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Soldier Show cast, crew prepare to ‘Stand Strong’ while entertaining


(Photo by Robert Dozier)<br />The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's Army Entertainment division hosts 2014 Soldier Show rehearsals March 6 at Fort Sam Houston Theatre in San Antonio. The cast is expected to perform solo and ensemble musical numbers as well as dance in the production.<br />
(Photo by Robert Dozier)
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's Army Entertainment division hosts 2014 Soldier Show rehearsals March 6 at Fort Sam Houston Theatre in San Antonio. The cast is expected to perform solo and ensemble musical numbers as well as dance in the production.

Robert Dozier

Installation Management Command

SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Army Installation Management Command has selected 19 cast and two crew members to deliver the “Stand Strong” theme to garrisons starting April 11.
Army Entertainment, a division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Family and MWR Programs, made the selections through a weeklong process that includes live auditions, full military screening and fitness testing.
Cast members include Staff Sgt. Harrison Scurry, from Fort Drum, N.Y.; Staff Sgt. Lynnette Collier, Sgt. Amy Hargis, Spc. Darwin Crooks, Spc. Tierra Ducote, Spc. Copey Rice and Pfc. Diquan Sims from Fort Bragg, N.C.; Pfc. Bryan McNeil from Fort Campbell, Ky.; Sgt. Keith Beverly from Fort Polk, La.; Sgt. Tyrel Mays and Spc. Aurielle Polynice from Fort Hood, Texas; Spc. Andrew Cooper from Del Din, Italy; Spc. Abighail Mary from Camp Humphreys, Korea; Pfc. Kiari Mhoon from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; and Pvt. Kyra White from Camp Stanley, Korea.
Army Entertainment also welcomes cast members from the Army National Guard, including Staff Sgt. Duane Reno from Oregon; Spc. Amanda Spear from Indiana; Spc. Enjolee Williams from Texas; and Pfc. Melinda Douglas from New Jersey.
Cast members are Spc. Patrick Daly from Fort Irwin, Calif., and Spc. Christopher Roman from Ba-gram Airfield, Afghanistan.
The Soldier Show is a totally self-contained touring operation where the cast and crew travel to a select Army garrison location, unload their gear and set up for the show, and then entertain crowds, both military and civilian. After the show, the same cast and crew have the responsibility to break down and load up their gear for the next show.
This crew was selected not only for their ability to perform solo, but also their ability to entertain with musical instruments, work in ensemble dance numbers and inspire an audience from the stage.
This year’s production, “Stand Strong,” explores the foundational elements of what it is that instills the strength and character of our Soldiers and our Army, according to Tim Higdon, U.S. Army Entertainment producer and program manager.
As in the past, the cast and crew are selected to exemplify the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.
“The 2014 show will also honor the Army’s continued resilience and strength with its mission to effectively inform, educate and inspire our audiences to action,” Higdon said.
Army Entertainment is the official agency for producing and delivering diverse musical, unit entertainment activities, special events, touring shows, talent competitions and theater entertainment to Soldiers, Families, Civ- ilians and retirees at home and abroad.
All entertainment operations are headquartered at Fort Sam Houston Theatre in San Antonio, including the Soldier Show as well as Operation Rising Star and the Army Concert Series.
For more information about the U.S. Army Soldier Show and the entire tour schedule, visit www. armymwr.com.
For information about the U.S. Army Entertainment activities, go to http://www.ArmyEntertainment.net.





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