Artists from Việt Nam Drama Theatre in a new production entitled Cô Gái Và Chiếc Xe Máy (Girl and Motorbike). — Photo hanoimoi.com
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Drama Theatre is debuting its first musical drama in co-operation with South Korean Acsan Theatre in Hà Nội.
The 90-minute musical, entitled Cô Gái Và Chiếc Xe Máy (Girl and Motorbike), is based on a Korean script.
The script was penned by journalist Lee San and is inspired by his experiences in more than ten years living and working in Việt Nam. He is also editor-in-chief of the Hà Nội-based Korean Association Magazine.
"In Korea, musicals are very popular and diverse," said Park Nark Jong, Ascan Theatre Director.
"We hope that the co-operation between Việt Nam and Korea in this field will help introduce more musicals to the Vietnamese public."
The musical is directed by Hoàng Lâm Tùng, featuring numerous artists from both countries, including veterans Vietnamese People's Artist Việt Thắng; Meritorious Artist Phú Đôn and young artists Hồng Phúc and Khánh Linh.
Vietnamese artists will perform with support from opera singer Thu Trang; dancers Bùi Đức Kiên and Kim Na-rae. The music and guitar accompaniment are performed by Trang Công Vinh and Paul Yang.
Kim and Yang are from Korean leading entertainment Mabuentertainment Company. Yang’s musical pieces and visual effects promise to wow viewers.
"This is the first time Việt Nam Drama Theatre has co-operated with a Korean theatre," said artist Xuân Bắc, the theatre's director.
"The script by a Korean writer will be familiar to Vietnamese people. I hope the show will be a gift to our audience for the Lunar New Year."
The Ascan Theatre was established to promote culture and art co-operation and mutual understanding between people of Việt Nam and Korea.
Last year, the theatre debuted musical Xe Ôm which was performed by the Hà Nội Academy of Theatre and Cinema. — VNS