“Temptation of Wolf”:
Based on Guiyeoni’s 2004 novel of the same title, the musical “Temptation of Wolf” spiced up the story about high school students’ love and friendship with today’s hit songs by top idol groups like Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, and also ‘90s K-pop groups like S.E.S. and GOD. It features stars such as Ryeowook from Super Junior, Park Hyung-sik from ZE:A and singer Lim Jeong-hee. The musical runs through Oct. 23 at COEX Artium in Samsung-dong, southern Seoul. Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won. For more information, call (02) 738-8289 or visit wolf.i-pmc.co.kr.
A scene from the musical “Temptation of Wolf” (PMC)
The beloved songs from the movie Coyote Ugly, like “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” can be heard again, this time on stage. Though the musical’s setting is the bar Coyote Ugly 10 years since the movie’s success, the storyline is basically the same, starting with young singer-songwriter wannabe April’s arrival to the city. Luna of K-pop group f(x) shares the role of April with two other actresses. It runs through Aug. 15 at Kepco Art Center in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul. Tickets range from 50,000 won to 90,000 won. For more information, call 1577-1876 or visit www.coyoteugly.co.kr. “Guys and Dolls”:
Ok Ju-hyun, the most in-demand musical actress today, selected “Guys and Dolls” the popular romantic comedy musical based in 1929 New York, as her next show. She will be sharing the role of showgirl Adelaide with musical actor Kim Yeong-ju. Actor Jin Gu known for his impressive acting in both films and TV dramas, and musical actor Lee Yul will act as gambler Nathan. It runs through Sept. 18 at LG Art Center in Yeoksam-dong, southern Seoul. Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2005-0114 or visit www.guysanddolls.co.kr. “Organ in my Memory”:
Based on the 1999 Korean movie of the same title, the musical is back for a second run. It is directed by Oh Man-seok, a top musical and TV actor who in the production’s 2008 run played Mr. Kang Dong-su, a teacher in a country school with whom a girl with learning difficulties falls in love. Oh cast singer Tim and musical actor Kim Seung-dae to take the title role this time. It runs until Aug. 28 at HOAM Art Hall in Sunhwa-dong, central Seoul. Tickets range from 40,000 won to 60,000 won. For more information, visit www.musical-organ.co.kr. “Jack the Ripper”:
Based on the unsolved murder case in London in 1888, this popular musical is on its third run in Seoul. The star-studded cast includes Ahn Jae-wook, Lee Ji-hoon, Eom Gi-jun and Super Junior’s Seong-min in the role of Daniel, Shin Seong-woo and Lee Geon-myeong for the role of Jack and Yu Jun-sang for the role of Anderson. The musical runs through Aug. 14 at Chungmu Art Hall in Sindang-dong, central Seoul. Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won. For more information, call (02) 764-7858~9 or visit www.jacktheripper.co.kr.