Monday, June 3, 2013

Soldier song and dance at Fort McCoy

From Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office: The stage will be set for 22 soldiers from across the country to entertain the public at Fort McCoy with a 75-minute song and dance production themed "Ready and Resilient."

The free performance is July 11 at 6 p.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center. Doors open an hour before the show, and seating is on a first-come basis. Please be prepared to show a photo ID when at the main gate.

"Ready and Resilient" is a high-energy live musical production that showcases the talents of active-duty Soldiers selected by audition from throughout the Army. Soldiers first, they are artists who have a passion for music, dance and performing, with specialties ranging from information technology to combat medicine. The show is assembled and rehearsed five weeks for a four-month tour of military installations across the nation.

"Every American, military-affiliated or not, will be able to see themselves in the show," said Army Soldier Show Artistic Director Victor Hurtado. "The fact that the show is entertaining someone is already taking them away (from their mindset), but the messaging is going to inspire. We know they are coming to be entertained, but further, the content in the show is designed to hopefully be a time-released pool of inspiration."

For more information about the show, please call 877-864-4969 or visit

PHOTO CAPTION: A performance scene from the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show (U.S. Army photograph)