PETA’S “RAK OF AEGIS” SEASON 7, A TRIBUTE TO OPM

Quezon City, Philippines – The iconic, Filipino musical phenomenon, Philippine Educational Theater Association’s Rak of Aegis makes a much-awaited return from July-September 2019 at the PETA Theater Center in partnership with Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and The PhilPop MusicFest Foundation (Philpop).

Since the show opened in 2014, Rak of Aegis has taken Manila, figuratively and literally, by storm! The original Pinoy musical brought one of the greatest OPM icons, The Aegis Band, to the spotlight by featuring their powerful hits and karaoke favorites “Halik,” “Sinta,” “Basang Basa sa Ulan,” and more.

Rak of Aegis was also one of the first Filipino productions which ushered in the trend of jukebox musicals, giving birth to a newfound appreciation for theater and original Pinoy music that crosses all boundaries of social class and age. Today, Rak of Aegis is the longest-running original Pinoy musical in contemporary Philippine theater.

This 2019, Rak of Aegis Season 7 is befittingly partnered with OPM and PhilPop “to celebrate and pay tribute to Philippine music, performances, and artistry”, according to PETA Executive Director Beng Cabangon. “Pinoy music speaks of our culture and identity as Filipinos. It encapsulates our dreams and continues to inspire us to love and hope,” she says.

“In partnering with OPM and Philpop, we wish not only to recognize our wealth of Filipino songs and talents, but also impart to the audience how music, theater, the arts can evoke our highest aspirations and bring out the best in our humanity.” The collaboration between PETA, OPM, and PhilPop brings in a new and exciting season for Rak of Aegis, as it now becomes a coming together of music and theater lovers, and avid fans of various OPM artists.

Rak of Aegis Season 7 is all about supporting music and art that is “sariling atin,” according to OPM President Ogie Alcasid when he watched the show in 2014. “A show like Rak of Aegis is an embodiment of what we have to do as Filipinos – suportahan, tangkilikin, at ipagbunyi po natin ang ating sariling musika,” he adds.

While Rak of Aegis remains to be a wildly entertaining and heartwarming piece of theater, six runs and 300+ shows later, Season 7 now brings something new to the table. New cast members including OPM artists will breathe life into the well-loved characters of the show. “We’ll have busking in the PETA lobby and have some OPM artists join in the play,” director Maribel Legarda also reveals. On top of that, she and Rak of Aegis musical director Myke Salomon will also enjoin the PhilPop Songwriting Boot Camp 2109 to share their expertise in creating original musical theater productions with Rak of Aegis as a case study.

So whether you’re watching for the first time, or watching again, Rak of Aegis will be another fresh experience and celebration for the Filipino. Its massive following proves that this timely tale of hope, resilience, and distinctly Filipino music tugs at the hearts of Pinoy audiences like no other. “The music and performances will always be something to look forward to,” director Maribel Legarda says. “When it’s there, you really learn to enjoy the humor and the heart and the music of it all.”

The stellar cast for Rak of Aegis Season 7 is a mix of mostly original cast members: Aicelle Santos and Kim Molina as Aileen; Isay Alvarez-Seña and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson as Mary Jane; Robert Seña and Renz Verano as Kiel; Kakai Bautista and Neomi Gonzales as Mercy, Jerald Napoles, Pepe Herrera and Joshua Bulot as Tolits; Myke Salomon, Poppert Bernadas and Vince Lim as Kenny; Ron Alfonso and Jimi Marquez as Jewel; Gie Onida as Fernan; Gimbey Dela Cruz, Abi Sulit, Gab Pangilinan, Gold Villar-Lim, Teetin Villanueva, John Moran, Gio Gahol, Paeng Sudayan, Roi Calilong and Carlon Matobato as ensemble. Joining them are last season’s new cast additions: Shaira Opsimar as Aileen, Rody Vera as Fernan and Matel Patayon as part of the ensemble.

PETA will also soon reveal the new OPM cast members which will for sure add another layer of excitement to the ever-growing Barangay Venezia. More importantly, Rak of Aegis Season 7 hopes to showcase our glorious repertoire of OPM music, showcasing the formidable talents of our theater actors, musicians and songwriters, while giving the audience a really good time!

Rak of Aegis runs from July 5 to September 29, 2019 at the PETA-Phinma Theater located at The PETA Theater Center, New Manila, Quezon City. For corporate partnership and showbuying inquires, contact PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at 725-6244 and 0917-539-1112.

