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Published on Aug 27, 2012
Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon) and Broadway's Michael K. Lee sing "The Mountain's Heart" in rehearsal for Allegiance - A New American Musical. The world premiere of Allegiance, also starring television and film icon George Takei ("Star Trek") and Broadway favorite Telly Leung (Godspell), runs at The Old Globe from Sept. 7 - Oct. 28, 2012. For tickets and information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.
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 (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) and his sister Kei (Lea Salonga) 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.
CAST: Michael K. Lee (Frankie Suzuki), Telly Leung (Sammy Kimura), Paolo Montalban (Mike Masaoka), Paul Nakauchi (Tatsuo Kimura), Lea Salonga (Kei Kimura), George Takei (Sam Kimura, Ojii-san) and Allie Trimm (Hannah Campbell) with Katie Boren, Jon Jon Briones, Geno Carr, Karl Josef Co, Marc de la Cruz, MaryAnn Hu, Brandon Joel Maier, Kürt Norby, Ann Sanders, Jill Townsend, Kay Trinidad and Scott Watanabe (Ensemble) and Jennifer Hubilla and Conrad Ricamora (Swings).
CREATIVE TEAM: Marc Acito (Book), Jay Kuo (Music, Lyrics and Book), Lorenzo Thione (Book), Stafford Arima (Director), Andrew Palermo (Choreography), Lynne Shankel (Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations), Laura Bergquist (Music Direction), Donyale Werle (Scenic Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Darrel Maloney (Projection Design), Jan Gist (Dialect Coach) Telsey + Company (Casting) and Anjee Nero (Stage Manager).