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HCM CITY – HCM City theatres promise a variety of new and interesting shows this Valentine’s Day season to suit audiences of varying musical and dramatic tastes.
For music fans, the Women Cultural House in District 3 will offer a special music and song programme Xuân Yêu Thương (The Spring of Love) tonight.
Young singers Miu Lê and Tiên Tiên and pop band The Monster, among other performers, will appear at the show, accompanied by special sound and light effects.
The Youth & Culture House’s music shows are well known among local students and workers.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the house will stage two free programmes, Vũ Điệu Tình Yêu (Dance of Love) and Vòng Tay Yêu Thương (Embracing Arms), at its theatre on Phạm Ngọc Thạch St. in District 1.
Both shows provide songs, dances, circuses and comedies. Vũ Điệu Tình Yêu will begin at 8pm tonight, while Vòng Tay Yêu Thương will take place on two nights this weekend.
Many nightclubs and bars around the city also plan to introduce different entertainment programmes.
Fans of romantic tunes should head to the We Lounge in District 1 and to Vân’s in District 3. Audiences will enjoy love songs by famous composers, such as Ngọc Châu, Phó Đức Phương and Phạm Duy, every night from tonight to Sunday.
For more quiet selections, there are popular stages of 5B Theatre in Võ Văn Tần Street and Thế Giới Trẻ Theatre in Cống Quỳnh St.
5B Theatre is staging two new shows, Yêu (Love) and Thử Guốc Thử Lòng (Trying on Shoes to Find True Love), directed by veteran artists Thanh Thủy and Quốc Thảo.
The musical Yêu tells of a group of young women and men who meet and share stories about love. The show’s young actors will dance and sing popular Vietnamese and foreign songs in praise of love.
The comedy Thử Guốc Thử Lòng highlights youth and love. “Through our shows, audiences can laugh, but can also gain useful lessons,” said 5B Theatre art director Quốc Thảo.
The show will begin tonight and take place every night through February.
Thế Giới Trẻ’s new play, Ma Nữ Si Tình (Ghost in Love), will feature a love story between a schoolgirl and a ghost. Young actors such as Hoàng Phi, Khả Như and Anh Tú, who study at HCM City University of Theatre & Cinematography, will appear in the show.
Another option for laughs is the Trần Hữu Trang Theatre.”Like other theatres, we decided to stage comedies on Valentines’ Day to bring happy smiles to young couples,” said comedian and cải lương (reformed opera) actress Thanh Hằng.
Hằng said the theatre’s two-act comedies such as Thương Nhau Để Đó (Love in Mind) and Tía Tui (My Dad) were staged many times and still earn a good profit. – VNS