Ticket September 14, 2022

2022 PALMTREE ISLAND 1ST GALA CONCERT
Jamsil indoor stadium

Musical actor Jeong Seon-ah [JOONGANG ILBO]



from September 23 to 25: Korean music label Palmtree Island will hold its first gala concert and feature an array of performances by its artists. Singer and musical actor Kim Junsu founded the label in April 2021, when his contract with CJes ended.

Veteran musical actors Kim So-hyun and Jeong Seon-ah, pictured above, along with rising industry stars including Jin Tae-hwa, Seo Kyung-su, Kim Ji-yeon, Yang Seo-yoon and Kei, will perform a hit musical. Numbers. Of course, Kim Junsu will also perform.

Tickets range from 99,000 won ($70) to 143,000 won.

The Friday concert starts at 7:30 p.m., 5 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 6 or 7


RED CLIFF
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Theater M

Korean traditional show

The Korean traditional show “Red Cliff” is performed at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul. [JEONGDONG THEATER]



Until September 29: Preserving tradition while adding creative touches may seem like an oxymoron, but the combination of Pansori and modern dance go together surprisingly well. This 100-minute performance uses pansori to explain how the three heroes of the Three Kingdoms (57 BC-668 AD) fight each other during war.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays except Mondays, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 to 70,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 5, Exit 8

SUNGWON YANG & ENRICO PACE
Lotte Concert Hall

September 29: Korean cellist Sungwon Yang and Italian pianist Enrico Pace will hold a duo recital, featuring pieces from Beethoven’s Cello Sonata.

“This will be a concert that allows spectators to truly appreciate Beethoven’s music,” said the Lotte Cultural Foundation, the concert organizer. The two performed together on several occasions, performing pieces by Beethoven. The program includes the Cello Sonata “No. 1 in F major, op. 5, No. 1”, “No. 2 in G minor, op. 5, no. 2”, “No. 3 in A major, op. 69”, “No. 4 in C major, op. 102, no. 1” and “no. 5 in D major, op. 102, No. 2.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 1 or 2

DISNEY IN CONCERT: A MAGICAL PARTY
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

October 2 and 3: Since its Korean premiere in 2014, “Disney in Concert” has steadily grown in popularity. Children attend concerts dressed in the costumes of their favorite Disney characters, becoming an annual ritual. For the next concert, songs from Disney classics “Cinderella”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “The 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 perform at the upcoming concert.

Children must be at least four years old to participate.

The concert starts 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

SWAN LAKE
Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

October 12 to 16: The National Ballet of Korea presents the timeless ballet classic “Swan Lake”.

Among 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 world of ballet.

Grigorovich’s version removes some parts that might be considered less dynamic and adds more dance sequences such as pas de deux and folk dancing to maximize the pure enjoyment of the performance.

Tchaikovsky’s music is arranged more rhythmically compared to other versions.

Unlike the original story which has a tragic ending, this version has a happy ending where the protagonists fight the main villains.

Dancers Park Seul-ki, Cho Yeon-jae, Han Na-rea, and Sim Hyun-hee were cast as 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 cost between 5,000 won and 100,000 won.

Nambu Bus Station, Line No. 3, Exit 5


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: ALEGRIA
Jamsil Sports Complex, Big Top Arena

October 20 – January 1, 2023: Alegria, the timeless Cirque du Soleil classic, has been reinvented for a new generation. Titled “In A New Light Alegria”, the Canadian live entertainment group said it was a fresh take on the original concept, adding bolder creative changes and stronger acrobats to the newly designed sets.

The show premiered in 2019 to mark the anniversary of Alegria’s first performance and will make a premiere stop in Seoul next month. The troupe had struggled enormously to maintain its activity during the Covid-19 pandemic. But with the subtitle “The Intermission is Over”, the group resumed their performances, and Seoul is their first city.

Alegria has entertained people since its premiere in 1994, seen by over 14 million people in 255 cities around the world. The troupe traveled to Korea four years ago to perform “Kooza,” another extravagant show featuring clowns.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, at 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.

Station Complexe Sportif, line n°2, exit 6 or 7


HODONG
National Theater of Korea, Haeoreum Grand Theater

October 27 – 29: “Hodong” is a traditional dance performance by a national dance company based on the Korean folk tale “Princess Nakrang and Prince Hodong”. The performance, which features the themes of war, love, betrayal and death, is a combination of modern techniques and classic feeling. The Legend of Princess Nakrang and Prince Hodong is a tragic love story from the Three Kingdoms period of Korea (57 BC to 668 AD).

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.

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


PAUL-KIM
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

October 28 – 30: Singer and songwriter Paul Kim will hold a national tour to promote his latest EP “Star”. It will stop in six cities, including a three-day concert at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul. Kim’s label, Neuron Music, said the latest EP was carefully crafted by the artist with a theme, “Remember this moment” – a message he wants to say to himself to remember he is. became the star he is today thanks to his fans.

Kim debuted in 2014 and has produced many hit songs, including “Me After You” (2018) and “Traffic Light” (2019).

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 5, Exit 8


MADAM. THE DOUBT OF FIRE
Charlotte Theater

Musical actor Chung Sung-hwa plays Daniel in the Korean production of

Musical actor Chung Sung-hwa plays Daniel in the Korean production of “Mrs. Doutefeu.″ [YONHAP]



Until November 6: The Korean production of the Broadway musical “Mrs. Doubtfire,” based on the 1993 film of the same name, is currently playing at the Charlotte Theater in Jamsil, southern Seoul. It is the first international production of the comedy The show is a comedic musical about a middle-aged man named Daniel Hillard who is unemployed and divorced.After losing custody of his children, Daniel creates an alter ego of a Scottish nanny, Mrs Doubtfire, to stay in the lives of his children.

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 creators are also behind the critically acclaimed musical “Something Rotten!” in 2015!

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 n°2, exit 3

ELIZABETH
Blue Square, Shinhan Map Room

Until November 13: “Elisabeth” is a musical fusion of fantasy and fiction based on the life of Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, from her childhood until her murder in 1898.

The show stars Ock Joo-hyun, a former member of girl group Fin.KL, who has played the role of Elisabeth in numerous productions. The upcoming show, produced by EMK Musical Company, features Ock again to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its premiere. She will alternate the role with Lee Ji-hye.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.

Hangangjin Station, Line No. 6, Exit 2

DANIEL BARENBOIM & STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN
Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center

November 28 and 30: In this highly anticipated concert for classical music lovers, the eminent conductor Daniel Barenboim will travel to Korea for a two-day concert. Barenboim scheduling a new concert in Seoul comes as a surprise as the classical music titan, who turns 80 in October, has struggled with health issues in recent years and pulled out of scheduled performances.

Although he performed with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Berlin in August, he canceled Wagner’s “Ring” cycle at the Berlin State Opera, which was due to take place early next month. Korea’s Mast Media hosted the maestro’s upcoming concerts in Seoul. Under Barenboim’s baton, Staatskapelle Berlin, a resident orchestra of the Berlin State Opera, will perform “Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68” and “Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73.” With around 450 years of history, Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world.

The November 28 concert will take place at 8 p.m. at the Lotte Concert Hall. The November 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 n°2, exit 1 or 2
Nambu Bus Station, Line No. 3, Exit 5

*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [[email protected]]

Herman C. Harkins