Wednesdays, January 18 – June 28
The Vic-Tones, a dynamic male vocal trio with their own distinctive sound, are the newest addition to The National WWII Museum’s entertainment roster! These talented singers celebrate the music of the 1940s. Swing, big band, jazz, Latin, and country music dominated and defined this decade, and the Vic-Tones bring it all to life in BB’s Stage Door Canteen. You’ll swoon and swing to the harmonic vocal stylings of ageless classics like Chattanooga Choo Choo, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, Pistol Packin’ Mama, The Way You Look Tonight, and I’ll Be Seeing You, among many others.
The Victory Belles
February 2, 7, & 10
The Victory Belles are a delightful vocal trio performing the music of the 1940s, serenading audiences at The National WWII Museum and across the globe. The music of the 1940s brought hope and joy to our GIs and those on the Home Front alike—and the Victory Belles keep that tradition alive in rich, three-part harmony. Their repertoire includes all the treasured gems of the WWII era plus patriotic classics including a musical salute to each branch of the US armed forces.
A Sweetheart of a Valentine’s Show
February 11, 12, & 14
Join our Victory Swing Orchestra for a romantic dining-and-dancing salute to the golden era of big bands—a show sure to put you In the Mood for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day! This special show features dance-floor favorites from the1930s and 1940s including Moonlight Serenade, String of Pearls, Begin the Beguine, Sing, Sing, Sing, and Star Dust, among many others. Bring your Valentine to BB’s Stage Door Canteen for a nostalgic celebration of love. Make your reservations today!
March 23 – April 22
Neil Simon's award-winning comedy Biloxi Blues centers on the experiences of a young army recruit, Eugene Morris Jerome, during World War II. At basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi, Eugene is determined to use his army experiences to help his writing career, and keeps detailed memoirs about his experiences. Eugene and his fellow soldiers-in-training suffer under a hard-nosed drill sergeant, attempt to stomach the terrible army food served up in the mess hall, and bond over an adventure to visit the local prostitute. Along the way, Eugene is forced to learn about authority, danger, sex, assimilation, bigotry, homosexuality, and love. In the process, he discovers that life can be both ugly and tender.
May 5 – June 25
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue Ain't Misbehavin’. Join five performers on a journey through the timeless music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. You’ll be jumpin’ and jivin’ with memorable songs such as Honeysuckle Rose, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black and Blue, This Joint is Jumpin’, and I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling. One of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time, Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller.
The story of how Bob Hope gave levity and laughter to troops during one of the most brutal conflicts in human history is a crucial component of the history of the war—and a demonstration of how humanity can shine through in the darkest of times. The National WWII Museum is proud to have BB's Stage Door Canteen performances supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation. If you are a veteran of any war, you may be eligible for free show-only tickets to BB's Stage Door Canteen performances. Please call our box office at 504-528-1943 for more information.