The musical drama Tấm Cám (Tấm and Cám), a production written by Hùng Lâm, will be restaged in a new version 20 years after its first release in HCM City.
The training curriculum for the art of cải lương (reformed opera) needs to be revised to attract more students, according to experts.
The HCM City Department of Performing Arts is working on a project to provide funding to theatres and drama troupes to release plays on YouTube as a way to bring the art closer to audiences.
Chợ Lớn (Big Market) Drama Stage, a newly-opened private theatre in HCM City, has closed as its investors are going to bankrupt due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Drama troupes in HCM City are focusing on attracting audiences and tourists by staging more musical productions.
French musician and singer Dorothée Hannequin, alias The Rodeo, and her team members will offer a special performance at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) in HCM City on February 22.
Ngô Lực, a painter and architect in HCM City, believes it is necessary “to open more art spaces in the city to deepen aesthetic appreciation and creativity among people, especially youth.”
Drama enthusiasts in HCM City have never had it so good. With eight new plays staged by seven theatres running two shows per day during the Lunar New Year or Tết festival, they are spoiled for choice.
Due to a shortage of skilled and professional writers, HCM City’s theatre industry lacks quality scripts that meet the demand of theatre-goers.