Apart from Figlia’s pride to providing the glass slippers designed by Figlia’s master shoemaker Joey Enriquez to Julia Abueva who breathed into the classical fairy tale princess, Cinderella; the company also salutes the stage actress for making it to the restaging of ‘Miss Saigon’ in West End as an understudy for Kim.
She will be alternating along with another Filipina, Tanya Manalang for the main Kim star Eva Noblezada. Noblezada will perform four times a week; while Abueva and Manalang take over the rest.
Abueva, 18, is from Singapore. She recently graduated from the Singapore American School and has performed in shows with Pangdemonium Productions, New Voice Company and Repertory Philippines.
On the other hand, the two Cinderellas were Karylle and Justine Peña.