Runs May 5May 22, 2022
Book By:Marc Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione
Music and Lyrics By:Jay Kuo
Approximate Running Time:2 hours and 15 minutes
Age Recommendation10 and up
Virtual Access:EXTENDED! On-demand 5/5 through 5/22
On-Demand Tickets:$20 per device
In-Person:No longer available

Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), ALLEGIANCE tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they are forced to leave their Salinas, California home following the events at Pearl Harbor, and join 120,000 other Japanese-Americans in internment camps dotted around America. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but 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.

Contact the box office if you hold reserved seats for canceled May 5-8 in-person performances.


Sam/Ojii-Chan: Ron Munekawa
Kei Kimura: Marah Sotelo
Sammy Kimura: Jomar Martinez
Tatsuo Kimura: Bryan Pangilinan
Frankie Suzuki: Chris Sotelo
Hannah Campbell: Corinna Laskin
Mike Masaoka: Doy Charnsupharindr
Ben Masaoka: Ethan Le
Dr. Hideo Tanaka: Joseph Alvarado
Natsumi Tanaka: Sharline Liu
Betsy Tanaka: Julia Wright
Bobby Tanaka: Brandon Gruber
Masato Maruyama: Edmond Kwong
Kaori Maruyama: Yoshi Humfeld
Tom Maruyama: Andrew Mo
Peggy Maruyama: Mai Abe
Johnny Goto: Romelo Urbi
Nan Goto: Cordelia Larsen
Private Evans/Knight, Big Band Singer, Victory Trio, and others:
 Justin Kerekes
Director Dillon, Recruiting Officer, Victory Trio, and others: Michael Hirsch

Director: Vinh Nguyen
Music Director: Benjamin Belew
Assistant Director & Choreographer: Nicole Tung
Stage Manager: Alyx Enanoria
Technical Director/Production Manager & Props Designer: Scott Ludwig
Production Coordinator: Lauren Howry
Set Designer: Skip Epperson
Lighting Designer: Edward Hunter
Costume Designer: Y. Sharon Peng
Sound Designer: Brandie Larkin
Sound Supervisor: Jeff Grafton
Dialect Coach & Cultural Consultant: Patrick Chew
Film Videographer: John Parenica

Allegiance is supported in part by a grant from the JA Community Foundation

Virtual on-demand

The performance was filmed on Opening Night before a live audience. The show is available for online viewing on-demand from the Palo Alto Players website.

  • $20 to watch anytime from 5/5 at 12:01am through 5/22 at 11:59pm PT
  • Click on  any “GET TICKETS” calendar date from 5/5 to 5/22 and choose “Buy On-Demand Access”
  • On-demand E-tickets will include a link to a password-protected webpage where the video will be screened. On-demand tickets are non-transferrable and cannot be shared.
  • You can pause, rewind and rewatch the video as many times as you’d like through 5/22/22 at 11:59pm PT
  • Closed captioning is available for on-demand viewers
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