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!
5th Annual Stage Door Idol
Tuesdays, July 8 – 29, 2014: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Are you the next Stage Door Idol? Compete for a headlining spot at The National WWII Museum! The 5th Annual competition will feature performances of the greatest hits of the war years for local celebrity judges. To audition, prepare a song that was written, recorded or is in the style of the 1940s. Be prepared to sing a capella at the audition times on June 16th or 17th. If selected, you will be invited to compete in one of four preliminary rounds in July. Winners of each preliminary round will compete in the finals on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The winner will receive a $1000 Cash Prize! Ages 17 and up.
All preliminary rounds and finals are open seating. Preliminary rounds: $5 at the door; Finals: $10 at the door. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 267.
Jump, Jive & Wail: The Music of Louis Prima
July 26 & 27, 2014
They called him "The Wildest" and "The King of Swing." His band and his stage shows were like no others. And, now, the Stage Door Canteen brings it all back in a Big Easy award-winning original show celebrating a unique New Orleans talent who made an incomparable contribution to popular music and stagecraft. Jump, Jive & Wail features a spectacular cast of ten who bring to life these legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance, with the non-stop energy that kept audiences cheering from New Orleans to New York, from Las Vegas to network television. Enjoy such timeless Prima classics as Sing! Sing! Sing!, Just a Gigolo, Oh Marie, That Old Black Magic, and Basin Street Blues. Add spectacular dining by the American Sector restaurant for the ultimate experience!
Swingin' at the Canteen with the Victory Big Band!
August 9, 16 & 23, 2014 | 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
Wednesdays, September 10 – November 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, The Andrews Sisters’ optimistic songs and exuberance made them the ideal morale boosters during WWII. The Victory Belles are proud to pay tribute to this talented trio who volunteered so much time entertaining our troops here and abroad! Add spectacular dining by the American Sector restaurant for the ultimate experience!
Thanks for the Memories: Bob Hope and His All-Star Pacific Tour
September 19, 20, 21, 26 & 28, 2014
We’re paying tribute to the incredible shows and stars Bob Hope took to war-zone islands during WWII, and you are there as a cast of 14 recreate Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, The Andrews Sisters, Deanna Durbin, Carmen Miranda, Frances Langford and Bob himself along with our Victory Swing band. Just imagine how thrilled our troops were when these stars performed such favorites as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, How About You, I’ll Be Seeing You, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and, of course, Thanks for the Memories. Add spectacular dining by the American Sector restaurant for the ultimate experience!