army has troupes to cheer up troops
Today, thanks in part to him, the army has a branch dedicated to hosting the army, this project --—
San Antonio United base-
Fort Sam Houston
The unit produces 150 performances a year for troops around the world and moved here two years ago.
Headquartered in the historical center, it is managed by a long-term staff of 15 civilians and 31 soldiers.
The facility, which dates back to the 1930 s, is the second cinema built by the army.
Renovated for $16.
9 million, entertainment branch a few years ago.
\"Take it as a complete
\"The blown theater, not the cinema, prevented the building from being neglected to be demolished,\" said historians . \" He wrote an early history of the position and served as a director until 2011.
He also took an active part in the preservation of the post.
\"In fact, it is more theater than ever before,\" he said . \".
\"This adaptive reuse or enhanced use saves a very neat, unique building for years to come.
The products of the Army Entertainment include the \"rising star Action\", which is the army\'s answer to the \"American Idol\" and the \"Soldier Show\", \"with all the annual musicals.
The soldier cast has all the fancy features of any touring drama production.
\"In most cases, at any given time, we have two different projects,\" said the producer/director of the project . \".
\"As we prepare for the summer concert series or other outreach events, the production of the Army soldier show overlaps.
When these are all over, we will increase the \"rising star Action \".
The 30 th anniversary of this year\'s soldier show began with two night shows on Friday and Saturday.
Army Entertainment also arranged rights for programs produced at 24 community theaters, including Samburg.
The motto of the program is for soldiers to entertain by soldiers.
Like soldiers see big
Higdon says, \"when an entertainer is your own, it means something different.
\"This is an idea that is at least as old as the army.
The origin of military entertainment dates back to the time when soldiers gathered by the bonfire to share stories, Higdon noted.
The modern version was officially launched in 1945.
Inspiration for \"America\"S.
Army soldier show \"go a little further. In 1918, Sgt.
Owen Berlin was asked to write a revue to raise money for the community building at the Camp Upton of the New York Post, which was stationed by the composer.
He came up with \"ye, ye, ye Hank\" which included the song \"Oh!
How much I hate getting up in the morning. ” (
Later appeared in the movies \"White Christmas\" and \"This is the Army. ”)
Every show ends with the song \"We\'re on our way to France,\" and the actors of Berlin\'s fellow soldiers will walk off the stage and walk out of the theater like they go overseas.
As it happens, that\'s why the show is over.
Soldiers needed to fight in World War I, so the show ended a month after the opening.
According to the actor\'s narrative project, many actors were immediately transported to France.
\"Leaves, leaves\" helped inspire \"America\"S.
Army soldier show
In the 2013 edition of God Bless America, there is even a bit of Berlin, one of his best works
It includes known songs.
Army Entertainment moved from Fort veterans to San Antonio.
On 2011, as part of the process of realigning and closing the base, Higdon said.
Not alone: all installation management commands-
Military entertainment including morale, welfare and entertainmentrelocated here.
Historian manguuso says bringing the army here adds another feather to the cap of Samburg. “The (
In the post)
Anywhere in America. S.
There are troops all over the world, \"he said.
\"No matter where the army is, the soldier show will travel.
We cover more of the world than before.
\"The Sam Houston Fort Theatre is proud of the Spanish Colonial Revival building and has been fixed with the goal of keeping the space open.
The hall is covered with plush pale yellow carpets with red flowers.
The wooden beams of the ceiling are decorated with painted decorations.
The second one has a wooden radiator cover inside.
Although the radiator itself was long gone, the floor hall.
In the auditorium, the seats are covered with elegant red interiors.
They look like people in their 30 s, but they are a little wider than the original seats to accommodate the width of contemporary derrieres.
Although there is an old one in the public area
The school is elegant and modern in the background.
The theater has topof-the-
Line sound and lighting, a complete clothing store, a recording studio and a dance studio, large enough to rehearse on a replica of the soldier\'s performance set.
The facilities of the theater are very busy. The “U. S.
Army soldier Show \"may be the biggest live event produced there, but from a logistical point of view, nineyear-
The old \"rising star Action\" is a greater effort.
It was a vocal competition that culminates in a series of live broadcasts from cable television, part of the Armed Forces Network.
The winner gets three hours of professional recordingsong demo.
For this year\'s soldier show, 15 actors will be on the road.
The tour is still developing;
So far, they will be on the road for 97 days to host 51 shows in 27 locations across the country, said producer/director Higdon.
In the past, the program also posted overseas. But belt-
He said the tightening of the federal budget forced it closer to home this year.
Any soldier who is well placed in the Army is eligible for a trial of two works.
Those who meet the standards are temporarily assigned to the Army for entertainment.
During that time, they were expected to keep up with their profession so that they could slide back into their unit when their entertainment barrier was over.
This is a very demanding schedule.
\"I don\'t think anyone understands how much work this is going to have,\" said Higdon, a veteran who attended the show three times while he was on duty.
\"They put about 18-hour days.
They sing every day.
They dance every day.
While everyone on the stage is a soldier, there are some civilians behind the scenes.
He often designs costumes for dance companies and Texas Fiesta, and is making about 30 costumes for soldier shows, including some movie costumes
The theme section refers to Disney movies such as The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins.
This is his second year of performance.
From the moment he walked into the fully equipped clothing store, he was impressed.
\"It\'s a bigger space than my job,\" says McGinnes, who works with SRO Associates Inc.
A design company.
SRO also helped with some design work, he said.
The Army strives to ensure that the show is in modern style and resonates with the audience.
This year, it will include the riff of the popular \"thrift store\" for Macklemore and Ryan lewis, which has been reworked to refer to the central distribution facility, where soldiers
The program will also involve sexual harassment training programs in the military.
Including the rendering of Aretha Franklin\'s \"thinking\" and \"treating her like a lady --
And will solve the dangers faced by soldiers in the order of \"take him home\" and \"empty chairs and empty tables\", two songs in the musical \"tragic world. ”Cpl.
A 28-year-old soldier performing alumnus will tour with this year\'s cast as a stage manager
Pass on the effect of the program to the audience.
Gino said a soldier came to him after the show and said he had been thinking about suicide but he changed his mind.
\"It shows you how powerful the show is and how important the mission is,\" he said . \".