SHOW DATE TIME CONTACT PERSON CONTACT NO.
July 05, 2019 (Friday) 8:00PM PETA 0927 603 5913
July 06, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Rey Bufi 0918 948 2590
July 06, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Karina Duarte, Leizl Soriano, Sharon Apostol, Vani Guzman 0915 731 4377, 0917 317 1266, 0917 866 3667, 0917 327 0370
July 07, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM Pamela Ovejas 0917 526 0534
July 07, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM Joy Ravana 0925 709 9997
July 12, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM Katherine Tuballa 0908 486 2615
July 13, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Babet Lati 0917 862 8571
July 13, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
July 14, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM Eps Abanilla 0917 529 6623
July 14, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM Gene Manaois 0917 773 3921
July 19, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
July 20, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
July 20, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Liza Madarang 0917 530 5924, 0918 904 3186
July 21, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM Gimbey dela Cruz 0998 999 7508
July 21, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM> Charito Ebalde 0917 860 7063
July 26, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM Roma Terucha 0917 626 2117; 891 1111; www.ticketworld.com.ph
July 27, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Alem Ang 0999 849 6000, 0917 790 9886
July 27, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM OPM 0905 317 0521
July 28, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM OPM 0905 317 0521
July 28, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM Cris Perez 0917 118 8007
August 02, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM Johnric Foronda 0917 169 0995
August 03, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Neomi Gonzales
August 03, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Happy Constantino 0917 621 2427
August 04, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
August 04, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
August 09, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM Jose Cortez, Carlo Santos, Cel Agapito 0917 805 3367, 0917 855 3856, 0915 575 6525
August 10, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
August 10, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Icee Po 0917 810 9668
August 11, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM Kiki Baento 0995 682 9678
August 11, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM Lotlot Bustamante 0908 896 4238
August 16, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM Celso Tagle, Timie Biola 0998 950 8991, 0926 697 9644, 0920 922 5345
August 17, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Immaculate Heart of Mary College Alumni Assoc 0917 808 4078, 0947 893 5059
August 17, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Erwin Navarro 0917 810 5999, 0918 399 0163
August 18, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM Hope Zambrano 0917 312 4673, 0928 202 9271
August 18, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
August 23, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
August 24, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM She Maala 0928 504 7408
August 24, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Phinma Foundation 0917 576 8751, 0917 593 8857
August 25, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
August 25, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
August 29, 2019 (Thursday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
August 30, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
August 31, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
August 31, 2019 (Saturday)
8:00 PM Rhoel Recheta 0917 880 9160
September 01, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM Gay Castro 0917 518 3654
September 01, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM Andrie Bañaga 0917 526 3743, 0947 337 1311, 0917 568 8469
September 05, 2019 (Thursday) 8:00 PM Matthew Alcala 0926 074 6234
September 06, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
September 07, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
September 07, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Jenki Fernando 0918 890 0512, 0917865 1777
September 08, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
September 08, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
September 12, 2019 (Thursday) 8:00 PM Joan Araneta 0922 922 0600
September 13, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM Ayrish Tuazon 0917 702 9827 869 3848 loc. 214
September 14, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
September 14, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
September 15, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM Eko Baquial 0915 734 7431; 891 1111; www.ticketworld.com.ph
September 15, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
September 19, 2019 (Thursday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
September 20, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM Garth Castañeda 0908 884 1821
September 21, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Eko Baquial 0915 734 7431; 891 1111; www.ticketworld.com.ph
September 21, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Eko Baquial 0915 734 7431; 891 1111; www.ticketworld.com.ph
September 22, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM Eko Baquial 0915 734 7431; 891 1111; www.ticketworld.com.ph
September 22, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
September 26, 2019 (Thursday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 603 5913
September 27, 2019 (Friday) 8:00 PM Ticketworld 891 1111; www.ticketworld.com.ph
September 28, 2019 (Saturday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
September 28, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
September 29, 2019 (Sunday) 3:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913
September 29, 2019 (Sunday) 8:00 PM PETA 0927 6035913

Show Dates

  • July 05-September 29, 2019
  • Thursday-Friday 8:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 3:00pm & 8:00pm

Venue

PETA Theater Center #5 Eymard Drive, Brgy. Kristong Hari New Manila, Quezon City