June is approaching with a wide cultural offer for children throughout Hanoi on International Children's Day, which falls on June 1, and the Summer vacations.
The musical The Old Fisherman And the Shark will start this Summer with a series of performances for children. Inspired by the classic tale of the old fisherman and the goldfish, the musical promises to amuse child audiences.
Scriptwriter Dinh Tien Dung said audiences would recognize familiar characters from the classic tale and be surprised by many new factors.
|A scene in the musical The old fisherman and the shark. Photo courtesy of Rose Media|
During the 70-minute performance at the Friendship Cultural Labor Palace on May 30 and 31, the musical used modern music and lighting technology to recreate the world of aquarium fish, which is both vivid and enchanting.
It conveys to all audiences the human message that a dream can come true with hard work and positive living.
The harmony between emotional and educational values is skillfully expressed through humorous incidents and details, bringing a joyful time to the audience.
During June, Tuoi Tre (Youth) Theatre will premiere several shows and launch the "Summer of Love" project, which brings new and vibrant artistic experiences not only for young audiences but also to attract parents to the theatre to promote family and social bonding.
The musical "Bom's Dream" tells the story of Bom, a poor orphan eager to learn. Bom is bullied by a wealthy man (Phu Ong). With a kind heart and the help of good friends, Bom manages to teach Phu Ong a lesson about greed and malice.
|Bao Don Paradise Theme Park will host Icy Summer Festival with various activities. Photo: Bao Son|
The play depicts a peaceful, colorful village with songs, dances, and funny and humorous dialogues.
Another attraction is The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught It to Fly, based on the masterpiece by Chilean author Luis Sepulveda, directed by Dao Duy Anh.
Caught in an oil spill, a dying seagull scrambles ashore to lay her last egg and lands on a balcony where she meets Zorba, a big black cat from the port of Hamburg. The cat promises the seagull to take care of the egg, not to eat the chick once it hatches, and - most difficult of all - to teach the baby seagull to fly. Will Zorba and his friends keep their promise and give the adopted seagull, Lucky, the strength to discover her true power? It's a moving, uplifting, and life-enhancing story with a strong environmental theme.
The play brings a lesson about unlimited love between strangers, imbued with great human values, inspiring confidence and courage to face challenges through the message: "Only those who dare can fly".
Last but not least, in June, Bao Son Paradise Theme Park will host the Icy Summer Festival with activities based on Hawaiian culture: Moana's Treasure musical, Aloha Carnival, circus performances, and water puppetry. The feast combining Hawaiian dances, and circus acts, including aerial silk dance, spinning poles, acrobatics, and magic show... will be a meaningful treat for children.
In addition to the upcoming plays, the Summer of Love 2023 project will also introduce children to special works that have been performed recently, such as Blue Bird, Virus War, Swans, Then I will Grow up...