The Home Reporter’s Denise Romano is inviting readers to commence their Memorial Day Weekend by catching a performance of the U.S. Army Soldier Show this Friday, May 25, at Bay Ridge’s own Fort Hamilton Army Base.
The show, called Army Strong, is free, open to the public and set to play at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday. Meant to coincide with Fleet Week 2012, it highlights the talents of active-duty soldiers in an entertaining way.
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This year’s show includes adaptations of songs by Lady Gaga and LMFAO, as well as tunes from the World War II era. It is designed to show the strength of soldiers and military families through current hit songs and spectacular choreography, costumes and visuals.
“Army Strong’s” five-month tour includes about 60 shows in 31 venues, including Hawaii and Japan.
Home Reporter spoke with New York City native and U.S. Army Specialist Genesis Rodriguez, who can’t wait to perform in front of a hometown crowd.
“It feels great to go home because it gives me an opportunity to show my family and friends what I enjoy doing – performing and singing,” he said.
Anyone planning on visiting Fort Hamilton to see the show must bring photo id, and remember that backpacks are not allowed. Please see the guards at either the Fort Hamilton Parkway and 101st Street or 7th Avenue entrance gates for directions to the theater.