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Sept. 30 – Oct. 2: Girl group fromis_9 is holding a three-day concert titled “Love From.”
The nine-member girl group was formed in 2017 through cable channel Mnet's audition program "Idol School" and debuted the following year. The girl group’s latest EP “Midnight Guest,” released in January, was a great hit, allowing the group to see its heyday four years after its debut.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets cost 132,000 won ($93.30).
Balsan Station, line No. 5, exit 5  
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater
Oct. 2 and 3: Since its Korean premiere in 2014, “Disney in Concert” has continuously gained popularity. Children attend the concerts dressed in their favorite Disney characters' costumes, becoming an annual ritual. For the upcoming concert, songs from Disney classics "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," "Lion King," as well as "Frozen" and "Frozen 2" will be performed accompanied by the Ditto Orchestra. Disney Concert singers Aaron Philips, Lisa Livesay, Andrew Johnson and Whitney Claire Kaufman will participate in the upcoming concert.  
Children must be at least four years old to attend.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday.  
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
Kwanglim Arts Center, BBCH Hall
Musical actor Cha Ji-yeon  [YONHAP]

Musical actor Cha Ji-yeon [YONHAP]

Aug. 12 - Oct. 23: Based on celebrated novelist Lee Cheong-jun’s story, “Seopyeonje” tells the lifelong journey of singers of pansori, or Korean traditional narrative singing, in the post-Korean War (1950-53) era.
The musical adds elements of contemporary pop to original pansori numbers. The main role Song-hwa will be alternated by pansori singer Lee Jaram, musical actors Cha Ji-yeon and Yuria, singer Hong Ja, Yang Ji-eun and Hong Ji-yun.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.
Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 4
Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Small Theater
Oct. 6 – Nov. 13: The Korean production of A. R. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” will be staged in Korea with veteran actors Oh Young-soo and Jang Hyun-sung alternating the male lead character and Park Jung-ja and Bae Jong-ok alternating the main female character. The story revolves around the two characters who are childhood friends but become romantically attached as they exchanged letters.
Tickets are selling out fast as fans can see Oh, the 77-year-old “Squid Game” star, up close on a theater stage.
The play begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and on weekends.
Ticket prices range from 44,000 won to 66,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7
Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater
The Korean National Ballet's ″Swan Lake″ will be performed from Oct. 12 to 16 at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul. [KNB]

The Korean National Ballet's ″Swan Lake″ will be performed from Oct. 12 to 16 at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul. [KNB]

