The Victory Belles present America’s Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters at The National WWII Museum (March 25, 2015)

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is massive.  The staff recommends that you allocate five hours to see all there is to offer.  This doesn’t include the time spent at the BB’s Stage Door Canteen.  Today’s show is a tribute to The Andrew Sisters, a female trio famous for entertaining the troops.  The audience is seated at long tables for twenty people arranged cafeteria style.  Once seated, they help themselves to the included buffet of bread, salad, corn, pasta, mashed potatoes, wings, and apple bread pudding. It does make you feel a bit like you are in the army.

After an hour for lunch, the Victory Belles take the stage.  They sing hits such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Bei Mir Bist Du Schon and tell the stories behind them.  They tell us the next song, Rum And Coca Cola, sold 7 million records and was their biggest hit.  Midway through their set, they invite an older gentlemen up to the front of the stage and serenade him.  One of the singers gives him a big kiss on the cheek, leaving a bright red lipstick mark, to everyone’s delight.  Three men are also invited to dance with the Victory Belles for a song.

Overall, it was a fun and informative event.  The show is geared towards the standard museum goer, the older crowd, but people of all ages can enjoy the show.

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