Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Choreographer and theatre director Tấn Lộc and his young staff will stage a musical drama for children at HCM City’s Bến Thành Theatre this week.
The production, Bé Chịu Chơi (We Are the World), which features songs, dances and colourful images, is about a group of girls and boys and their adventures they encounter in life.
It is directed by Lộc and his colleague, dramatic actress Thanh Thủy, who believes musical productions will soon dominate the industry.
“I wanted to create a musical play for children and acted by children. My play is built on both traditional and modern styles,” said Lộc, who has more than 15 years of experience in dance and theatre.
“We worked hard to make music, costumes, and light and sound effects. Our costume designers and specialists in visual effects have added realistic elements to the play through beautiful clothes, accessories and interior designs suited to the play’s theme,” he said.
Young audiences will be entertained by our new talents Thư Kỳ, Phương Trinh, Ngọc Phụng, who are between 7 and 14 years old and have skills in music, dance and singing.
They will perform with professional dancers and theatre actors such as Khắc Duy and Cát Tường.
“We want to promote and develop musical drama among young people, particularly children, who can learn new things about history, culture, music and theatre through our art,” said Lộc, who hopes musical dramas will make waves this year.
There will be a total of four shows on two days, October 14 and 15, at Bến Thành Theatre, 6 Mạc Đĩnh Chi Street in District 1. The show will then move to Hà Nội for four days, on October 21, 22, 28 and 29, at Âu Cơ Theatre in 8 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng Street, Ba Đình District. Tickets are available at box offices. — VNS