Thursday, June 2, 2016

Rak of Aegis Returns for the Nth Time

Wazzup Pilipinas!

After a simple lunch with our sister here at home, the rains suddenly poured ! And then, we were quickly reminded that yes, indeed the all-time Pinoy rock musical Rak of Aegis is coming back to town in the next two weeks. Come rain or shine !!!!!

This is the 5th return of the musical and with 82 shows that the cast will deliver, you must not forget to include this treat of a lifetime. If the rumors are true that this is going to be the last, then all the more that you must not miss this !!!!! A new song will be added and some surprises are up in the air, as well.

Since it opened in 2014, we have seen this show for more than 10x already with different casts featured and we just couldn't forget this ouvre with the fabulous musical direction by Myke Salomon, written by Liza Magtoto and directed by Maribel Legarda.

We were hoping that a cast recording be produced to immortalize this neo-classic but due to licensing rights, we just have to contend watching many more shows for this fifth and final run. A commemorative book can or maybe produced but let's wait and see. That's the theater fan in me !!!!!

With over 20 awards and citations and a record feat of 206 shows, I am sure that you will not regret your time nor the bucks you will spare because you will come out of the theater happy, with a bigger smile and even prouder as a Pinoy and all the more unselfish to share to the world that an original Pinoy musical like Rak of Aegis simply said it all -- in song and dance and a narrative that is inherently ours with an unforgettable set design that you will like and love including the special effects like rain and flood. Very Manila !!!!!

What about the cast ? Of course, we will be there on opening night and many more nights and shout our loudest cheers of bravo as we watch our favorite actors reprise their roles as the colorful Villa Venizians --- Kapuso star Aicelle Santos, Kim Molina; Jerald Napoles, Pepe Herrera, Myke Salomon, Poppert Bernadas, OJ Mariano, Renz Verano, Loy Martinez, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Sweet Plantado, Kakai Bautista, Neomi Gonzales, Juliene Mendoza, Gilbert Onida, Jimi Marquez, Phi Palmos, Ron Alfonso, Carlon Matobato, Gio Gahol, John Moran, Paeng Sudayan, Roi Calilong, Gimbey Dela Cruz, Abi Sulit, Via Antonio, Gold Villar, Teetin Villanueva, Raflesia Bravo, Jet Barrun, and Gab Pangilinan.

The new cast members include: The Voice runner up Alisah Bonaobra, Tanya Manalang of Miss Saigon London 2015-16; actors Vince Lim (Kenny), Carla Laforteza (Mary Jane), Tricia Jimenez and Joann Co (alterating as Mary Jane) and Jon Santos (alternating as Fernan).

Rak of Aegis
June 17 - August. 28, 2016
PETA Theater Center

See you at the theater !!!!!

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