire, the musical is an alterative view of L. Frank Baum's famous story "The Wizard of Oz."
 
Taking the point of view of Oz's witches, "Wicked" shows how the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North were originally close friends.
 
The musical gained a strong following after its premiere in Korea in 2012 and an 11-month run in 2013.
 
Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
 
There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Tickets range in price from 60,000 won to 150,000 won.
 
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3.
 
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
 
 
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