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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 13, 2013

International Rock Singer Mig Ayesa Returns To Manila For 'Rock Of Ages' Repeat

DUE TO INSISTENT demand, the hit Atlantis Productions staging of “Rock of Ages” will have its repeat soon. Mig Ayesa, who originally performed in it on the Broadway stage, is reprising his role as rock star Stacee Jaxx (played by Tom Cruise in the film version). Mig burst into mainstream Filipino consciousness as one of the rock star finalists in Rockstar INXS. He has since gone to conquer the West End, Broadway and the world stage.

Now in the middle of the We Will Rock You World Tour, Mig takes a short trip to Manila when “Rock of Ages” returns to Manila for a limited run in July, along with Nyoy Volante, Vina Morales, Aiza Seguerra, Jett Pangan, Calvin Millado, Jamie Wilson, and Bibo Reyes.

“I am so spoiled in my role as Stacee Jaxx as his entrance on stage is quite awesome and getting to sing ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ again is a personal favorite moment of mine from the show,” says Mig. “And I look forward to working with the Manila cast again. Anything that Vina and Nyoy sing always makes me melt, and Aiza is a knock-out. Jett Pangan always cracks me up...the entire cast did such beautiful work on the show when we did it last year that it’s impossible to pick just one favorite moment with them. I just loved working with this amazing cast so much. We grew to love and respect each other and we became such a tight-knit family. I can't wait to be re-united with them anew."

This time, Rachel Alejandro will also join the cast as Justice Charlier and sing the popular Every Rose Has Its Thorn. Other songs in the hit musical are the well loved classic rock songs of the era like We Built This City, I Wanna Rock, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, and Don't Stop Believin'. It tells the story of Drew (Nyoy) and Sherrie (Vina), two young dreamers who meet on the Sunset Strip and find that sometimes, when your dreams get dashed, you end up with a gift far more precious than that which you set out to find. Directed by Chari Arespacochaga, it runs from July 12 to 28 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza, Makati. For details, call Atlantis Productions at 8927078.