By LYNSIE DICKERSON
Gold Standard Staff Writer
The Solder Show returned to Fort Knox yesterday and Tuesday evenings at Waybur Theater as part of its 2013 tour. This year’s show, themed “Ready and Resilient,” marks 30 years of the Soldier Show.
The 75-minute song and dance production kicked off with a high-energy rendition of Calvin Harris’ “Let’s Go.” A variety of songs and music genres were covered, from Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” to Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” with show tunes, country, hip hop and patriotic songs in the mix as well.
Group performances, solos and skits explored different aspects of military life, including the points of view of the deployed Soldiers and the Family members back
home missing them. Also featured was SARGE, or Speech Activated Reconnaissance Gathering Entity; the Soldiers’ version of Siri. SARGE not
only helped the Soldiers send and receive texts and voicemails, but also provided facts about life in the military and aided in transitioning the performance from one scene to the next.
The Soldier Show, performed by twenty-two Soldiers stationed across the world and presented by the Installation Management Command and Family and MWR, was engaging and entertaining throughout the entire show and definitely worth seeing.