Italian composer Puccini's opera "Tosca" will be performed by Muak Opera at Seoul Arts Center. / Courtesy of Muak Opera
‘Korean Symphony Orchestra 201st Regular Concert _ 17 and Dream'
Seoul Arts Center
The Korean Symphony Orchestra will perform its 201st regular concert on April 27 at the Seoul Arts Center.
Since its founding in 1985, the orchestra has been contributing to the development of classical music in Korea, performing more than 90 times annually. In this concert, it will perform Langgaard's Symphony No. 1 "Rock Pastorals" for the first time in Asia.
Tickets cost 10,000 won to 60,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 523-6258
Seoul Arts Center
May 12 to 14
Puccini's opera "Tosca" will be performed by Muak Opera from May 12 to 14 at Seoul Arts Center.
"Tosca" is known as one of the greatest opera pieces, written by the Italian composer.
In 1800 Rome, Cavaradossi, a painter, is sentenced to death for hiding his friend who is accused of a political crime. To save Cavaradossi, his lover Tosca begs the chief of police, Scarpia, who lusts after her. Scarpia proposes a bargain, saying if Tosca yields herself to him, he will set Cavaradossi free. After accepting his bargain, Tosca kills Scarpia and goes to Cavaradossi, who is executed despite Scarpia's promise. Full of grief, Tosca kills herself.
Tickets cost 10,000 to 180,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 569-0678.
‘Pitbull Live in Seoul'
American rapper Pitbull will have his first concert in Korea at Olympic Hall on May 18.
Pitbull started his career as a mainstream rapper in 2001, collaborating with rapper and producer Lil Jon and participating in his 2002 studio album "Kings of Crunk." Pitbull's debut album, "M.I.A.M.I", was released in 2004. Since then, he released numerous hit songs including "Timber," which topped numerous music charts around the world, and "We Are One (Ole Ola)", the official theme song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Tickets cost 99,000 to 132,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 6925-1818.
Pop & Jazz
‘Dominic Miller Live in Seoul'
Mapo Art Center
Argentinean guitarist Dominic Miller will have a concert in Korea as part of his world tour at Mapo Art Center on April 26.
Dominic Miller is known for his collaboration with Sting. He participated on Sting's 1991 album "The Soul Cages," and since then has been involved with Sting's projects for almost 30 years. Miller and Sting co-wrote "The Shape of My Heart," which was used for the soundtrack of the movie "Leon" and received great acclaim from worldwide audiences. Through this world tour, he celebrates the release of his 10th studio album, "Silent Light."
Tickets cost 66,000 to 88,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 522-1886.
Plays & Musicals
‘Death of a Salesman'
Seoul Arts Center
Until April 30
The play "Death of a Salesman" will be staged at the Seoul Arts Center until April 30.
Willy Loman has been a salesman all his life to support his family. His oldest son Biff was once a promising athlete in high school, but he never went to college and drifted. His youngest son, Happy, has been mostly neglected by his family. Although they still love each other, the conflicts within the family keep festering.
Actor Son Jin-hwan plays Willy, Lee Seung-ju plays Biff, and Park Yong-woo plays Happy.
Tickets cost 35,000 to 55,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 580-1300.
‘Our Bad Magnet'
Daehak-ro Art One Theater
Until May 2
A play written by Scottish author Douglas Maxwell, "Our Bad Magnet," will be staged at Daehak-ro Art One Theater from March 5 to May 28
In a small Scottish town, four boys at the age of 9 become friends with each other. One of them, Gordon, is always quiet and depressed. When the boys turn 19, Gordon kills himself after having a conflict with the other three. Ten years later, the three boys reunite and trace back their childhood memories and secrets.
Actor Moon Tae-yu, Song Kwang-il, and Oh Seung-hun play Gordon.
Tickets cost 40,000 to 55,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 764-8760.
D-Cube Arts Center
Until May 7
The musical "Oh! Carol" will be staged at the D-Cube Arts Center from Feb 28 to May 7.
"Oh! Carol" tells a story of six people who meet at a resort in Florida. Marge is a smart but unlucky girl, who is abandoned by her fiance on her wedding day. She visits the resort with her best friend, Lois, who tries to help her find a new love. Del is an attractive singer who aspires to become a star, and Gabe is a worker at the resort who has amazing artistic talent but lacks confidence. The four begin to form a heartwarming love story.
Actors Jeong Dan-young and Lindsey play the main character Marge.
Tickets cost from 50,000 to 120,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1577-3363.
