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2021 Nov. 23 Ticket

ULTRAWORLD
National Theater of Korea, Haeoreum Grand Theater


"Ultraworld" by Voksbuhne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin will be staged in Korea's National Theater of Korea in central Seoul from Nov. 25 to 27. [JULIAN RODER]

"Ultraworld" by Voksbuhne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin will be staged in Korea's National Theater of Korea in central Seoul from Nov. 25 to 27. [JULIAN RODER]

 
Nov. 25 – 27: The Volksbuhne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin will be visiting Seoul to stage “Ultraworld.” Produced in 2020 by Susanne Kennedy, the director of the troupe, the performance has received recognition on the German theater scene. The story revolves around a man who gets trapped inside virtual reality known as the "Ultraworld." The performance begins as if you are logging into a computer game.
 
The play begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
 
Tickets range from 50,000 won ($42) to 90,000 won.
 
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6
 
 
MUN TAE-GUK AND LIM DONG-HYEK DUO RECITAL
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
 
Nov. 30: Cellist Mun Tae-guk and pianist Lim Dong-hyek will hold a recital together. The two artists will begin the recital with Beethoven’s “Seven Variations on Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ for cello and piano, WoO 46.” They will also play Mendelssohn’s “Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58” and Rachmaninoff’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19.”  
 
Lim first stole the limelight in the world’s classical music circle by becoming the youngest top prize winner of the 2001 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris and has gone on to forge a stellar career.  
 
Mun became the first Korean to win the renowned Balo Casals International Cello Competition in 2014.  
 
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.
 
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
HOL CHUM II
National Theater of Korea, Daloreum Theater
 
Dec. 3 and 4: Following the success of the National Dance Company of Korea’s production of “Hol Chum,” the dance troupe upgraded the performance and will stage “Hol Chum II” next month.  
 
The performance features seven veteran traditional Korean dancers who have danced on the professional stage for more than 30 years. Each performer will take a turn on stage to show off traditional dances that have been reinterpreted in their own styles in an attempt to "rewrite tradition," according to the National Dance Company of Korea. The first half of the performance will showcase highlights of the first version, while the second part will feature new dances by new dancers.  
 
More information on other dancers' performances is available on the webpage of the National Theater of Korea.
 
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 40,000 won.  
 
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
 
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6
 
 
HWANG CHI-YEOL CONCERT
KBS Arena
 
Dec. 4 and 5: Singer Hwang Chi-yeol will hold a concert under the title “Movie” in December. According to the concert organizer, the upcoming concert will be “like a movie, unravelling the life story of singer Hwang Chi-yeol.”  
 
Hwang has always said that he’s life is like a “movie.”
 
He had remained in obscurity for nearly a decade after his 2007 debut, but experienced a reversal of fortunes in 2016 when China’s Hunan satellite TV invited him to participate in the fourth season of “I Am a Singer,” a Chinese adaptation of the popular Korean singing competition program.
 
His last concert was in 2018, which was organized to mark the release of his EP “Be Myself.”  
 
Hwang, who has a large following in Chinese-speaking countries, has showcased his new albums in other Asian regions such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.
 
The concert begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.  
 
Tickets range from 99,000 won to 143,000 won.  
 
Balsan Station, line No. 5, exit 5
 
 
FANTASY TALE
National Theater of Korea, Daloreum Theater
 
Dec. 12 – Feb. 12, 2022: Kim Dong-yeon, who has created a range of hits in diverse genres, wrote and directed “Fantasy Tale” and premiered it in 2003.  
 
Since then, the piece has matured through many runs over the past 17 years. In 2020, its first rerun in six years enjoyed immense success, leading the show to be part of this year’s National Repertory Season.  
 
The War Clown, Love Clown and Art Clown, compete with each other to tell their version of the story of Hans, a piano player who lost his hearing in the turmoil of war, and Marie, a dancer who lost her sight — fusing the themes of war, love and art.  
 
The performance features many elements coming together for a more lively and dynamic experience: dance, music, mime and magic.  
 
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, weekends and public holidays.  
 
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 77,000 won.  
 
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6
 
 
APRÈS GIRL
National Theater of Korea, Haeoreum Grand Theater


National Changgeuk Company"s “Après girl," which revolves around Park Nam-ok (1923-2017), Korea's first female filmmaker, will be staged at the National Theater of Korea, central Seoul, from Dec. 17 to 31. [NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA]

National Changgeuk Company"s “Après girl," which revolves around Park Nam-ok (1923-2017), Korea's first female filmmaker, will be staged at the National Theater of Korea, central Seoul, from Dec. 17 to 31. [NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA]



Dec. 17 – 31: “Après girl” by the National Changgeuk Company portrays the life of Park Nam-ok (1923-2017), Korea’s first female filmmaker. The piece had its acclaimed premiere in 2020. In the 1950s, when women’s social activities were not encouraged, Park did not give up on her dream of becoming a filmmaker. Despite many hardships and despairs, she finally produced “The Widow,” a major work in Korean film history. 
 
“Après girl” crosses between the life of Park, who created her film while carrying her baby on her back, not to mention cooking for the actors and staff. Director Kim Kwang-bo and playwright Ko Yeon-ok have worked together closely for the piece, reflecting on the issues of our immediate reality and making sure the result is entertaining for the audience as well.  
 
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and weekends.  


Tickets range from 20,000 won to 80,000 won.  
 
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6
 
 
BILLY ELLIOT
D-Cube Arts Center


"Billy Elliot" with new Billy cast members kicked off at the D-Cube Arts Center in western Seoul. [SEENSEE COMPANY]

"Billy Elliot" with new Billy cast members kicked off at the D-Cube Arts Center in western Seoul. [SEENSEE COMPANY]

 
Through Feb. 2, 2022: “Billy Elliot” is back.
 
The story takes place in the 1980s, during a coal miners’ strike in Northern England. Billy happens to stumble across ballet during one of his boxing classes, and his life is changed forever after he discovers his love, and talent, for dance.
 
“Billy Elliot” is a heartwarming and humorous story about a young boy and his family trying to fulfill their dreams through music and choreography.
 
The kids who have been cast to alternate the role of Billy are, Kim Shi-hoon, Lee Woo-jin, Jeong Kang-hyuk and Joo Hyun-joon.
 
Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 150,000 won.
 
The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.
 
Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1 or 5
 
 
REBECCA
Chungmu Art Center, Grand Theater
 
Through Feb. 27, 2022: The Korean production of a hit musical “Rebecca” is back in Seoul.
 
The musical is based on a Gothic romance novel by Daphne du Maurier, but it is reportedly also inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film “Rebecca.”
 
The musical, which combines romance and suspense, first hit the stage in Vienna in 2006.
 
Set in a mansion called Manderley, "Rebecca" tells the story of Maxim de Winter, a wealthy widower who lost his wife Rebecca in a drowning accident and cannot get over the traumatic incident. Maxim marries another woman but his new wife learns a disturbing secret that Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper of the mansion, still worships the late Rebecca.
 
When the musical was first staged in Seoul, it was the highest-selling musical for five consecutive weeks. It still attracts musical aficionados, who have already watched it multiple times.  
 
Musical director Robert Johanson has been at the helm of the production since its premiere.
 
Four actors including Min Young-ki, Kim Jun-hyun, Enok and Lee Jang-woo will alternate the role of Mr. Winter, while actresses Shin Young-sook and Oak Joo-hyun will play Mrs. Danvers.
 
The show begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.
 
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.
 
Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9
 
 
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
 
 

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [yim.seunghye@joongang.co.kr]
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