Celebs laud Bea Alonzo for 'amazing' theater performance

After two decades in showbiz, seasoned actress Bea Alonzo was recently able to tick another item off her bucket list: Performing in a stage musical.

Of course, she couldn't be more excited about it.

Same with her colleagues in the entertainment scene, many of whom were only too quick to congratulate her for the feat.

Among them was actress Heart Evangelista who complimented Bea, commenting on her recent post: "you were amazing," using raising hands and heart emojis.

Singer-actress Julie Anne San Jose echoed the same, writing: "So gooooooddd (raising hands emoji)."

Miss Eco International 2018 Thia Thomalla also praised Bea.

"You were amazing last night!!! What a star!!, (grinning face with star eyes emojis)," her comment read.

Veteran thespian Agot Isidro reiterated how "proud" she is of her "sissy."

Same with seasoned singer-comedian Kakai Bautista, relating: "THE ELSAAAAAAAAAAAA MONTES!!!!!! (smiling face with heart-eyes emojis) I’m SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! @beaalonzo," while Kapuso artist Aicelle Santos said: "Yaaas Bea! So proud of you!"

Dimples Romana, Jeric Gonzales, and Yasmien Kurdi left clapping hands sign emojis in the comment section.

In the said post, Bea uploaded some behind-the-scenes photos of her "theater era."

She noted: "I truly enjoyed performing on stage last night for the first time with the best people in the industry. I greatly respect everything they do to preserve the Philippines’ culture and arts."

Recall that "Ang Larawan: The Concert" was staged over the weekend for free at Manila Metropolitan Theater.

Aside from Bea, the cast also includes Thia, Kakai, and Aicelle as with Jericho Rosales, Paulo Avelino, Nonie Buencamino, Rachel Alejandro, Karylle, Markki Stroem, and Kakki Teodoro.

Prior, Bea shared her two cents aboutthe project.

"Few days before the premiere of Contra Mundum (Ang Larawan concert). I had the rare opportunity of being able to go on a sitzprobe (rehearsing with an orchestra) together with the most talented stars of both theatre and film. I just sat there and allowed myself to get enthralled by the fantastic performances of these creative individuals. The theater is definitely a different ballgame, but I am honored that I was given the privilege to be on stage and give life to Elsa Montes. Even with just a cameo role and without any experience acting on stage (I’m so nervous!!), I couldn't pass on this opportunity to celebrate National Heritage Month and the National Artists behind this masterpiece on May 6. Hope to see you there!"