February 23, 2014
RAK of AEGIS: A Pinoy Rock Romantic Comedy Musical featuring the Songs of Aegis! (A Review) @PetaTheater
RAK OF AEGIS is a Pinoy Original Musical based on the music of Pinoy Rock Band, Aegis. The music is weaved into a story of resilience amidst calamities and the dream of making it big someday.
It's a musical a la Mamma Mia, with a cheesy love story and the songs of Aegis as the soundtrack.
I love its visually stimulating production and the romantic comedy storyline. The first half of the musical was solid. It established the story of the different characters and their flooding dilemma with vibrant Aegis music.
The second half though was dramatic and a bit dragging. I think it could have ended better with a different conclusion.
But overall, this is one heart-warming musical with iconic Aegis songs that can be turned into a modern movie about the Pinoy's resilience and love for music against all odds.
This is a must-see for all theater lovers. You can be proud of how our original Pinoy theater productions are evolving in Manila. :)
You can still catch the last two weekend shows of Rak of Aegis, which closes on March 9!
Here's a photo essay when we watched the show with the boys...
The musical production wasn't that loud and also kid-friendly.
The star-studded cast is led by Aileen's father Kiel (played by Robert Seña), who is on the brink of losing his job, as Barangay Captain Mary Jane (played by Isay Alvarez-Seña) plans to close her failing shoe factory.
It was very entertaining, complete with dance scenes...
Here's a video clip of the music from Rak of Aegis.
I like how they incorporated audience participation by bringing them to the stage as the tourists.
It needs a better ending though if it would be turned into a movie.
After Wicked, this is one show you should not fail to watch in Manila!
RAK OF AEGIS
About: The music of the legendary pop-rock band Aegis conquers the local theater scene as the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) closes its 46th Theater Season with "Rak of Aegis", a Pinoy rock comedy-musical featuring the songs of Aegis.
Location: The PETA Theater Center, No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.
Date: Fridays to Sundays, January 31 until March 9, 2014
Time: Friday and Saturday shows at 3:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and Sundays at 10:00 A.M and 3:00 P.M, except Feb 23 with shows at 10:00A.M and 8:00 P.M. and Mar 2 at 3:00 P.M. and 8:00PM.
Rak of Aegis Synopsis
A story of love, fame and resilience, the narrative revolves around the residents of the flooded village of Villa Venizia. At the center of the story is Aileen (Aicelle Santos alternating with Joan 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 baranggay 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" is a musical filled with 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 hit comedy musical "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).
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Tickets are now available via www.ticketworld.com.ph, +632 891-9999.
For more information contact PETA at +632 725-6244 or +63 917-5765400, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.petatheater.com.
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