Tuesday, July 16, 2024

HappeningPH Music Update! The Leading Women in Philippine Musical Theater Are Triple Threats

HappeningPH Music Update! The Leading Women in Philippine Musical Theater Are Triple Threats

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There are many who can sing, who can act, and who can dance. And there are exceptionally few who can do all three and more.

Triple Threats, the concert series produced by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, puts the spotlight on these multifaceted individuals in a concept concert. Each concert carries a unique narrative told through a curated selection of music and songs by the featured artist, allowing audiences to get glimpses of the different dimensions of these acclaimed figures in television, theatre, music, and film.

For this year’s edition, the Triple Threat Concert Series features the Leading Women of Philippine Musical Theater – Carla Guevara Laforteza, Shiela Valderrama Martinez, and Tanya Manalang Atadero.

CARLA GUEVARA LAFORTEZA

One of the strongest and most fearless stage performers in the Philippines, Carla Guevara Laforteza is a premier, multi-awarded leading lady and character actress. She has graced the international musical theatre scene with some of her most notable roles including Kim and Gigi in Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal Dreary Lane in London (1995-1997), and the Club singer and Flo Manero for the Asian tour of Saturday Night Fever (2015). She is also currently touring Asia as an official vocalist for Disney in Concert (2023-2025). Among her notable roles in local theatre include Joy in Ang Huling El Bimbo, for which she received the 2019 LEAF Award for Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and Kapitana Mary Jane in Rak of Aegis, for which she was awarded the GEM Award for Best Featured Artist. She is currently appearing as Edith and Rose in the new Ben&Ben Musical, One More Chance. Carla celebrates her 30th year in the industry.

With a sold-out show, witness her as she premieres this year’s series with Triple Threats I: A la Carlotta on July 25, 2024.

SHIELA VALDERRAMA-MARTINEZ

With an angelic voice and an equally angelic face, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez is the muse of the musical theatre stage. With an illustrious 30-year career in the industry, she is the recipient of LEAF Awards for Best Actress in a Musical, Awit Awards for Best New Female Recording Artist, and Aliw Awards for Excellence in Dramatic Performance. Among her most notable roles include Lily Dela Rosa in Binondo, a Tsinoy musical at the Theatre Solaire, Katherine Lyons in the critically acclaimed musical Dani Girl, Kapitana Mary Jane in Rak of Aegis, and the highly coveted role of Fosca in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion. More recently, she has performed at The Dream is a Wish Disney Orchestra Concert in Genting Malaysia.

Catch her grace the center stage on October 17, 2024, with Triple Threats II.

TANYA MANALANG-ATADERO

One of the most accomplished actresses on the musical theatre stage, Tanya Manalang-Atadero’s skills and talent have brought her the world over from New Manila, Quezon City, to the West End of London. Within her studded repertoire include roles such as Kim  in the West End revival of Miss Saigon, Liesl Von Trapp in the classic musical The Sound of Music, Carla in the Atlantis Production of In The Heights, Stacy King in All Out of Love, and Aileen in PETA Theater’s fifth season of Rak of Aegis, the latter two roles for which she had won Aliw Awards and GEMS Awards Best Actress in Musical, respectively. She is also currently part of the touring singing group The Jet Theaters, performing for events across Asia.

Don’t miss your chance to watch her close the curtains of this year’s series on December 12, 2024, with Triple Threats III.

Ticket prices are Php. 1,000 for standard tickets and Php. 1,500 for VIP tickets.

For updates on future productions and other programs of the CCP, you may follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.