State Theater of Musical Comedy after Hakob Paronyan
In 1942 the RA People's artists Shara Talyan, Aram Ter-Hovhannisyan, Artemy Ayvazyan, Tadevos Saryan, Hayk and Isabel Danzas, Eduard Hambartsumyan, Varduhi Shahsuvaryan, Aram Samvelyan founded the State Theater of Musical Comedy after Hakob Paronyan. The first director was Zaven Vardanyan, the first performance - operette «The king is having fun» by Roudolf Nelson (director – Tadevos Saryan, conductor – Raisa Sarkisova(Sargsyan).
The present art director of the theater is the RA People's artist Yervand Ghazanchyan, director – Karo Shahbazyan. The troupe consists of the RA People's Artist Svetlana Grigoryan, the RA Honoured artists Mariam Ghazanchyan, Boris Pepenyan, Kajazun Gyurjyan, Norayr Gevorgyan, Zaven Abrahamyan and others. The theater participated in the international festivals in the USA, Syria, Iran, Georgia and Yerevan and was awarded with 6 prizes.