‘Jekyll and Hyde'
Until May 21
The Broadway cast of the musical "Jekyll and Hyde" will visit Korea as part of their world tour and perform at Blue Square from March 8 to May 21.
A talented doctor and scientist, Henry Jekyll works on separating the human soul from the body. For his experiments, he uses himself as a human guinea pig. As a result, he creates his other self, Hyde, who is full of evil. Hyde gradually takes control of Jekyll, and starts killing people who stood in his way.
Actors Kyle Dean Massey and Bradley Dean play Jekyll.
Tickets cost 50,000 to 150,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1588-5212.
‘The Bridges of Madison County'
Chungmu Arts Center
Until June 18
"The Bridges of Madison County," a musical based on Robert James Waller's best-selling novel of the same name, will be staged at Chungmu Arts Center until June 18.
In Madison County, Iowa, lives an Italian-American woman, Francesca. She is married to a farmer and has two children, but feels lonely. One day, a photographer, Robert, visits her town to take pictures of the bridges in the area. As Francesca guides him to the bridges, they get irresistibly attracted to each other.
Actor Ok Joo-hyun plays Francesca, and Park Eun-tae plays Robert.
Tickets cost 50,000 to 140,000 won. For more information, visit caci.or.kr or call 1588-5212.
Until June 25
The musical "Dreamgirls" will be performed by its original Broadway cast at the Charlotte Theater from April 4 to June 25.
Aspiring to stardom, three African-American girls _ Deena, Lorrell, and Effie _ form a girl group, the Dreamettes. With the help of their ambitious manager, Curtis, the Dreamettes become backup singers of James Thunder Early, a famous R&B singer. While the Dreamettes gradually gain public attention, Curtis comes up with another plan that could bring huge trouble to the group.
Actors Bre Jackson and Brit West play Effie, Candice Marie Woods plays Deena, and Michelle Moris plays Lorrell.
Tickets cost 60,000 to 140,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1588-5212.
National Theater of Korea
April 27 to 29
The National Dance Company of Korea will present the dance performance, "Shigane Nai," at the National Theater of Korea from April 27 to 29.
"Shigane Nai" was choreographed by French dancer and choreographer Jose Montalvo. Inspired by traditional Korean dance, in which the dancers move while playing percussion instruments, he created dance moves that reflect the rhythmical and exciting sounds of percussion. This piece was premiered in 2016 at the National Theater of Korea. In the same year, it was also staged at the Chaillot National Theater of France, receiving wide acclaim from audiences in both Seoul and Paris.
Tickets cost 20,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 2280-4116
Near the New Hilltop Hotel in Nonhyeon, this club is notable for its stylish interior and elite clientele. The club offers a stage, lounge bar and dining area to satisfy any night out after work or on the weekend. It is near exit 4 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 516-8847.
Club Globe Lounge
Club Globe Lounge is famous among women looking for a place to throw birthday parties or enjoy a light dinner. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., it serves as a bar, changing into a club after 10 p.m. Every Thursday, Club Globe Lounge has a Happy Hour buffet for guests. Club Globe Lounge is located near the Hamilton Hotel by exit 2 of Itaewon Station, subway line 6. For more information, call (02) 792-1127.
Club Evans is a live jazz club that has served as a platform for emerging jazz artists for a decade. It operates jazz recording studios and a jazz academy as well, producing albums for many local jazz artists. Club Evans provides jazz concerts and leads music sessions every Monday and Tuesday. Club Evans is located near exit 1 of Sangsu Station, subway line 6. It opens at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit clubevans.com or call (02) 337-8361.
Once in a Blue Moon
Once in a Blue Moon is one of the best-known and well-established jazz clubs in the city. It features live jazz sets from two different bands every night, usually starting at 7:30 p.m. It is located between the Hakdong Intersection and Galleria Department Store in the district of Apgujeong. For more information, visit onceinabluemoon.co.kr or call (02) 549-5490.
Club Answer, chosen as one of the five hottest clubs in Seoul by CNN, provides a spacious interior and brilliant lighting system with entertaining DJs on stage nightly. Club Answer is in the classy area of Cheongdam, a district known to lead the party culture of Seoul. It is located near exit 13 of Cheongdam Station on subway line 7. For more information, call (02) 514-4311.
Club Double Eight
Opened in 2010, Club Double Eight takes clubbing to its heights. Located in Gangnam, it provides diverse hotel promotions and features weekend lineups with exuberant DJs. It is located near exit 1 of Sinsa Station on Line 3. For more information, call (02) 543-8803.