HCM City: New plays, music shows for Christmas, New Year’s Eve hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo courtesy of K Media)

HCM City (VNA) -  Art troupes and theatres in HCM City are offering new shows with a variety of interesting themes to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

Two new plays about women and love will be staged next week by the Cai Luong (reformed opera) Tran Huu Trang Theatre, one of the region’s leading traditional art troupes.

While Hoa Vuong Tinh Mong (Dreaming Love) features veteran actresses Tu Suong and Hong Tham, Hiu Hiu Gio Bac (Winter Wind) has attracted young talents My Hang and Quynh Huong.

Both plays will use sound and lights effects to dazzle audiences.

“We want to stage love stories because they are what audiences, particularly youngsters, want to hear in Christmas. We decided to use our most beautiful and talented actresses for these shows because they’ll help to light up the night,” said Quynh Mai, the female director of Hoa Vuong Tinh Mong.

The plays are being held on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and every Saturday and Sunday through January.

Like previous seasons, the young actors of the theatre will travel to rural districts to stage free performances at cultural centres during festival week. Shows based on historical events will be featured. For music fans, District 1’s Trong Dong Stage on Cach Mang Thang Tam Street will offer a special music and song programme called Noel Trang (White Noel) each night from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day.  

The event will attract music stars and bands, including pop idols Đông Nhi, Đàm Vinh Hung and Giang Hong Ngoc.

The music shows at the Youth Cultural House are well-known among local students and workers.

This season, the cultural house will stage two free outdoor programmes, Giang Sinh Yeu Thuong (Love in Christmas) and Mung Xuan Moi (Celebrating New Spring) at its theatre in District 1. 

Both shows, providing various songs, dances, circuses and comedies, will begin on Christmas Eve and at night the first day of the New Year festival. More than 15,000 people are expected to join the concerts.-VNA