Sundays, July 10 – August 28
Dance lessons: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Live music: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing! Professional swing dancers will be on hand to provide coaching for dancers of all levels while local musicians play WWII-era hits.
Tickets are $10 per person; free for Museum Members. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival.
Wednesdays, September 14 – November 30
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 Stardust, Paper Doll, Swinging on a Star, Pistol Packin' Mama, That Old Black Magic, Besame Mucho, and The Way You Look Tonight, among many others.
Thanks for the Memories: Bob Hope and His All-Star Pacific Tour
Weekends, September 16 – October 2
Back by popular demand is this tribute to the incredible shows and stars Bob Hope took to war-zone islands during World War II. A cast of 14 recreates Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters, Deanna Durbin, Carmen Miranda, Lena Horne, 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, In the Mood, I'll Be Seeing You, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and, of course, Thanks for the Memories.
Pictures of Marilyn
Weekends, October 7 – November 27
In 1954, Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest stars in the world, but she still struggled to take complete control of her life and career. This captivating musical tracks Hollywood's most iconic beauty from her days as a WWII factory worker up to the triumphant establishment of Marilyn Monroe Productions. She overcomes the influences of lovers Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, the controlling grip of the studios, and her own anxieties to achieve her dream of true independence. Featuring a cast of eight and starring BB's Stage Door Canteen favorite Courtney Boe as Marilyn, this original production was written exclusively for The National WWII Museum.
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.