Rak of Aegis Season 6: What's New in Barangay Venizia?

Rak is back mga ka-baranggay!!!

Oh yes! The very successful all-Filipino musical, Rak of Aegis, is going back onstage for their sixth re-run. If you have not seen at least one show from the past five seasons, you should know that you're missing the fun! They wouldn't reach this far and people wouldn't be asking for more if it's just nothing, right? 



Just like the lead character in the musical, Aileen, there are so many talented Filipinos that are aspiring to pursue their dreams and be successful in the entertainment world. We have so much reality shows on TV and everyday, we discover great talents that are truly world-class. 



As they prepare for yet another much-anticipated re-run this year, the people behind Rak has thought of a brilliant idea. Why not make the story of Aileen a reality? Months ago, PETA has launched an online reality search for new talents who will be joining this year's run of the musical. Dubbed as Hu Got Talent: The Search for the Next Rakstar, hundreds of hopefuls submitted their video entries and the lucky Top 20 underwent intensive workshop where they experienced how it is to be part of "Rak".



The list was further trimmed down and the Lucky 9 who will be joining the cast were finally introduced during the press launch held last May 22 in PETA Theater Center.

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Let's meet and get to know the new cast members of Rak of Aegis:


SHAIRA OPSIMAR, Aileen





Role: Aileen
Theater Experiences: The King and I, Grease, The Sound of Music
Trivia: Shaira joined The Voice and the Philippines Season 2 and she's also a multi-medalist and division winner in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA)


Princess Vire, Aileen




Role: Aileen
Theater Experiences: Into The Woods, Annie
Trivia: Princess is a multi-medalist and division winner in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), and was a contender at It's Showtime's Tawag ng Tanghalan.




Kent Pontivedra, Tolits




Role: Tolits
Theater Experiences: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Coat
Trivia: Kent is considered as a real life Tolits. He's a graduate of Tourism Management from the International School of HRM School System while working as a Stock Clerk in SM and Sales Specialist for WOW Videoke. He has also joined quite a number of local competitions including Eat Bulaga's Just Duet, It's Showtime's Tawag ng Tanghalan, and Century Tuna Superbods Ageless.

Adrian Lindayag, Jewel


Role: Jewel
Theater Experiences: Rent
Trivia: Adrian was part of GMA 7's "Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman" from 2013 to 2016 and guested in GMA's "Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy". He also worked as a full time celebrity stylist in 2016.

Remus Villanueva, Kenny

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Role: Kenny
Theater Experiences: Aurelio Sedisyoso, Solomon
Trivia: Remus has been doing theater since 2008. He's also a Theater Arts Moderator in Bloomfield Academy in Las Pinas, and a Theater Arts Program Head in Bulacan State University's College of Arts and Letters.




Marielle Mamaclay, Ensemble




Role: Ensemble
Theater Experiences: The Sound of Music
Trivia: Marielle is the band leader of the all-Filipino Pop Vocal Group, 5th Gen, and is also a mentor for the Euro Talent Festival Team Philippines. She's also bagged the Senior Grand Champion Vocalist and Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World awards at the prestigious World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA).

Gil "Chamyto" Aguedan, Ensemble




Role: Ensemble
Theater Experiences: -
Trivia: Gil worked as a Gondolier at the Venetian Macau Hotel from 2012 to 2016. He's also appeared in GMA shows "Karelasyon" and "Wagas", and in the online series "Finding Clickton".

Matel Patayon, Ensemble




Role: Ensemble
Theater Experiences: Himala: Isang Musikal, Sakuntala: Ang Singsing ng Kapalaran
Trivia: Matel is a Comm Arts graduate from UP Los Banos. She earned an honorable mention for Best Actress citation from Gibbs Cadiz of Inquirer for her role in Sakuntala. She also voiced Suzy in ABS-CBN's "I Am Not A Robot".

Crystal Paras, Ensemble





Role: Ensemble
Theater Experiences: Performed in various theater companies like Repertory Philippines, Atlantis Productions, and Trumpets
Trivia: Crystal previously joined Eat Bulaga's Music Hero - Vocal. Aged 20, she's also the youngest addition to the "Rak of Aegis" cast.




Rak of Aegis Season 6 Sneak Peek


To get you even more excited, the cast has prepared a sneak peek of what to expect in their upcoming shows. Check out these videos from my Youtube Channel:









Rak of Aegis Season 6 Show Details


Rak of Aegis will run from June 20 to September 2, 2018 at the PETA Theater Center with shows on Wednesdays to Fridays (8PM) and Saturdays to Sundays (3PM and 8PM). For tickets, you may contact PETA at 725-6244 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.






CAST

Aileen - Kim Molina, Shaira Opsimar, Princess Vire
Mary Jane - Shiela Valderrama - Martinez, Carla Guevarra - Laforteza, Isay Alvarez - Sena, Sweet Plantado - Tiongson
Kiel - OJ Mariano, Lorenz Martinez, Robert Sena, Renz Verano
Mercy - Kakai Bautista, Joann Co, Neomi Gonzales
Kenny - Poppert Bernadas, Vince Lim, Myke Salomon, Remus Villanueva
Tolits - Joshua Bulot, Pepe Herrera, Jerald Napoles, Kent Pontivedra
Jewel - Ron Alfonso, Jimmy Marquez, Phi Palmos, Adrian Lindayag
Fernan - Juliene Mendoza, Gie Onida, Rody Vera
Ensemble - Gimbey dela Cruz, Marielle Mamaclay, Gab Pangilinan, Crystal Paras, Matel Patayon, Abi Sulit, Teetin Villanueva, Gold Villar-Lim, Gil Aguedan, Roi Calilong, Gio Gahol, Carlon Matobato, John Moran, Paeng Sudayan, Adrian Lindayag

ARTISTIC STAFF

Written by Liza Magtoto
Directed by Maribel Legarda
Musical Direction and Arrangement by Myke Salomon
Choreography by Gio Gahol
Set Design by Mio Infante
Lights Design by JonJon Villareal
Costume Design by Carlo Pagunaling
Shoe Design by Maco Custodio






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Edward Santos

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