Allegiance – A New Americal Musical is now playing in San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre until Oct 28. It received a week extension due to it’s popularity. Lea Salonga plays a huge role along with Paolo Montalban. We saw it twice because it was THAT good! The whole cast gave such a great performance. Lea Salonga’s singing is out of this world. Allie Trimm, for being so young, really held her own. Telly Leung sang his heart out. I feel so fortunate to have been able to experience this musical. You’ll laugh, cry, and learn some history. Thank you to the creators, cast and crew for bringing this story into the lime light. We are excited to see it reach New York. Hopefully we’ll be able to see it there on the big stage.
Cast: Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, George Takei, Paolo Montalban, Micheal K. Lee, Paul Nakauchi, and Allie Trimm.
Here is a summary of the musical:
ALLEGIANCE – A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL is an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. Sixty years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a chance meeting forces WWII veteran Sam Kimura (television and film star George Takei) to remember his family’s relocation from their California farm to the Heart Mountain internment camp. As they struggle to adjust to their new home, Young Sam (Telly Leung – Godspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei (Lea Salonga, Tony Award winner for Miss Saigon) find themselves torn between loyalty to their family and allegiance to their country. With its moving score, ALLEGIANCE takes audiences on a journey into our nation’s history through the eyes of one American family.
Run time: Two hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
Pics below: Cheryl, Ray, and Aimee with Lea Salonga, Paolo Montalban and George Takei