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2022 Jan. 12 Ticket

KIM JAE-JOONG J-PARTY
Online


Singer Kim Jae-joong [ILGAN SPORTS]

Singer Kim Jae-joong [ILGAN SPORTS]



Jan. 23: Singer Kim Jae-joong, who is a member of K-pop boy band JYJ, will be holding an online concert on Jan. 23 to celebrate his birthday with his fans. Kim has been hosting “J-Party” since 2015. The upcoming “party” will showcase Kim’s performance and also be chance for fans to virtually meet the singer.  
 
After purchasing a ticket, a link to the online show will be provided.  
 
The online concert will have English and Japanese subtitles. Kim’s label CJes Entertainment have stated that recording the online concert is illegal and that it will take legal action against those who do so.  
 
Tickets cost 44,000 won ($36.80)  
 
 
SF9 CONCERT
Olympic Park, Olympic Hall
 
Jan 21 – 23: Boy band SF9 will be holding a three-day concert at Olympic Hall in eastern Seoul. The concert will also be streamed online for those who can’t make it in person.  
 
Titled “Imperfect,” it is the band's first offline concert in two years and five months, following its “Unixerse” concert in 2019. SF9 recently dropped a digital single titled “Savior.” According to the label, members Youngbin, Zuho and Hwiyoung participated in writing the lyrics of the song, which is about protecting a loved one from darkness and promising a brighter future.  
 
Tickets for the offline concert cost 132,000 won, while online tickets cost 49,000 won.  
 
The concert will only be open for those who have been fully vaccinated, or those with a 48-hour negative PCR test result.  
 
The concert on Friday begins at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday concerts will begin at 6 p.m.
 
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
 
 
NEW DAY
National Theater of Korea


Jan. 29 – Feb. 2: For the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, the National Dance Company of Korea will be staging its new year repertoire “New Day.” The performance showcases an array of Korean traditional dances including “Aekmaki which is a dance performance inspired by an ancestral ritual held on Lunar New Year’s Day.    
 
The performance begins at 3 p.m. There are no shows on Mondays.  
 
Tickets cost 30,000 won.
 
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6
 
 
BILLY ELLIOT
D-Cube Arts Center


Through Feb. 2: “Billy Elliot” is back.
 
Korean production of ″Billy Elliot″ is back on stage for the first time in four years. [NEWS1]

Korean production of ″Billy Elliot″ is back on stage for the first time in four years. [NEWS1]

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
 
 
2022 GOLDEN CHILD CONCERT  
KBS Arena


Feb. 5 – 6: Boy band Golden Child will be holding an offline concert titled “Play.” It’s the band’s second solo concert after “Future and Past” held in January 2020. During the concert, the band will be showcasing various songs it has released since its debut in 2017. According to its label, the 10-member boy band will soon make a Japanese debut by releasing a Japanese single “A Woo!!” on Jan. 26.  
 
The shows begin at 5 p.m. on both days.  
 
Tickets cost 121,000 won.  
 
Balsan Station, line No. 5, exit 5
 
 
FANTASY TALE
National Theater of Korea, Daloreum Theater
 
Through Feb. 12: 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
 
 
MR SHOW
Shinhan pLay Square Live Hall
 
Through Feb. 13: Presented as a pure sexual fantasy for women, “Mr Show” is an R-rated show, which is off-limits to men. The male performers are clothed in various outfits — from dress suits to underwear. The organizing agency launched the show in 2014, explaining that “Mr. Show” has been produced for today’s Korean women, who need a place to release their stress.
 
The show begins at 8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Tuesdays.  
 
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.  
 
Hapjeong Station, lines No. 2 or 6, exit 1
 
 
FRANKENSTEIN
Blue Square Hall, Shinhan Card Hall
 
Through Feb. 20: Based on Mary Shelley’s 1823 novel of the same name, this musical produced in Korea adds new characters and creative plot twists to the classic monster tale.
 
The musical is set in 19th century Europe and centers on the efforts of Swiss scientists Victor Frankenstein and Dr. Henry Dupre to create a fearless, immortal soldier.
 
However, the experiment goes awry, and a dangerous monster is born.
 
Actors Min Woo-hyuk, Jeon Dong-seok, and Kyuhyun alternate the role of Victor, while Park Eun-tae, Kai and Jeong Taek-woon alternate the role of Henry Dupre, a character that only exists in the Korean production.  
 
The performance starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, as well as weekends and national holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.
 
Ticket prices range from 70,000 to 150,000 won.
 
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3
 
 
REBECCA
Chungmu Art Center, Grand Theater
 
Through Feb. 27: 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
 
 
JEKYLL AND HYDE
Charlotte Theater
 
Musical actor Kai has been newly added to the cast for Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. [EMK MUSICAL COMPANY]

Musical actor Kai has been newly added to the cast for Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. [EMK MUSICAL COMPANY]

Through May 8: Popular musical “Jekyll and Hyde,” which tells the tale of an epic battle between good and evil, has been loved in Korea since its first performance in 2004.  The cast includes Ryu Jeong-hwan, Hong Kwang-ho and Shin Seong-rok in the roles of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and Yoon Gong-ju and Ivy Seon-min for the role of Lucy Harris. EMK Entertainment, the show’s production team recently added musical actor Kai in the cast for Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. He will begin performing from Feb. 25.  
 
Until this month, evening performances will begin at 7 p.m. There are additional performances on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.  
 
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.
 
Jamsil Station, Line No. 2, exit 3
 
*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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