Rap Musical ‘3 Stars and a Sun’ Puts the Spotlight to the Late Francis Magalona

After the runaway success of the musical-comedy “Rak of Aegis,” the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) leaps into the future with the apocalyptic, nationalistic “3 Stars and a Sun” featuring the songs popularized by the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona including the hits “Mga Kababayan,” “Kabataan para sa Kinabukasan,” and “Mga Praning.”

3 Stars and a Sun

In “3 Stars and a Sun,” set 70 years from now, Pinasland is covered by a “Stormdome” – a “geodesic sphere… custom-engineered to withstand hurricane-force winds and heavy loads of rain and other extreme weather,” thus making the country, or what’s left habitable of it, a virtual fallout shelter. The dome is covered by solar panels, there are hidden cameras everywhere and the underside is illuminated by LED lights.

For “3 Stars,” which is set to run until March 6 at Peta-Phinma Theater at the Peta Theater Center in Quezon City, the story revolves around two cliques in a corner of Pinasland the size of Quezon City. A petty fight between kids from developed Lumino City led by slacker Chino (Paolo Valenciano alternating with Gio Gahol) and those from rough Diliman City led by troublemaker Sol (Nicco Manalo and Gold Villar) exposes the immense problems simmering in Pinasland.

The cast includes Che Ramos-Cosio and Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Bodjie Pascua and Raffy Tejada, Giannina Ocampo and Justine Peña, Anna Luna and Jet Barrun, John Moran and Nar Cabico, Lee Viloria and EJ Pepito, Anj Heruela and Gab Pangilinan, and Jef Flores and Norbs Portales.

Completing the ensemble are Jason Barcial, Raflesia Bravo, Yesh Burce, Lance Busa, Roi Calilong, Gimbey dela Cruz, Nica Santiago and Ian Segarra.

The musical director is Myke Salomon, who won a Gawad Buhay! trophy for the same job in “Rak of Aegis.” Production design is by Gino Gonzales, lighting design by Shoko Matsumoto and Ian Torqueza, sound design by Teresa Barrozo and choreography by Delphine Buencamino.

For tickets, call 725-6244 or visit and CONVERSE Philippines is a proud sponsor of “3 Stars and a Sun”.

“3 Stars and a Sun” is brought to you by Converse.

[PETA Press Release]

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