After-school musical theater program
ShowStoppers is an exhilarating FREE after-school musical theater program for grades 9-12.
- Weekly sessions from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Kimmel Center Building
- Instruction in theater art, vocal, and dance technique taught by professionally acclaimed teaching artists
- Master classes with renowned musical theater artists in the industry.
- Two showcase performances in Perelman Theater
ShowStoppers Schedule 2016-2017
Fall 2016 Auditions
Sat, Sept 17 & 24 | 1PM | Merck Education Spaces (Tier 2)
Fall 2016 Season
Tues, Oct 4 - Dec 16, 2016 | 4PM-6PM | Kimmel Center Spaces
ShowStoppers Winter Revue 2016
Fri, Dec 16 | 7:30PM | Perelman Theater | Ticketed Event
Spring 2017 Auditions
Sat, Jan 21 & 28 | 12 PM | Merck Education Spaces (Tier 2)
Spring 2017 Season
Tues, Feb 7- May 19 | 4PM-6PM | Kimmel Center Spaces
ShowStoppers Spring Revue 2017
Fri, May 19 | 7:30PM | Perelman Theater | Ticketed Event
Performances are FREE! and open to the public
All applicants will audition in all three genres: vocal, dance, and acting
Vocal: You will be asked to sing 32 measures of a song of your choice from a legitimate Broadway production. In addition, you will perform in an ensemble a selection, from a musical, by the committee.
Acting: Prepare a 45 second monologue or speech from a play. You will also be required to read an excerpt of a script selected by the audition committee. Applicants must be familiar with improvisation. A link demonstrating monologue technique has been provided.
Dance: Please be prepared to learn and execute new choreography on the spot taught by the program's dance instructor. You will need to wear loose clothing for movement. Bring jazz shoes, if possible. NO JEANS or inappropriate clothing.
Download the Audition Information Form [PDF]
Print it, fill it out, and bring it with you to your audition!
The audition committee will evaluate your aptitude in all three skills, as well as your ability to respond to direction. We encourage students of all skill levels and experience to apply.
ShowStoppers is generously supported by Dave and Patricia Holveck.