July 19, 2018, 4:00 am
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Carla Guevara-Laforteza thrilled to be part of ‘Spamalot’

CATCH the final performance of award-winning and acclaimed actress and singer Carla Guevara-Laforteza as The Lady of the Lake in the Philippine run of the Broadway hit “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” this August 12 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, in RCBC Plaza, Makati. 

With a prolific body of work which includes starring roles in the London production of “Miss Saigon” where she played the iconic roles of Kim and Gigi and “Saturday Night Fever,” which toured in Manila, Singapore, and Malaysia, as well as unforgettable roles in “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Bridges of Madison Country,” “Three Stars and The Sun,” and “Rak of Aegis” among many others, Carla is known for being one of the strongest vocalists and most fearless stage performers in the Philippines as she was recently honored with a much-deserved special ALIW award for her stellar theatrical work for the past 20 years. She was also recently tasked to be the official “Kim” audition vocalist at the Manila auditions in the search for the new cast of the international productions of “Miss Saigon.”

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” is a recipient of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and the highly coveted Tony Award for Best Musical, and its Philippine run is a production of Upstart Productions under the direction of Joel Trinidad and Nicky Trivino. This laugh-a-minute musicale spectacle is based on the film “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” and it tells a crazy version of the classic story of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail.

“I am so thrilled to be back in theater,” says Carla, who was part of the amazing ensemble cast of Gary Valenciano’s “Gary V Presents” concert series franchise, which recently had a sold-out season finale run at The Theatre At Solaire. “’Spamalot’ is the kind of production that I love – it’s out-of-this-world, super fun, and absolutely funny. I am also very excited because all my costumes are created by Francis Libiran and the wigs I’ll be using are specially designed for me by Lynelle Hair Fashion.” 

In between stage productions, Carla is busy with numerous television and film appearances as she is part of Star Magic’s roster of artists. Also a concert performer, she was handpicked to be a soloist at Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil’s “Do You Hear The People Sing” where she performed alongside theater superstars such as David Harris, Leo Valdez, and Lea Salonga with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga. Carla is also part of a fabulous all-girl group called Leading Ladies with two of the country’s top theater divas Cris Villonco and Shiela Valderrama-Martinez. 

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” also stars Rachel Alejandro, who alternated with Carla, and Lorenz Martinez. For tickets, call TicketWorld (891-9999) or +639173273209.  For updates, follow her on Twitter at @carlaguev and on Instagram at @carla4teza. 
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