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Special Event Entertainment

Bring 1940s-style entertainment to your event!

The National WWII Museum adds a unique dimension to special events with timeless 1940s-style entertainment! The Victory Belles, our charming vocal trio, delights visitors and often performs with our signature musical groups—The Victory Swing Orchestra, The Victory Six and The Victory Trio. These talented professionals help keep America’s magical musical history alive, celebrating this unique era and making any event all the more special.

The Victory Belles

The Victory Belles are a delightful vocal trio who have serenaded audiences around the world! Their repertoire includes all the treasured gems of the WWII era, plus patriotic classics, including a musical salute to each branch of the US armed forces.

 

Performances consist of two 20-minute shows, three 15-minute shows, or one show up to one hour, with or without costume changes depending on venue.

Glamour Girls & Guys

Welcome guests, assist with directions and provide photo opportunities:

  • 1940’s Inspired personalities Betty Grable, Judy Garland, and Frank Sinatra
  • Island Cuties (Girls and Guys)
  • Sailor Sweethearts (Girls and Guys)
  • Khaki/South Pacific Uniform (Guys Only)
  • Cigarette Dolls
  • Donut Dollies
  • Patriotic Dolly
  • Yankee Doodle Girl
  • Other Seasonal Sweethearts (sure to warm any holiday party!)

The Victory Swing Orchestra

The Victory Swing Orchestra includes a 14-piece big band with vocalist, and like many bands of the WWII era, includes a variety of smaller ensembles: the Victory Six with the optional addition of a vocalist, the Victory Quartet and the Victory Trio.


Signature In-House Entertainment for Private Events

Original Shows

Produced by The National WWII Museum under the direction of our very own entertainment director, these incredible shows utilize local talent and are a terrific addition to your special event! All shows last approximately 75 minutes and are ideal for dinner entertainment. Some shows may be adjusted to 45 minutes or a custom run time. Please inquire. 

Thanks for the Memories: Bob Hope and his All-Star Pacific Tour

Back by popular demand, this is a tribute to the incredible shows and stars Bob Hope took to war-zone islands during World War II. A cast of 13 re-creates Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters, Deanna Durbin, Carmen Miranda, Frances Langford, and Bob himself along with our Victory Six 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.

America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters

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, with optimistic songs and infectious exuberance that made them ideal morale boosters. The Victory Belles are proud to pay tribute to this talented trio, who volunteered their 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 salute. Show lasts approximately 45-60 minutes and is ideal for dinner entertainment. Run time may be adjusted. Please inquire.

Sentimental Journey: The Big Bands of World War II

The 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! Show lasts approximately 75 minutes and is ideal for dinner entertainment. Run time may be adjusted. Please inquire.

 

Jump, Jive, and Wail: The Music of Louis Prima

Louis Prima was called “The Wildest” and “The King of Swing.” The National WWII Museum brings it all back in an original show celebrating this unique New Orleans talent who made such an enormous contribution to popular music and stagecraft. This talented cast of 10 will take you on a musical journey through the life of Louis Prima, with such timeless classics as Sing, Sing, Sing, Just a Gigolo, Oh Marie, That Old Black Magic, and Basin Street Blues.