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'Allegiance' is a must-see for George Takei fans

Has any original “Star Trek” cast member had a more varied post-Enterprise career than George Takei? Perhaps his most unique project to date is the Broadway musical “Allegiance,” which comes to big screen at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Regal Elmwood Center (2001 Elmwood Ave.) and Regal Transit Center (6707 Transit Road).

While in recent years, the actor best known for his role as Sulu has co-starred in NBC’s “Heroes,” been the subject of an acclaimed documentary (“To Be Takei”), and occasionally served as announcer for “The Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM, “Allegiance” is something altogether more profound.

The show is inspired by Takei’s experiences during the Japanese American internment of World War II. He co-stars with Tony winner Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon”). It was a passion project for Takei, who has worked tirelessly to make sure that dark period of American history is not forgotten.

“Allegiance” closed on Broadway in February, and that makes this filmed performance a must-see for fans of Takei and lovers of musical theater. The screening will also feature behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

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