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MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

Address: 3F UNESCO Bldg., Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-739-8288
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Performances, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: "A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary lunacy-sliced and diced to percussive perfection." - Playbill, Minetta Lane Theatre-NANTA premiered in 1997 and is the longest running show in Korean history. This electrifying 90-min show, on the comically-charged efforts of four cooks who are tasked with preparing an entire wedding banquet in just one hour, is one of Korea's most popular musicals of all time. Since its first performance, this world famous non-verbal performance made a record of 20% above full capacity at the theatre driving the largest number of audience in Korean history.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator

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Calgary Alberta Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

What a great show!. We really enjoyed the humor and the energy of the show. Well worth the money, and a great way to spend a couple of hours away from the busy streets. The theater is pretty small and they are pretty loud so no need to spring for the more expensive seats. Just go ahead and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Want to watch a live cooking musical performance but afraid that you might not be able to understand because of language barrier? Fret not, because NANTA will be for you. The cooking musical is really interesting since they utilized real cooking appliances/utensils. Its cool to be able to see how creative they are in producing music with just pots and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The performance is a pretty even split between Stomp-esque percussion routines and cartoon slapstick. The humor is very childish and left me cold for the most part, but there were a few moments that made me chuckle. The more musical parts were far more entertaining for me. The whole thing was amusing, but it's a little hard to justify paying... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I am normally not a picky person when it comes to these types of attractions. For the price, I was expecting something that could rival the Blue Men. I was very disappointed in the overall performance because I didn't think it was well thought out. If you have $40 to spend on the cheapest ticket, and you had nothing better... More 

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a lot of fun coming for this show and we didn't feel disappointed at all.. We booked online from back home and just collected the tickets at the time we booked it for.. Outside the theater at the ticketing counters, you can deposit your shopping bags or winter jackets at the lockers so you don't have to lug... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was just okay, not necessarily worth the money unless you can find the discounts (a lot of opportunity to find discounts). My travel compainion really liked it, I thought it was quite cheesy and without a doubt would not spend time/money seeing it twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

What a great show, funny and skilled with audience participation. Good clean family fun and the audience enjoyed it very much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I expected a very surprising cooking act or story, but not like that.. a bit boring... part or the show was funny, but overall not so nice..

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have to admit, I went in with not very high expectations, fearing that it would just be some slapstick comedy with awkward laughter peppered throughout the show. I am glad that it turned out to be quite a hit, and for a non-verbal comedy to bring tummy aches and tears to my eyes I really have to give credit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We decided to watch the show after reading the good reviews here in Tripadvisor and I'm glad we made the right choice! The show was really entertaining and we burst out laughing a few times. Do not worry about language barrier because not a lot of speech is being made and its about about expressions and actions. Instead of shopping... More 

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