By Compiled by JBM-HH Public AffairsJune 5, 2015
WASHINGTON - Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will host the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., June 9.
"The show is a song-and-dance production for the Soldier, by the Soldier," according to Sgt. Quentin Dorn, U.S. Army Entertainment production stage manager. "All of the Soldiers involved are amateurs that audition and go through eight weeks of rehearsal and training."
The musical tells the broad Army story over 75 minutes of song and touches on many issues faced by Soldiers from all wars including post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Quentin.
The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve" pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts during the Vietnam War. A Soldier from that battle, Patrick Stephenson, serves as narrator and weaves his "Soldier for Life" story throughout the program, according to an Army news release.
The show also features Soldiers enjoying the winter holiday season, ballet dancing, opera and other snippets of cultural diversity, according to the release.
The free show will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets, however, are required and available at the locations listed.
1295 Air Force Pentagon (Room 5E932)
Warner Theatre Box Office
513 13th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20004
Fort Belvoir Leisure Travel Services
10300 Taylor Road
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
228 McNair Road
Fort Meade Leisure Travel Services
2300 Wilson Street
Fort Detrick Leisure Travel Services
1520 Freedman Drive