Due to insistent public demand, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), together with award-winning creative content agency Indie.Go Media, ushers in the much-awaited comeback of its latest musical sensation, Rody Vera’s Walang Aray, an irreverent, side-splitting reimagining of Severino Reyes’ classic zarzuela Walang Sugat.

The all-original Filipino musical returns for a limited three-weekend run at the PETA Theater Center from October 6–22, 2023, promising to captivate audiences once again with its wonderful music and comedy gold.

A genius combination of Vera’s clever libretto, catchy pop tunes by Vince Lim, director Ian Segarra’s visceral storytelling, and Gio Gahol’s fun choreography, Walang Aray is a glorious farce, brought to life by a powerful ensemble, led by seasoned theater actors Gio Gahol and Marynor Madamesila, together with Shaira Opsimar and Jon Abella, playing the star-crossed lovers, Tenyong and Julia.

Walang Aray was chosen to launch PETA’s comeback and cap the company’s emerald year after waiting in the wings since its first laboratory performances in 2018 and 2019. PETA made an excellent choice, as Walang Aray closed its 41-show run with multiple sold-out shows, drawing audiences old and new with its unique brilliance and charm.

PETA believes that good comedy makes audiences think and reflect, and Walang Aray is exactly that: a story of revolution and romance, nationalism, and bravery, with a masterful weaving of camp, comedy, and satire. It tries to do what Walang Sugat has masterfully done in the past: look at present-day issues with humor and poke fun at age-old problems.

Apart from the sharp comedy and contemporary reflections, the highlight of the show is the crisp chemistry of the PETA Ensemble, which has been the heart and soul of many PETA productions.

Walang Aray’s returning cast includes Jarred Jaicten and Bene Manaois as Miguel, Kiki Baento as Monica, Carlon Matobato as Lucas, Norbs Portales and Csai Habla as Don Tadeo, Neomi Gonzales as Doña Juana, and John Moran as Padre Alfaro. They are joined by the equally memorable ensemble: Donn Boco, Gerard Dy, Yeyin Dela Cruz, Ada Tayao, and Ayla Garcia, who all shine in their multiple roles.

A feel-good musical romp that promises to surprise and leave audiences in stitches, Walang Aray is a rare, clever theater jewel that is not to be missed!

Tickets are available via TicketWorld.com.ph

For partnerships and show buying inquiries, contact Mitch Go at 0917-539-1112 or email PETA at petatheater@gmail.com. For more information about Walang Aray, follow PETA’s social media pages: @petatheater.

Show Dates

October 6-22, 2023


PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, Brgy. Kristong Hari, New Manila, Quezon City, Philippines


St. Joseph’s College, Quezon City. *free shuttle service to PETA available


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