George Takei and Lea Salonga star in a new musical inspired by Takei's childhood, about a family recovering from the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. More…
Set during the Japanese American internment of World War II, this epic story of love, war, and heroism follows the Kimura family in the weeks and years following Pearl Harbor, as they are relocated from their farm in Salinas, California to the Heart Mountain internment camp in the rural plains of Wyoming.
See it if you are interested in seeing a wonderful cast telling a heartfelt story. A story which was inspired by true events during WWII.
Don't see it if you are looking for a glitz & glamour, an old school musical with huge dance numbers.
See it if you're interested in the subject matter and can tolerate some atrocious lyrics and uneven acting in order to see something ambitious.
Don't see it if you can't overcome its flaws to appreciate what works.
See it if you are interested in the history of Japanese Americans during World War II. I learned more about it during this show than I did in hs.
Don't see it if you are looking for a flawless musical. There are definitely some moments that are problematic.
See it if You are looking to understand more about the historical event and impact on Japanese Americans...also to be able to see Lea Salonga!
Don't see it if Political message theater is not your thing
See it if I learned a lot about the Japanese internment camps. The book and the story were interesting. Lea salanga is very talented.
Don't see it if The music and lyrics were pretty unsophisticated. I thought it should have been a play.
See it if you're interested in an interesting story and American history, you like George Takei or Lea Salonga
Don't see it if you're looking for a musical that breaks from convention. This is a by the numbers conventional musical, including the songs.
See it if If U want to see George Takei's Bdwy DEBUT then this is your last week to catch his scene-stealing perf. Underused Lea Salonga sings best.
Don't see it if If U r a Repub then the nearly all-Asian cast singing bout the USA's disservice to the 1st generation of Japanese immigrants won't convince
See it if In support of diversity and Asian American experience on stage and to witness Lea Salonga's return and George Takei's debut.
Don't see it if You want to miss an important rarely told tale about the Japanese internment during World war 2.
See it if You love the genre of musical theatre. The show is moving and very intense, but told with skill in the musical theatre genre.
Don't see it if You are looking for something more than standard. While the story is very important, the music and dance is very typical musical theatre.
See it if you are interested in shedding light on one of America's darkest turns in history.
Don't see it if the draw of a new work does not appeal to you.
See it if are you looking for a story based in history and want to see a few Broadway stars in the flesh.
Don't see it if want a "perfect" show - there are a few moments when it's not just right but it is a beautiful and emotional story.
See it if See it for george takei and Lea Salonga and Tony Leung. The cast tackles a tough topic through love and music
Don't see it if if you dont want to admit that the US history includes internment camps
See it if you want to see a heartbreakingly beautiful musical about the internment camps in America during World War II.
Don't see it if seeing a musical about a serious topic is a turn off for you, especially one concerning politics and war.
See it if you want to see a well-acted musical that shows an important time in history that no one should forget, lest we repeat our actions.
Don't see it if you don't want to feel things and/or are wearing non-waterproof eye makeup...
See it if you want to learn about an important part of history, and to see Takei, Salonga and Leung, who are solid. Clarke brings much-needed levity.
Don't see it if you want memorable songs with smart lyrics, or choreography that heightens the story in some way. The staging leaves much to be desired.
See it if If you like a great cast/star trek and relate to Japanese culture.
Don't see it if If you want to see a masterpiece instead of a weak production.
See it if You like history based plays. While none of the songs are really memorable---Lea Salonga (is great as always) & Telly Leung is amazing.
Don't see it if You don't like sad shows about real events. You want a "light" musical.
See it if You want to be deeply moved by an american story based on a piece of American history many would like to ignore.
Don't see it if you are looking for amazing music or dialogue.
See it if You want to support theatre trying to tell important stories and a large, talented Asian cast. Lea Salonga. George Takei.
Don't see it if Excluding Mike Masaoka not much of a history lesson. More like Titanic. Stepping stone to the show we deserve. Poor staging choices.