Written by: Giorgia Ocampo Danga / Photos by: Christopher Cancio and Christian Haw, and Raffy Yllana for PETA
Dumaloy ang Luha ko habang Basang-basa sa Ulan dahil Sayang na Sayang, Minahal Kita, Sinta. Enough of the puns, good news, people! Rak is back!
Now on its sixth and possibly (hopefully not) final run, the hit Pinoy Rock Musical will have its run at The PETA Theater from June 20 to September 2, 2018.
You see, I’ve already watched Rak of Aegis. But I’m definitely watching it again! Here’s why:
5 Reasons Why I’m Watching Rak of Aegis Again
5. There’s a feast of talents.
Rak of Aegis is composed of a multi-talented set of actors. They’re hilarious, convincing, and their talents are jaw-dropping. Original cast members including Kim Molina, Jerald Napoles, Pepe Herrera, Kakai Bautista, and Isay Alvarez-Seña, among others will be reprising their roles.
Moreover, Barangay Venizia’s population is indeed growing. This year, they recruited new talents to join the ensemble. How? Through the Hu Got Talent: The Search For The Next Rakstar contest, a talent competition and audition for the lead roles of the production, and also a tribute to the character of Aileen.
4. It’s Filipino to its core.
Its storyline captures the heart of the audience as it touches themes relatable to the Filipino. It unpretentiously yet lightly touches issues on politics, economy, and the environment – truly an eye-opener. Moreover, it depicts the resilience and fighting spirit of Pinoys in times of crisis, and our grit towards achieving our dreams.
3. You can sing along (quietly) to timeless Aegis music.
How can you not know the line “Heto ako, basang basa sa ulan, walang masisilungan, walang makakapitan” or “Ang halik mo nami-miss ko, bakit iniwan mo ako?” or “Nananaginip ng gising, nakatulala sa hangin”. Yup, you just sang them in your head.
If you ask me who Aegis is with a puzzled face, I’d know you’re bluffing. Whether you admit it or not, if you’re Filipino, you know at least one Aegis song, and you actually enjoy belting their high notes during karaoke nights. Without a doubt, Aegis is a legend in the OPM scene. It’s amazing how PETA was able to weave their songs into a beautiful musical production.
2. The set design is aesthetically on point.
I’ve watched a few musical plays in my life and I can say that Rak of Aegis is the very definition of ‘bongga’. The Barangay Venizia stage occupies a huge amount of space and for a good reason. The set design gives justice to its story settin g- an urban barangay submerged in flood waters. It has waterworks that you can drink. Really, you might even be a lucky audience member to drink floodwater onstage! They even put fake trash and a boat for finishing touches. It’s visually stunning; see for yourself!
1. It never gets old.
The magic of Rak of Aegis is that it never loses its entertainment value. It’s something you’d watch over and over without getting ‘sawa’. Maybe it’s because they bring something new to the table in every run: new talents, tweaks in the script, additional songs. Or maybe because it really is just that good. The musical is an experience in itself; you’ll keep coming back.
What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now at TicketWorld before they run out!
Rak of Aegis