What’s past is past but it’s not the last
We’re not alive to just remember.
When life has said to you:
Not a chance, but two.
Life has granted you a second chance.
[Music and lyrics by Jay Kuo]
Truly “we’re not alive to just remember,” yet we remember in order to extract meaning and lessons from the past. I found out about Allegiance back in 2010 when I heard the song “Second Chances” sung by Lea Salonga. Being a fan of musicals, I wanted to see the show in person. Thankfully, I got a chance to see Allegiance on Broadway in October 2015. I enjoyed the performance and I assume many of the audience members around me did as well based on the laughter and tears that they shed. I must say that Michael K. Lee’s portrayal of his character Frankie was the standout for me.