PETA Stages New Musical RAK OF AEGIS, 1/31-3/9
Manila, Philippines, December 19, 2013--The music of Pinoy pop-rock band Aegis makes its Philippine theater debut as Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) closes its 46th theater season with "Rak of Aegis," a rock musical comedy featuring the songs of Aegis. Opening Friday, January 31 at the PETA Theater Center (No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City), "Rak of Aegis" will run for six weeks only, Friday to Sunday until Sunday, March 9, 2014.
The highly anticipated new musical will feature chart-topping songs of Aegis, such as "Luha," "Halik," "Sundot," "Christmas Bonus" and "Basang-basa sa Ulan," performed by a mix of talented theater artists led by Isay Alvarez-Seña ("Katy!"), Robert Seña ("Rama Hari"), Aicelle Santos ("Katy!") and Joan Bugcat ("Care Divas").
A story of love, fame and resilience, the show's narrative revolves around the residents of the flooded village of Villa Venizia. At the center of the story is Aileen (Santos alternating with Bugcat), a young mall "promodizer" caught in the web of finding love and seeking fame to support her family.
Aileen's family, like the other residents, is greatly affected by the flood. Her father Kiel is in the brink of losing his job as barangay captain Mary Jane (Isay Alvarez-Seña) plans to close her failing shoe factory. Knowing that her income will never be enough to make ends meet, Aileen decides to make a video of herself in the hopes of becoming the next YouTube sensation. Aileen's suitor Tolits (Jerald Napoles alternating with Pepe Herrera) posts the video online, unaware that it will put Villa Venizia under the spotlight and change their lives forever.
"Rak of Aegis" promises a visual spectacle showcasing the Pinoy's natural love for music and innate resilience in the face of calamity. The musical is created by the same women behind PETA's musical comedy "Care Divas," PETA Artistic Director Maribel Legarda and Palanca Award-winning writer Liza Magtoto, with musical arrangement and musical direction by actor-musician Myke Salomon.
"Rak of Aegis" also consists of a talented artistic team, which includes Gio Gahol (choreography), Jonjon Villareal (lighting design), Mio Infante (production design), Carlo Pagunaling (costume design), Maco Custodio (shoe design) and Joan Pamintuan (accessory design).
Friday and Saturday shows are at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., except Sunday, February 23 with shows at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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