October 24, 2019

Dutch Theatre Group Brings WWII Nostalgia to Canada


Sgt. Wilson’s Army Show is a group of performers from Almelo in the Netherlands that specializes in vintage music from the 1940s and 50s. The have been performing around the world since 1983, putting on about 120 shows each year. Tunes made popular by Glenn Miller, the Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney and others are included in their show.

This year they are touring Canada as Sgt. Wilson’s Airforce Show, and are putting on their ‘Music at the Hangar’ event at venues across the country, from Saint John to Kelowna, British Columbia, and multiple stops in between.

The set includes scenery depicting an old hangar with an airplane which, together with special lighting and sound equipment, is shipped from the Netherlands and is used at each of their stops across the country.

Sgt. Wilson’s Army Show works together with Tourplanners Foundation, a not-for-profit that promotes Dutch culture around the world.

Shows are already taking place, but there are many more dates coming up before their Canadian tour ends on December 9.

More information can be found, including show venues, dates and times, on their website