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The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show is a high-energy, 90-minute live musical production that showcases the talents of Soldiers who were selected through a rigorous audition process from worldwide competition. It’s Army entertainment like you’ve never experienced before. It is a live Broadway-style performance featuring the Army’s best talent. The Soldiers participating are amateur artists who have a passion for music, dancing and performing that are Active-Duty, Reserve or National Guard Army.
They come from all military occupational specialties: combat arms, information technology, human resources, food services, signal systems support, petroleum supply, combat medicine, aircraft structural repair and other tactical units. The show is assembled in five weeks, spending months rehearsing and training before taking the show “on the road” for six months of touring from mid-April through mid- October. Even the backstage crew for the Soldier Show has a lengthy screening process, as the lighting and sound are also 100% Soldier managed.
The modern version of the U.S. Army Soldier Show originated in 1983 as an outgrowth of several shows existing in various Army commands. The motto, mission and philosophy of the show, “Entertainment for the Soldier, by the Soldier,” was established during WWI by Sgt. Beilin. He conceived and directed the first Army Soldier Show “Yip Yaphank,” which appeared on Broadway in 1918. The show was the reinvented during WWII on Broadway under the title “This is the Army,” which was written, directed and produced by Beilin.
The Soldier Show was selected to perform in New York’s Times Square in 2012 as part of Fleet Week. Every year, The Soldier Show has a complete tour schedule, appearing in venues throughout the country.
Want to see The Soldier Show? It’s FREE!
Thursday, May 28: 7:00PM
Lebanon Valley College Sports Center
Free Admission, Open to the Public and Family Friendly!
Doors open at 6:00PM; First Come First Serve Seating
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