Benj Manalo, the son of Jose Manalo, led the cast of Rak of Aegis during the press preview staged recently by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA).
The son of the GMA-7 comedian played a hilarious boatman named Tolits in this musical, which is now offering its fifth run.
Rak of Aegis features Aileen (played by Tanya Manalang during this preview). She is a promodizer with big dreams of raising her family from the knee-deep floods that have plagued their town for months.
This hit Filipino musical features songs from the iconic band Aegis, with songs such as “Luha” “Halik” and “Basang-basa sa Ulan” capturing the resilience of the residents of Villa Venizia.
Jon Santos is one of the new additions to this musical. The comedian is cast as Fernan, the developer of the subdivision who caused the flooding in the area.
(To learn more about Benj Manalo, click: Benj Manalo veers image away from dad Jose Manalo; hopes dad will watch him perform onstage)