New Theater Workshop

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Performing Arts

Jul 200913
7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum Democracy Forum
111. N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles , California
United States

World-premiere reading presentation of selected scenes and songs from Allegiance, starring Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miz, Flower Drum Song) & George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes).

Music & Lyrics by Jay Kuo

Book by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione

Arrangements and Music & Vocal Direction by Frank Johnson

Allegiance is a new musical about love, loss and heroism during the Japanese American internment. This concert presentation of selected songs and scenes features actors “on-book” at music stands, without costumes, props or sets. This format permits attendees to listen to and appreciate the work’s potential in its purest and rawest form.

Also Starring: Mike Hagiwara (Manzanar), Michael Lee (Miss Saigon, Pacific Overtures), Jose Llana (Spelling Bee, Rent, Flower Drum Song); Jennifer Paz (Miss Saigon, Flower Drum Song), Enrico Rodriguez (Mamma Mia, Rent), James Snyder (Cry-Baby, Bare Cast Recording) and Tamlyn Tomita (Karate Kid II, Joy Luck Club, Heroes).


7:00 PM - Performance (Free Admission with RSVP)

8:30 PM - Wine Reception benefiting SFNTW ($50 tax-deductible donation)

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For more information on our plans for Broadway and how to get involved with this groundbreaking work, please contact us at
More information contact (415)812-4667



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