Oct. 12 – 16: The Korean National Ballet presents the timeless ballet classic “Swan Lake.”
Of the many versions of “Swan Lake,” the national ballet company will perform the work of choreographer Yuri Grigorovich, who is known as a living legend in the ballet world.
Grigorovich’s version cuts out some parts that could be seen to be less dynamic and adds more dance sequences such as pas de deux and folk dance to maximize the sheer fun of the performance.
The music of Tchaikovsky is arranged more rhythmically compared to other versions.
Unlike the original story has a tragic ending, this version has a happy ending where the protagonists fight off the main villains.
Dancers Park Seul-ki, Cho Yeon-jae, Han Na-rea and Sim Hyun-hee have been cast to play Odette and Odile while Heo Seo-myeong, Park Jong-suk, Kim Ki-wan and Ha Ji-seok alternate the role of Siegfried.  
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.  
Tickets are priced from 5,000 won to 100,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
Jamsil Sports Complex, Big Top Arena  
Oct. 20 – Jan. 1, 2023: Cirque Du Soleil’s all-time classic Alegria has been reimagined for a new generation. Titled “In A New Light Alegria,” the Canadian live entertainment group said it’s a new interpretation of the original concept, adding more bold creative alterations and more powerful acrobats to newly designed sets.  
The show was created in 2019 to mark the anniversary of Alegria’s first performance, and will be making a stop to premiere in Seoul next month. The troupe had struggled tremendously to keep its business running during the Covid-19 pandemic. But with the subtitle, “The Intermission is Over,” the group has resumed its performance, and Seoul is its first city.  
Alegria has amused people since its premiere in 1994, seen by more than 14 million people in 255 cities around the world. The troupe visited Korea four years ago to showcase “Kooza,” another extravagant show featuring clowns.
The show begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays and Tuesdays.  
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 290,000 won.  
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7
National Theater of Korea, Haeoreum Grand Theater
Oct. 27 – 29: “Hodong” is a National Dance Company’s traditional dance performance based on the Korean folk tale “Princess Nakrang and Prince Hodong.” The performance, which features themes of war, love, betrayal and death, is a combination of modern techniques and classical sentiment. The legend of Princess Nakrang and Prince Hodong is a tragic love story from Korea’s Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C. to A.D. 668).  
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.
The shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.  
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6
Charlotte Theater
Through Nov. 6: The Korean production of the Broadway musical “Mrs. Doubtfire,” based on the 1993 film of the same name, is currently being staged at the Charlotte Theater in Jamsil, southern Seoul. It’s the first international production of the musical. The show is a comic musical about a middle-aged man named Daniel Hillard who is out of his job and divorced. After he loses custody of his children, Daniel creates an alter ego of a Scottish nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire, to stay in his kids' lives.
The musical was written by American bestselling author John O'Farrell and American screenwriter and director Karey Kirkpatrick. The score and lyrics are by Karey Kirkpatrick and his brother and singer-songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick. The three creatives are also behind the 2015 critically-acclaimed musical "Something Rotten!"
Singer and actor Im Chang-jung alternates the lead role of Daniel with Chung Sung-hwa and Yang Joon-mo.
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3
COEX Shinhan Card Artium
Musical actors Kim Ryeo-won and Lee Kyu-hyung perform for the musical ″Crash Landing on You″ that's being staged at the COEX Shinhan Card Artium in southern Seoul. [NEWS1]

Musical actors Kim Ryeo-won and Lee Kyu-hyung perform for the musical ″Crash Landing on You″ that's being staged at the COEX Shinhan Card Artium in southern Seoul. [NEWS1]

Through Nov. 13: The musical version of tvN’s hit drama series “Crash Landing on You” (2019-20) premiered at the COEX Shinhan Card Artium on Sept. 16.
Actors Lee Kyu-hyung, Min Woo-hyuk and Lee Jang-woo alternate the role of Ri Jeong-hyuk, a North Korean military officer. The character was played by Hyun Bin in the TV series. For the female lead, originally played by Son Ye-jin, Lim Hye-young, Kim Ryeo-won and Na Ha-na alternate the role.
The musical follows the same storyline as the drama series, which is about a South Korean chaebol heiress and a North Korean military officer falling in love after the heiress accidentally lands in North Korea while paragliding.
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 140,000 won.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.
Samsung Station, line No. 2, exit 5 or 6
Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
Nov. 28 and 30: In this highly anticipated concert for classical music aficionados, eminent conductor Daniel Barenboim will be visiting Korea for a two-day concert. Barenboim scheduling a new concert in Seoul comes as a surprise as the titan in classical music, who turns 80 this October, has been grappling with health issues in recent years and has been withdrawing from scheduled performances.
Though he performed with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Berlin in August, he has canceled Wagner’s “Ring” cycle at the Berlin State Opera, set to take place early next month. Korea’s Mast Media has organized the upcoming Seoul concerts of the maestro. Under Barenboim’s baton, Staatskapelle Berlin, a resident orchestra of the Berlin State Opera, will perform Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68,” and “Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73.” With about 450 years of history, Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world.
The Nov. 28 concert will be held at 8 p.m. at the Lotte Concert Hall. The Nov. 30 concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Seoul Arts Center.
Tickets range from 80,000 won to 330,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
Dec. 3: To celebrate Christmas, English classical crossover soprano singer Sarah Brightman will be visiting Seoul for a concert. The singer is known for the famous song “Time to Say Goodbye” performed with Andrea Bocelli.  
Tickets range from 132,000 won to 165,000 won.
The concert begins at 7 p.m.  
Balsan Station, line No. 5, exit 5  
*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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