Thanh Thanh Hiền (left) and Xuân Hinh perform at Xuân Phát Tài (Prosperous Spring) last year. Photo courtesy of Hoa Dương Entertainment Company
HÀ NỘI — A special performance of comedy, song and dance to welcome the New Year will take place in Hà Nội on December 28, gathering big names from across the country.
This year, the tenth edition of Xuân Phát Tài (Prosperous Spring) will feature Xuân Bắc, Tự Long, Quang Thắng, Vân Dung, Thanh Thanh Hiền and Xuân Hinh from the north, and Hoài Linh, Chí Tài and Trường Giang from the south.
Comedian Hinh, who has been dubbed the King of Comedy in the North, revealed that he and Hiền will tell a moving story that will make people laugh and cry.
“The show has been written for the New Year celebration, so it’s fun,” Hinh said. “However, it also sends messages about life and relationships, making the audience laugh and ponder and cry a little bit.”
The show will also feature singers who are famous at home and abroad such as Tuấn Vũ, Đàm Vĩnh Hưng, Minh Tuyết, Thanh Hà, Cẩm Ly, Tóc Tiên and Hoài Lâm.
With the theme Once in Youth, the programme has been written by Đinh Tiến Dũng, scriptwriter for television shows and comedies including Táo Quân (Year-end Rendezvous – Kitchen Gods) produced by Việt Nam Television.
“Ten years is a remarkable landmark for an entertainment show, it proves the position of Prosperous Spring among audiences,” said Dũng.
“We choose the theme to celebrate a decade of the programme, and to pay tribute to the staff and artists who have devoted themselves to the shows and offer a spiritual feast for the audiences when spring arrives,” he said.
“Prosperous Spring is for audiences of all ages, so it will reflect youth at different times. The songs you hear when you are young are the ones that stay with you for the rest of your life. Songs about youth, ambitions, dreams and love will be performed at the show.”
For the comedy part of the show, it will combine three pieces which tell stories of different periods including modern times and the subsidy period (1980s).
The programme will be directed by Trần Vi Mỹ and hosted by Thanh Bạch and Lý Nhã Kỳ with the participation of some 300 artists, instrumentalists and dancers.
The show will start at 7.30pm at the National Convention Centre, 1 Phạm Hùng Street, Hà Nội. VNS
Xuân Hinh (left) and Thanh Thanh Hiền at a press conference announcing the show yesterday in Hà Nội. VNS Photo Dương Đỗ