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.

Fall classes will begin on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Program End Review Performance: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7pm, Perelman Theater
Show Stoppers Highlights:

  • Weekly sessions from 4pm - 6pm on Tuesday afternoons at the Kimmel Center
  • Instruction in theater art, music, 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)


Auditions: Sat, Aug 23 & Sat, Sep 13 | 12PM-2PM | The Kimmel Center
This audition is for new and returning applicants.


Audition Procedures
All applicants will audition in all three genres: vocal, dance and acting. Auditions will be conducted in an ensemble setting. We encourage students of all skill levels and experience.

Vocal:

  1. Sing 32 measures of a song of your choice from a legitimate Broadway production.
  2. Perform solo and in an ensemble, selections from one of the songs provided below.
> Download sheet music [PDF]

Dance:
Prepare a 4 8-count piece demonstrating your dance technique in ballet, modern jazz and/or tap. As part of an ensemble, you will learn and present a series of dance combinations taught by the audition committee dance instructor on the piece “Can You Feel a Brand New Day” from the musical The Wiz.
> Watch the "Brand New Day" video on Youtube

Acting:
  • Prepare a 45 second monologue or speech from a play.
  • Read an excerpt of a script selected by the audition committee.
  • Improvisation exercise.
> Watch the NYU Audition Monologue video on Youtube

> Register for auditions!

> 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: Winter Revue - "Some Enchanted Evening"
December 19, 2014 | 7pm | Perelman Theater

Join Show Stoppers students for their winter showcase! After a full semester of learning new techniques and refining their theatrical stage skills, our students will perform an exhilarating FREE concert from enchanted musicals of Cinderella, The Wiz, Beauty and the Beast, and 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.