Sentimental Journey: The Big Bands of World War II
July 11 – September 12, 2015
The National WWII Museum's own Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the great big bands of the WWII era. This romantic evening will feature classic hits like Sentimental Journey, Begin the Beguine, Stardust, Sing, Sing, Sing, Tuxedo Junction, and Take the A Train by bandleader greats such as Glenn Miller, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Duke Ellington. This amazing ensemble of talented New Orleans musicians will have you In The Mood to dance the night away!
The Victory Belles present Songs that Won the War
September 15 – November 25, 2015
The Victory Belles bring to life the songs that inspired the Allies to victory during World War II. This new Belles show features musical gems of the era such as White Cliffs of Dover, Harbor Lights, The Last Time I Saw Paris, La Vie En Rose, and I'll Be Seeing You, all sung in rich, three-part harmony. You may even find yourself dancing with one of our beautiful Belles!
Thanks for the Memories: Bob Hope and His All-Star Pacific Tour
September 18, 19, 20, 25, 27
October 23, 24, 25
November 6, 7, 8, 21, 22
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during WWII to entertain the troops. This lively reenactment takes you there as Bob Hope presents a bevy of beauties: Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Deanna Durbin, Carmen Miranda, and Frances Langford, bringing levity and music to war-zone islands during WWII. A talented cast of 14 including our Victory Swing Band perform many nostalgic gems such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Stormy Weather, I’ll Be Seeing You, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and, of course, Thanks for the Memories.
Jump, Jive, and Wail: The Music of Louis Prima
October 2 – November 29, 2015
Our Big Easy Award-winning tribute to the man they called the "The Wildest!" returns for a limited engagement. Jump, Jive, and Wail: The Music of Louis Prima celebrates a unique New Orleans talent who made an incomparable contribution to American popular music and entertainment. Enjoy such timeless Prima classics as Sing, Sing, Sing, Just a Gigolo, Oh Marie, That Old Black Magic, and Basin Street Blues.