Manila, PHILIPPINES — Having left audiences “weak with laughter” (The Independent UK) every-where from Australia to Hungary, from Serbia to Norway, from Japan to Ireland, and all over the United States and the United Kingdom, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is finally coming to the Philippines! This smash hit musical, which the New York Times calls “resplendently silly,” has received numerous accolades, including The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and the highly coveted Tony Award for Best Musical.
Starring multi-awarded actor/singer Rachel Alejandro, theater diva Carla Guevara-Laforteza (see profile below), and stage veteran Lorenz Martinez, among many others, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT tells a crazy version of the story of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. This “laff-a-minute show” (Theatermania) is based on the film MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, one of the funniest comedies of all time according to Total Film, ABC, Channel 4 UK, and many other authorities.
The Philippine production of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, which will feature several exclusive gowns by renowned designer Francis Libiran, will play a limited run: all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between July 28 and August 12 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati.
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ABOUT CARLA GUEVARA-LAFORTEZA
She was also part of the New International Touring company of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical (Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur) where she garnered a “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” Honorable Citation by BRAVO! Best Of Theatre 2015 for her performance as the Club Singer and as Flo Manero.
Her other International Musical Theatre credits include Kim/Gigi in MISS SAIGON at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London from 1995-1997, Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in AVENUE Q (Manila and Singapore) and Olive Ostrovsky in all 4 sold out runs of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Manila and Singapore).
Local productions with notable performances include PETA’s THREE STARS AND THE SUN as grand Vidame Inky wherin she was nominated as best featured actressnin a musical by the PhilStage GAWAD BUHAY Awards, and RAK OF AEGIS as Kapitana MaryJane. other memorable roles are The Dragon in SHREK the Musical, Alice Beineke in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Tuptim in THE KING AND I, Lucy Van Pelt in YOURE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, Emma in SONG AND DANCE, Maureen Johnson in RENT, Princess Sapphire in LITTLE MERMAID, Light in THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS, even earning a BroadwayWorld Philippines Best Featured Actress in a Musical nomination for her performance as Guido Contini’s mistress, Carla Albanese in NINE.
Aside from being an International theatrical performer and singer, Carla is also a host, commercial model, vocal arranger and costume stylist.