The Philippine Educational Theater Association’s “Rak of Aegis,” a musical-comedy production about a fictional urban-poor community coping with floods that features the songs of the iconic pop-rock band Aegis, grabbed the lead in the 1st/2nd-quarter citations of the 2014 Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, with 16 citations in the performance and technical categories.
By Dexter R. Matilla
There is something about Aegis’ music that resonates with Filipinos regardless of social class. There are those who may deem such music as bakya, but in theater, where the display of emotion is the driving force of every performance, how can one not feel for a lovelorn character drenched in the rain and bellowing out, well, what else, “Basang Basa sa Ulan”?
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Francisco Balagtas and Anton Chekhov will highlight the 47th season of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta), which opens in July. But first, pop-rock music will again serve as the clarion call, and then an international partnership will be launched. “The theme is different forms of adversities, different forms of people,” says Peta artistic [...]
By Denison Rey Dalupang
There’s no need for a Tolstoy, a Wilde or even a Hendrix quote to prove music’s ability to swallow a person whole.
By Walter Ang
Myke Salomon is able to break apart Celso Abenoja’s compositions for seminal rock band Aegis into fun and sometimes funny new arrangements in Philippine Educational Theater Association’s “Rak of Aegis,” which is running at Peta Theater Center until March 9.