4 Korean Performances (Musicals and Plays) to check out in January 2015 (1월의 고연)

If you’re visiting Seoul this month, be sure to spare some time to catch one of these! I may not know much Korean, but seriously, the price to watch one is so much lower in Seoul than back here in Sunny Singapore!


Location: Seoul Arts Center – CJ Towol Theater

Address: 서초구 남부순환로 2406, 서초3동, 서울특별시, 137-718

How to get there: Just take the subway and alight at Nambu Bus Terminal Station (Seoul Arts Center) Line 3

Showing till: 29th March 2015

Book tickets online here (You’d need to have an interpark account or get a Korean friend to help you order)

Highlights: A Broadway Musical adaptation of the movie “Once” featuring singer Yoon Do-Hyun.

One line summary: The moment of love remembered through music


2) MUSICAL  Gon The Busker

Location: ArKo Arts Theater

Address: 서울특별시 종로구 동숭길 3 (동숭동)

How to get there: Alight at Hyehwa station line 4 (Daehakno area)

Showing till: 11th January 2015 (No longer showing)

Highlights: First performance of buskers’ survival audition. Expect trumpet, mime, tap dancing performances.

One line summary: The fiery passion and love of youth musicians


3) MUSICAL  La Cage Aux Folles

Location: LG Arts Center

Address: 서울 강남구 논현로 508

How to get thereAlight at Yeoksam station Line 2

Showing till: 8th March 2015

Book tickets online

Highlights: Expect an eye dazzling performance of costumes and makeup (cross dressing too)

One line summary: A glamorous show”girl” group dance featuring men more beautiful than women


4) PLAY  Hobbies Room

Location: Daehagno Art One Theater Hall 2

Address:  서울특별시 종로구 동숭동 1-181 대학로 아트원씨어터

How to get there: Alight at Hyehwa station line 4

Showing till: 18th January 2014

Book tickets online

Highlights: An adult male’s hobbies all collected in a secret room. Manga style presentation challenging the depths of imagination

One line summary: The thrill of mystery deduction meets comedy