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 Spring Schedule 2016-2017
ShowStoppers Spring Program will include excerpts from Phantom of the Opera and Grease!
Spring 2017 Auditions
Sat., Jan 21 & 28 | 12 PM | SEI Innovation Studio (Basement)
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
ShowStoppers Summer Camp 2017
A FREE, two-week, fast-paced musical theater camp focused on acting, voice, and dance. Master classes with musical theater professionals are part of this exciting enrichment experience, which culminates in a showcase performance of The Wiz on July 8th in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater! Grades 9 - 12, Auditions Required.
June 26th –July 8th, 2017 (Note: camp will not be in session on July 4th, 2017)
Daily sessions, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Apr 15| 12 PM | Kimmel Center Merck Multi-Purpose Room (Tier 2)
Sat., Apr 29 | 12 PM | Kimmel Center Comcast Circle (Tier 1)
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 audition in an ensemble, singing from the two selections. Please download the musical scores and know the full-length songs. Materials will be posted soon.
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.