The Victory Belles present America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters
Now Thru August 19, 2015
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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.
Stage Door Idol 2015
June 14 – August 18, 2015
The National WWII Museum is seeking the most talented singers from across the region to compete for a headlining spot in the Museum's new BB's Stage Door Canteen. The five-week competition will feature performances of the greatest hits of the war years for celebrity judges. The public is also invited to attend and cast their vote.
Preliminary auditions will be held on Sunday, June 14, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Monday, June 15, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in BB's Stage Door Canteen. All contestants must attend a preliminary audition to advance to final rounds, and are asked to prepare a song that was written or recorded in the 40s. A Museum accompanist will be available but will require sheet music in the appropriate key. Contestants can also accompany themselves or sing a cappella. The competition is open to ages 17 and up. Preliminary auditions are not open to the public.
Finalists will receive an invitation to compete in one of four final rounds on July 14, July 21, July 28, and August 4, all from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in BB's Stage Door Canteen. The winner will be announced at the finale on August 18 and will win a $1,000 cash prize. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 267.
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 16 – 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.