A spellbinding cast led by singer-actress Rachel Alejandro and “Miss Saigon” alumna Carla Guevarra, with Lorenz Martinez and Noel Rayos, will set the musical stage on fire when “Monty Python’s Spamalot” debuts on July 28 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
The Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy Award-winning production is young theater company Upstart’s newest show. Joining the four thespians are seasoned veterans Domileo Espejo and Chino Veguillas; young up-and-comers Reb Atadero, Bibo Reyes and George Schulze; and talented newbies Roxy Aldiosa, Rachel Coates, Dean Rosen and Edrei Tan. A diverse group, believes Upstart founder and show co-director Joel Trinidad, will ensures an extremely rewarding work environment.
“Our cast is a great combination of veterans and newbies but everyone is immensely talented, regardless of their level of experience,” he says.
Co-director Nicky Triviño enthuses, “Everyone is learning from each other. It’s all very collaborative.”
The directors share they are always happy to discover new things—sight gags, ad-libs, and other comedic touches—during rehearsals, regardless of where they come from.
“If it’s funny, we incorporate it into the show,” Triviño shares.
“A big percentage of rehearsals is composed of all of us laughing uncontrollably,” concurs musical director Onyl Torres.
The musical is lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
The Philippine production of Monty Python’s Spamalot will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between July 28 and August 12 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.