2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show inspires IMCOM dance party at Fort Sam Houston
April 26, 2012
SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 26, 2012) -- Soldiers from the 2012 Soldier Show gave an abbreviated performance of "Army Strong" to command staff and civilian employees in the east courtyard of the Installation Management Command headquarters at Fort Sam Houston this morning.
Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, wanted the entire organization to see the results of the hard work of the performers and crew before they embarked on their tour or U.S. and Pacific Rim installations.
While the formal 90-minute song-and-dance production is made for the theater, the singers and the songs are powerful enough face-to-face to inspire the good feelings associated with this show "by the Soldier, for the Soldier."
The audience of civilians and Soldiers celebrated with an encore dance party led by Ferriter. The smiles and ad hoc participation validated the quality of the show.
The weather was perfect on this sparkling San Antonio morning for the outdoor show to delight both performers and audience alike.
The troops will pack up the show, including theater costumes and sets and truck out on a five-month tour. They will perform over 60 shows in the U.S. including Hawaii and Japan starting in May at Fort Rucker, Ala.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Eustis, Va.; Fort Story, Va.; Fort Myer, Va.; Fort Hamilton, N.Y.; and Fort Drum, N.Y.
A full schedule is listed on http://www.armyEntertainment.net, along with other Army Entertainment events this season.