Kim Molina is new Aileen in ‘Rak of Aegis’

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Kim Molina goes from singing contests to the big stage

Kim Molina goes from singing contests to
the big staAlternating with break out star Aicelle Santos for the lead role Aileen in Rak of Aegis is Kim Molina, Senior Grand Champion Vocalist of the World in the 2009 World Championships of the Performing Arts.

After joining many singing contests, Kim took a step towards theater and audi–tioned for what would be her first production, Atlantis’ Tarzan. Kim intimates that there were many tears and lessons learned as it was a difficult transition to go from singing contests to theater.

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“Theater actors, different yong discipline nila, kahit sabihin mo na nagsi-singing contests ako, iba pa rin talaga.”

Even so, she is excited to be joining the comedy musical as she is no stranger to popular Pinoy birit-band Aegis having sung their songs even when she was little.

“Siyempre nong bata kapag gusto kang bumirit ng tatay mo, kung hindi Regine, eh ‘di Aegis!”

After being discovered by Aicelle Santos in Ghost the Musical where she played Louise Oda Mae’s younger sister, Kim now joins the Rak of Aegis cast in what she says will be her first lead role in a major production.

She shares that there is pressure on her now, to continue from Rak’s first successful run, “Coming from the first run, sobrang ganda diba? So at least mapantayan, that’s the pressure that I feel ngayon, the pressure to give whatever I could.”

Much like the character she plays, Kim is a loving daughter and a dreamer; she relates to Aileen’s hopes of making it big and helping her family.

Written by Liza Magtoto and directed by PETA artistic director Maribel Legarda, Rak of Aegis is a playlist of chart-topping Aegis hits—“Luha”, “Basang-basa sa Ulan” to name a few—arranged by musical director Myke Salomon.

This rerun also features new cast members, Abi Sulit, Gab Pangilinan, Gio Gahol as the new members of the ensemble, Jimmy Marquez as Jewel, Oj Mariano as Kiel, Arnell Ignacio as Fernan. The cast still includes members from the original run, Kalila Aguilos, Kakai Bautista, Neomi Gonzales, Jerald Napoles, Pepe Herrera, Myke Salomon, Poppert Bernadas, Nor Domingo, Julienne Mendoza, Ron Alfonso, Phillip Palmos, Gold Villar, Gimbey Dela Cruz, Jet Barrun, Paeng Sudayan, Carlon Matobato and John Moran.

Rak of Aegis continues to run at the PETA Phinma Theater until August 30, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For tickets, log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph, or call TicketWorld at 891-9999; or contact PETA at 725-6244 and email petatheater@gmail.com.

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