To be honest, I have not seen too many Broadway shows over the last three decades of life (yes, first world problems). A foreign friend even said to me, "you live in New York City! You're right there!". Perhaps it's just the few opportunities/thoughts to see a show or being the definition of a "starving artist" for most of my 20s. Whatever the reasons were, it's never to late to start getting some arts & culture in me.
I recently watched the Broadway musical "Allegiance", mainly because my friends want to go. I went in with no knowledge of the story line or expectations of how the night will end. Moments after the prologue, i was immediately hooked to the plot. One of the main character, Lea Salonga, was the voice of Princess Jasmine from Disney's Aladdin, which was extra wow factor next to George Takei. The story line revolved about a Japanese-American family who were relocated to a camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I loved the music and set transitions. After the show, I met a bunch of older women from Oregon crowding around the side door waiting for the casts to come out. They felt a personal connection to this show because most of them had family members who grew up in those camps. It's crazy to think what ignorance and fear can make a person or a nation do to another human being.
I never came up to any real conclusions to my thinking. The casts suddenly came out and I was just star-struck. Next on my hit list will be Aladdin or Hamilton.