Arts & Culture
4:20 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

New stage show honors Louis Prima at WWII Museum

A new show featuring the music and dance moves of New Orleans singer and trumpeter Louis Prima opens next month at the National World War II Museum.

Prima, who was born in 1910 and died in 1978, had a decades-long career spanning the genres of jazz, swing and big band with such hits as "Sing! Sing! Sing!," ''Just A Gigolo," ''Oh Marie," ''That Old Black Magic" and "Basin Street Blues."

The National WWII Museum's Stage Door Canteen is honoring Prima's stage legacy with an original show called "Jump, Jive and Wail: The Music of Louis Prima," which will feature a cast that brings to life Prima's hit songs, music and dance moves.

The show, which will run Oct. 5-Nov. 24, will also include swing dancers and a female vocalist.