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
May 19, June 12, July 15, and September 15
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.
Weekends, 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.
Dine & Dance with the Victory Swing Orchestra
Saturdays, July 8 – September 9
The National WWII Museum's own Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the great big bands of the WWII era. This amazing ensemble of talented New Orleans musicians will have you In the Mood to dance the night away!
Sundays, July 9 – August 27, 2017
Dance class: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Bands: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Now in its 12th season, Sunday Swing is a popular summer program featuring local swing bands and dance instructors. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 267.
Dancing with the Stars & Stripes
Preliminary rounds: July 11, 18, 25, and August 1
Finals: August 15
The Museum’s first swing dance competition will take place this summer in BB’s Stage Door Canteen! Teams will prepare a dance routine using any genre or style of swing. Dancers will compete in one of four preliminary rounds, and the winners of each will compete in the finale backed by the Victory Swing Orchestra. The winning couple will receive a $1,000 cash prize! For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 267.
America’s Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters
Wednesdays, September 13 – November 22
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances for troops here and abroad, the Andrews Sisters epitomized the “We’re all in this together” spirit of the war years. The Victory Belles are proud to honor this talented trio with an upbeat Canteen salute, featuring Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and many more signature favorites. Starring the talented Shelbie Mac as Patty Andrews!
Spencer Racca & The Victory Six
Weekends, September 16 – October 1
2016 Stage Door Idol winner Spencer Racca croons Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, and Dean Martin tunes with our popular Victory Six Swing Band. Catch him now before he becomes a star!
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.