One Family, Indivisible

Inspired by the true life experience of its star George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story.

Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in the new Broadway musical: AllegianceComing to Los Angeles February 21 to April 1, 2018.


Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people.

An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei — (Star Trek, “Heroes”), who was himself an internee as a child, stars in this enthralling and epic new musical.

But as long-lost memories are unlocked, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and to recognize the redemptive power of love.

Listen to Higher performed by Lea Salonga

Tony Award®-winner Lea Salonga made her highly anticipated return to Broadway. In “Higher,” Lea’s character, Kei, recalls her own childhood in comparison to that of her brother, Sam. As the world around them pushes the two siblings in opposite directions, she questions how Sam could be so sure of his destiny while her own remains unclear. Her life has changed at a dangerous pace, but as a dutiful daughter playing mother has she also been playing it safe?

Making History on Broadway

In 1942, George Takei and his family were evicted from their home on Garnet Street in Los Angeles at gunpoint by the U.S. government. He was five years old. Relocated temporarily to a horse stable at Santa Anita racetrack, the Takeis were eventually incarcerated at Rohwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas. At Rohwer, George’s parents took a principled stand against an infamous questionnaire devised to determine the internees loyalties – a matter central to the story of Allegiance.

Because of their answer the Takeis and other internees deemed “disloyal” were relocated to a high-security camp in California, the Tule Lake Segregation Center. When they were at last permitted to return home George’s family lived on skid row, forced to rebuild their lives from nothing. Despite the injustices he and his family suffered, George harbors no resentment or anger. Each performance of Allegiance is a tribute to the fortitude of his family and to the 120,000 others like them who endured with inspirational grace and dignity.

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Getting tickets is easy.

ONLINE: Select Your Exact Seat Locations

BY PHONE at (213) 680-3700

IN PERSON at JACCC’s Aratani Theatre Box Office
Tuesday through Friday Noon to 5pm
and two hours before showtime.
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles CA90012

Groups of 10 or more enjoy substantial discounts.
You’ll save up to 25% off regular ticket prices for everyone.
Call JACCC’s Box Office (213) 680-3700

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Plan Your Visit

JACCC’s Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro St., downtown Los Angeles CA 90012
Between 2nd and 3rd Streets, in the heart of Little Tokyo, downtown L.A. Learn more about the historic 880-seat Aratani Theatre and its warm, intimate ambience.

Purchase exact seat locations online.

Contact the Box Office: 213-680-3700
Tuesday through Friday Noon to 5pm, and two hours prior to showtime

Easy Directions and Parking for the Aratani Theatre
The Aratani is centrally located with easy access from anywhere in L.A. Major parking garages surround the Aratani, all within one block.

EAST WEST PLAYERSLearn more about one of the most prominent theatre companies in Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, East West Players is the nation’s longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work.

JACCCFounded in 1971, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States.


GO LITTLE TOKYOHere is where you’ll find EVERYTHING going on all within a few short blocks of the Aratani Theatre.  Parking map of 15 nearby garages, walking tours, shopping, hotels, events

Restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Park once, dine and see Allegiance.

Little Tokyo Service CenterDiscover more about Little Tokyo

and the colorful Japanese American Community

If you visit the area often or this is your first time, you’ll find a vibrant Japanese-American cultural center in downtown Los Angeles.

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The Allegiance Broadway Cast Album features legendary actor and activist, George Takei – (Star Trek, “Heroes”),  Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, Katie Rose Clarke, and Michael K. Lee, as well as the entire Allegiance company.

Produced by Lynne Shankel and Joel Moss for Broadway Records/Yellow Sound

Featured Tracks

  • Wishes On The Wind
  • Do Not Fight The Storm
  • Gaman
  • What Makes A Man
  • Paradise
  • Higher
  • Our Time Now
  • Resist
  • Stronger Than Before
  • With You

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