Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
Pop singer Aicelle Santos sings karaoke hit song
BASANG BASA SA ULAN by Aegis band. Photo by cast
member Julienne Mendoza

RAK OF AEGIS runs from Friday, January 31 until Sunday, March 9 at PETA Theater Center (No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City).

Manila, Philippines, January 13, 2014--Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), the group behind recent theatrical hits "Care Divas" and "Bona," is back with a new musical comedy, "Rak of Aegis," which features the music catalog of multi-platinum rock band Aegis--musically rearranged for the stage by actor-musician Myke Salomon.

The show's lead stars Isay Alvarez-Seña, Robert Seña, Aicelle Santos, and Joan Bugcat, along with other cast members Poppert Bernadas, Ro Alfonso, Jet Barrun, Kakai Bautista, Gimbey Dela Cruz, Neomi Gonzales, Pepe Herrera, Carlon Matobato, Julienne Mendoza, John Moran, Jerald Napoles, Gie Onida, Phillip Palmos, Myke Salomon, Paeng Sudayan, and Gold Villar, performed musical excerpts from the show, e.g. "Hahanapin Ko," "Basang Basa sa Ulan," at a press event held Friday, January 10 at PETA Theater Center.

Cast member Julienne Mendoza shares his photos.

Created by PETA Artistic Director Maribel Legarda and Palanca Award-winning playwright Liza Magtoto, the musical comedy directs the audience's attention to the residents of the flooded village of Villa Venizia, especially 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 recent flooding in the Philippines, which apparently is beset by more than 20 major typhoons each year!

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
(R) Poppert Bernadas sings HAHANAPIN KO to Aicelle Santos.
Photo by Julienne Mendoza

Aileen's 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.

Besides Salomon, Legarda, and Magtoto, the production also involves Gio Gahol (choreography), Jonjon Villareal (lighting design), Mio Infante (production design), Carlo Pagunaling (costume design), Maco Custodio (shoe design), and Joan Pamintuan (accessory design).

Infante, who recently won Best Set Designer at the 2013 BroadwayWorld.com Awards for his work for Trumpets' new musical, "The Bluebird of Happiness," has created a semi-arena performance space, which features knee-deep floods, for the production.

"Rak of Aegis'" 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.

BroadwayWorld.com is an official online media partner.

Tickets are now available via ticketworld.com.ph, (632) 891-9999. For more information, contact PETA at (632) 725-6244 or 0917-5765400, petatheater@gmail.com or petatheater.com.

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Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
Poppert Bernadas, Aicelle Santos sing HAHANAPIN KO.

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
Cast perform a musical number from RAK OF AEGIS.

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
Cast perform a musical number from RAK OF AEGIS.

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
Poppert Bernadas, Aicelle Santos

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
Cast perform a musical number from RAK OF AEGIS.

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
(L) Isay Alvarez Sena, (R) Robert Sena

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
Cast perform BASANG BASA SA ULAN.

Photo Flash: RAK OF AEGIS Meets the Press
Aicelle Santos sings BASANG BASA SA ULAN.

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