2021. March 2 TicketYANG JOON-IL & KIM WON-JUN CONCERT
March 6: Two heartthrobs of the 90s pop scene, Yang Joon-il and Kim Won-jun, will be holding two joint concerts. Titled "Star Track," the two pop superstars will be showcasing their hit songs that are treasured in many people's memories, such as Yang's "Rebecca," "ABCDEFG," and "Help me Cupid" and Kim's "Show" and "Like Myself."
Yang, who is now 52 years old, recently released a new EP titled "Day By Day."
The concerts, both on March 6, begin at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets cost 110,000 won ($99.30).
Balsan Station, line No. 5, exit 5.
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.
The show starts 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.
PAUL KIM CONCERT
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater
March 12 – 14: Popular singer-songwriter Paul Kim, who has a large female fandom, will be holding a three-day concert just in time for the upcoming "White Day," a day when men are supposed to buy candy for their love interests.
The artist said he will stage sweet love songs for the audience including "Dream," "Me After You," So Long," "Rain" and "Every Day, Every Moment," among many others.
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 77,000 won to 121,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.
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.
IZ*ONE ONLINE CONCERT: ONE, THE STORY
March 13- 14: Girl group IZ*ONE will stage an online concert next month titled "One, The Story." The group will perform as subunits, as soloists and as a group, showcasing many of their popular hits as well as unveiling news ones.
The upcoming concert comes six months after their virtual concert "ONEIRIC THEATER," held last September.
English, Japanese and Chinese subtitles will be provided during the concert.
The concert begins at 5 p.m. on both days.
Tickets cost 39,000 won.
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 Alba 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.
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
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.
March 23 – 28: Jeongdong Theater's new Theater Arts Group, consisting of 10 dancers and six percussionists, will premiere its first traditional performance titled "SINAWI, Awakening" at its theater in central Seoul.
This dance performance is inspired by dances that are carried out during gut, which is Korea's traditional shaman ritual. Sinawi is a Korean word that refers to improvisational ensemble music.
According to Lee Gyu-un, the choreographer of the group, said this dance performance is a gut, not for the dead but for those who are alive, adding that the performance will not be "as heavy and traditional."
The performance begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets cost 40,000 won.
City Hall Station, line No. 1 and 2, exit 12.
AN JONG-DO HARPSICHORD PIANO RECITAL
Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall
April 24: Pianist An Jong-do will be staging a recital for the first time in four years. He'll not only perform on 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.
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.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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