Hannah Block Historic USO Marks 75th Anniversary with an Original Musical:
Mrs. World War II Wilmington “We fell in love at the USO”
- November 11 at 7:30pm (Gala starting at 6:30pm)
- November 12 at 3:00pm
- November 12 at 7:30pm
- November 13 at 3:00pm
About the show:
Mrs. WW II Wilmington is a captivating tribute to the USO and all the morale boosting performers that entertained the men who sacrificed so much for their country. The show is filled with unforgettable songs of the period like “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Goodnight Sweetheart,” “Sentimental Journey” and “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree.”
It is a musical love story, filled with humor, poignancy, romance and features pulsating production numbers that will take you back to a passionate time when our country was at its best. Come celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Hannah Block Historic USO Building with an original musical and be swept away with the experience the troops enjoyed watching Hannah and her girls.
The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is owned by the City of Wilmington and managed by Thalian Association Community Theatre. The building is a historic and cultural treasure that has been the center of recreation and art for generations of local children. Today the building continues to be a center of recreation and art while serving as a mini museum of the Wilmington and New Hanover County WWII home front. The World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) preservation organization, is the de-facto preservationist of the building’s history and maintains the home front museum. For more information, go to www.wilmingtoncommunityarts.org.
Thank you to our sponsors:
- City of Wilmington
- Community Arts Center Accord, Inc.
- Plantation Village
- Wilmington World War II Home Front Heritage Coalition
- More to come!