U.S. Army Soldier Show Aug. 2 and 3 at EHS

By: News Release
By: News Release

FORT RUCKER, Ala. - The 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to the Wiregrass area Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the Enterprise Performing Arts Center, Enterprise High School.

The performances are free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

The theme is "Ready and Resilient" for this year's 75-minute song and dance production, which explores different music genres and cultures from around the world. The Soldiers who perform in the show are active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers who are amateur artists with a passion for music, dance and performing. The show is assembled in five weeks and tours for four months at military installations across the nation.

This year marks the modern Army Soldier Show’s 30th season. The modern version of the U.S. Army Soldier Show originated as an outgrowth of several shows existing in various Army commands, with Soldier talent selected from worldwide competition. The show has roots in Broadway theater as far back as 1917.

“Every American, military-affiliated or not, will be able to see themselves in the show," said Victor Hurtado, Soldier Show artistic director. "The show is very much about illustrating not only ways to get away and be resilient, but also illustrating overarching solutions to certain issues that are facing the military today, like [the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program], Gold Star, Blue Star and Survivor Outreach Services.”

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