Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Show Stoppers

Shine the Spotlight on Show Stoppers!
Show Stoppers is an exhilarating FREE after-school musical theater program for grades 9-12.

Sat, Jan 23 | 12pm | Due to inclement weather, auditions for this date have been cancelled.
Sat, Jan 30 | 12pm | Merck Gallery Room (Tier 2)

Show Stoppers Highlights:
  • 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 professionals from the industry
  • Two showcase performances in Perelman Theater (winter and spring)

Audition Procedures
All applicants will audition in all three genres: vocal, dance, and acting

The purpose is to evaluate your ability in all three skills and the ability to respond to direction. Your strength may be in one area and less in another. This should not discourage you from applying.

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 a solo and in an ensemble from a musical.

> Listen to the FAME Audio Track on Youtube

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.

> Watch the NYU Audition Monologue video on Youtube

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.

Dance-Only: Please be prepared to learn and demonstrate more advance technique and choreography taught by the program’s dance instructor. Appropriate dance attire is necessary. Please have jazz shoes if possible.

> Register for auditions online!

> Download the Audition Information Form [PDF]
Print it, fill it out, and bring it with you to your audition!

The audition comittee 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.

If you have questions or would like more information, email us at

Show Stoppers is generously supported by Dave and Patricia Holveck.