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Theatre graduate popularises musicals among VN audience

VietNamNet Bridge – A fresh theatre graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Vietnamese director Nguyen Phi Phi Anh, returned to his home country in April to prepare for his latest Broadway musical-inspired project entitled Hope. 

Box Office: 'Ghostbusters' debuts to $46 million, 'Secret Life of Pets' tops charts

 Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" reboot has triggered intense debate over its decision to refashion the proton pack-wielding paranormal investigators as an all-female team.

Concert to feature piano ensembles

VietNamNet Bridge – “Furious & Lyrical,” which is among a series of concerts held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the HCMC Conservatory of Music, will take place on April 22 and feature piano ensemble works

“The Nutcracker” ballet comes back this weekend

Since its debut on the city stage in 2011, Nutcracker The ballet has become a popular early Christmas gift to audiences. This year, the show will take place at 8 p.m. at the Opera House in HCMC’s District 1 from November 27 to 29.

German, Vietnamese artists put on play

 VietNamNet Bridge – German director Dominik Gunther from Hamburg and puppeteers from Dresden are cooperating with the Ha Noi-based Youth Theatre to stage a play entitled Fisherman and a Golden Fish.

HCM City plays dwell on post-war battles

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City theatres are offering a variety of new and interesting shows on soldiers to suit audiences looking for serious topics.

Young audiences key to cheo's future

VietNamNet Bridge – Director of the Ha Noi Cheo Theatre, Trinh Thuy Mui, tells Thu Trang about several things she has tried and is trying in order to preserve and popularise the traditional opera, especially among the youth.

Breaking the mould

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Thi Thanh Tam was the first woman to play the dan bau in Vietnam and she has wowed audiences around the world with her musical gift.

Vietnam Idol show hits licence issues

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam Idol show-runners held auditions in HCM City on Monday, despite the Ministry of Information and Communications' decision last week not to air the show in April as scheduled.

Opera house performs Carmen for anniversary

 VietNamNet Bridge – The 140th anniversary celebration of Bizet's opera Carmen will be held at the HCM City Opera House next Sunday with a two-part performance, featuring excerpts from the opera and a ballet staged by P. A. Kim Quy.

Number of Vietnamese films rated for 16+ on the rise

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of movies rated for mature audiences has peaked since the institution of the rating system in Vietnam in 2007.

Reality shows struggle to retain viewers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Reality Television (RT) shows have been booming in Viet Nam, attracting excited audiences, but many people are now losing interest, despite these programmes following the format of their foreign counterparts.

Northern theatres fail to attract audiences

 VietNamNet Bridge – Most threatres in northern Vietnam have failed to attract audiences due to poor marketing, bad shows and a lack of good actors, experts said.