MANILA, Philippines — The homecoming of 2012 belonged to international rock star MiG Ayesa when he flew in to play Stacee Jaxx for the smash hit, sold-out run of Atlantis Productions’ ROCK OF AGES. The rock singer who burst into mainstream Filipino consciousness with his turn as one of the finalists in Rockstar INXS has 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 the Philippines to step into Stacee’s rockstar boots once again when ROCK OF AGES returns to Manila for a limited run in July.

“I am so spoiled as ‘Stacee Jaxx’ as his entrance is quite awesome and getting to sing WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE again is a personal favorite moment of mine from the show.  But anything that Vina and Nyoy sing always makes me melt, and Aiza is a knock-out. But then again, Jett Pangan always cracks me up…the entire cast did such beautiful work on the show its impossible to pick just one favorite moment,” says MiG.

MiG who will be joined by a stellar cast which includes Nyoy Volante, Vina Morales, Aiza Seguerra, Jett Pangan, Calvin Millado, Jamie Wilson, and Bibo Reyes among others continues to speak fondly of the rest of the cast. “I just loved working with this amazing cast and crew 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 again.” Rachel Alejandro will also join the cast as Justice Charlier and sing the popular EVERY ROSE HAS IT’S THORN.

ROCK OF AGES was the sold out smash hit of 2012 and the run enjoyed a riotous, sizzling reception from the audiences who trooped to the theater for the show.  MiG recalls,  “In some ways, even from the first day of rehearsals, I knew we had something special. The chemistry between us all just worked so well. I love this show, and have seen it work on the US Tour and on Broadway. However, the response to our production was even better than I had hoped. These experiences come very rarely and are always precious.”

ROCK OF AGES is a face melting joy ride back to the 80s featuring the well loved classic rock songs of the era like We Built This City, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, I Wanna Rock, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, and Don’t Stop Believin’. It tells the story of Drew and Sherrie, 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.  All that in a face-melting, laugh-a-minute rocking show!

Atlantis Productions’ ROCK OF AGES, directed by Chari Arespacochaga, runs from July 12 to 28 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza, Makati.  A limited number of shows are now available for show buying and fundraising opportunities. For details, call Atlantis Productions at 8927078.

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