The World Premiere of ALLEGIANCE took place at The Old Globe theater in San Diego, from September 7th 2012, to October 21st 2012, with an official opening on September 19th 2012.
ALLEGIANCE 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.
- UT-SAN DIEGO: ‘Allegiance’ an affecting success. Old Globe’s smart, soulful, world-premiere musical shines
- North County Times: Allegiance Reviews: ‘Allegiance’ is moving, thought-provoking story of patriotism, loss
Allegiance Highlights features the following songs:
“Going Places” performed by Telly Leung, Lea Salonga and Ensemble
“Gaman” performed by Lea Salonga, Telly Leung and Ensemble
“Ishi Kara Ishi” performed by George Takei and Lea Salonga
“Higher” performed by Lea Salonga