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.


Spring Session Auditions:
Sat, Jan 24 & 31 | 12-3pm | Kimmel Center (located on Broad and Spruce streets)

> Register for auditions online!

This audition is for new applicants only. Students accepted in the Fall 2014 session are automatically enrolled. In order for us to ensure the quality and success of the program and all its participants, we ask that you are able to commit to Show Stoppers for the entire Spring Season. If you have commitments to other programing, please let us know at auditions.

Spring classes will begin on Tue, Feb 3.

Program End Review Performance: Fri, May 8 | 7pm | Perelman Theater


Show Stoppers Highlights:
  • Weekly sessions from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Tuesday afternoons (and sometimes Fridays) at the Kimmel Center Building
  • Instruction in theater art, vocal, and dance technique taught by professionally acclaimed teaching artists
  • Master classes with renowned actors from touring Broadway shows
  • 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.

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. Wear loose clothing for movement. Bring jazz shoes, if possible.


Show Stoppers: Spring Revue
Fri, May 8 | 7pm | Perelman Theater

After a semester of learning, practicing, and refining their theatrical stage skills, our SHOW STOPPERS students present their spring showcase! This free concert will feature hits from Broadway musicals and much more!


If you have questions or would like more information, email us at maec@kimmelcenter.org.

Show Stoppers is generously supported by Dave and Patricia Holveck.