The Victory Belles present Spirit of America
Wednesdays, January 15 – August 27, 2014
Come salute the USA with the Victory Belles' newest red, white, and blue celebration! Featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book written by Great American composers including Hoagy Carmichael’s "Heart & Soul," Jerome Kern’s "Long Ago and Far Away," and Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne's "Time After Time" — plus folk, bluegrass, and patriotic classics such as "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," "This Land Is Your Land," "I’ll Be Seeing You," and "America the Beautiful," among many others, this uplifting musical revue will have you beaming with pride and patriotism. Includes spectacular dining by The American Sector restaurant for the ultimate experience!
Swingin' at the Canteen with the Victory Big Band!
August 23 & September 6, 2014
A sizzling new show by The National WWII Museum's own Victory Big Band! Trumpeter Jay Hagen leads this ensemble of top-flight New Orleans musicians in a cavalcade of swing-era hits, with music by Harry James, Ray Anthony, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Perez Prado and many others. Our beautiful Victory Belle, Courtney Boe, and handsome crooner, Clint Johnson, heat up the stage with songs by Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darin. Add spectacular dining by The American Sector restaurant for the ultimate experience!
The Victory Belles present America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters
September 10 – November 19, 2014
January 28 – June 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews Sisters epitomized the “we’re all in this together” spirit of the war years, and their optimistic songs and exuberance made them ideal morale boosters. The Victory Belles are proud to pay tribute to this talented trio, who volunteered so much time entertaining our troops here and abroad. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time, and Chattanooga Choo Choo, are just a few of the signature favorites you’ll hear in this upbeat Canteen salute.
Thanks for the Memories: Bob Hope and His All-Star Pacific Tour
September 19, 20, 21, 26 & 28, 2014
June 19 – 28, 2015
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during World War II to entertain the troops. This lively reenactment takes you there as Bob Hope presents Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, the Andrews Sisters, Deanna Durbin, Carmen Miranda, and Frances Langford, bringing levity and music to war-zone islands during WWII. A cast of 14 and our Victory Swing band perform Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, How About You, I’ll Be Seeing You, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and, of course, Thanks for the Memories.
The Mysterious Wisterias starring Ricky Graham
October 3 – November 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi spies as one-by-one they step up to the microphone, raise the roof, then drop dead. Is it murder . . . or is the crumbling Louisiana landmark really haunted? Either way, be warned ― you may die laughing! Local favorite Ricky Graham leads a cast of eight; the period score includes WWII-era gems such as I'll Never Smile Again, As Time Goes By, GI Jive, and I Wish I Were in Love Again.
The Rat Pack Now Tribute Show
November 7 – 9, 2014
Back by popular demand, The Rat Pack Now is a world-class Rat Pack tribute show recapturing the music, style, comedy, and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. The nonstop entertainment features classic musical hits such as Luck Be a Lady, The Lady is a Tramp, That’s Amoré, Mr. Bojangles, The Candy Man, and I Got the World on a String, among many others. Our incredible cast of crooners brings them all to life with the humor and panache of these legendary pals.
Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays
November 26 – December 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way as the Victory Belles (and a special guest!) take you to a nostalgic Winter Wonderland of vintage musical classics. We’ll celebrate the season with such delights as I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Santa Baby, Jingle Bells, I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, White Christmas, and a stocking-full more. The songs, the style, the spirit of the holidays – it's The National WWII Museum’s present to you!
Always . . . Patsy Cline
February 27 – April 5, 2015
This musical play, complete with down-home country humor, true emotion, and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy Cline's unforgettable hits. Hear Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Walking After Midnight . . . 27 songs in all. Inspired by the legendary country singer, who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash, this touching show takes its title from her own letters, which she signed affectionately "Love Always, Patsy."
On the Air: A Live Radio Broadcast Musical
April 10 – May 31, 2015
Dorothy has joined the Wacs and gone off to serve her country; Buddy and Betty Lou got hitched and are away on their honeymoon. But Frank and Melba are back "On the Air" along with two zany new characters in the return of our live on-stage "radio show"! A whole new show will be broadcasting live from the "studio" here at WSDC, featuring musical hits from the WWII era, comedy, and lots of exploding fun for our guests in the live studio audience.