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MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT premiers in Manila this month!

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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.

The Cast of Upstart Production's MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
The Cast of Upstart Production’s MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT

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.

Get your tickets NOW by contact-ing TicketWorld at 8919999 or Upstart at 09178116156 or upstartprodutionsinc@gmail.com.

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ABOUT CARLA GUEVARA-LAFORTEZA

IMG_8249Known for being one of the strongest vocalists and most fearless stage performers in her home country, The Philippines, Carla is no stranger in giving nothing but the best performances, here and abroad. A recent Special ALIW Awardee for her theatrical work for the past 20 years, Carla was last seen on stage as the quirky Princess Winnifred in Ephesus Teatrons production of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS , as the Witch in Repertory Philippines’ Theatre for Young Audiences’ production of HANSEL AND GRETEL, and the ATEG / TEN BRIDGES production of the award winning broadway musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing the dual roles of Marian and Chiara.

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).

Ms. Carla Guevara-Laforteza
Ms. Carla Guevara-Laforteza

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.

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Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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