I don’t know what cave I have been hiding in the past months but only until someone posted a trailer of Rock of Ages film in my network did I actually find out that the musical is in the Philippines, with none other than MiG Ayesa in the lead.
Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, with a book by Chris D’Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey,Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe, among other well-known rock bands.
The show is noted for being more lighthearted and comedic than other shows on Broadway. During performance, the performers frequently break the “fourth wall”, directly addressing the audience and seemingly forgetting (or perhaps reminding the audience) that they are actors in a musical. (Source: Wikipedia)
MiG was last seen on the Broadway stage playing Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages, the role he will recreate for the highly-anticipated Manila staging that also stars Nyoy Volante, Vina Morales, Jett Pangan, Aiza Seguerra, Jinky Llamanzares, Calvin Millado, Jamie Wilson and Bibo Reyes.
For more info, check out the article that came out on Philippine Star and reposted on Atlantis Productions website: “Mig Ayesa: Excited Beyond Excited” where Mig answers questions, from the Rock of Ages musical to being a Filipino.
Also, more interestingly, check out MiG’s own blog at http://www.mig-music.com/fr_home.cfm