ALEXANDRIA, Va. - For those who missed the December deadline for an audition in the 2008 U.S. Army Soldier Show, now is the time to contact director Tim Higdon.

Audition spaces are still available for the 2008 season.

Army Entertainment Division needs vocalists, dancers and technicians for the song-and-dance extravaganza. The cast and crew likely will consist of 12 vocalists, five dancers and six technicians - ranging from stage and costume managers to audio and light technicians.

"A lot of experience isn't necessarily required - just a willingness to work and a willingness to be a part of a team that has a unique mission," said Higdon, who has extended the application deadline to Feb. 10. "We hope to make the whole show very high-tempo and high-energy, with a lot of entertainment that people can get into and have a good time with."

Application instructions are available on the Internet at by clicking on Recreation & Leisure, Entertainment, and U.S. Army Soldier Show. For more details, contact Higdon at (703) 806-3698 or

Live auditions for the 2008 U.S. Army Soldier Show, which will tour Europe and installations across the United States, will begin Feb. 20. The show will open in late April.