Kimmel Center Education Department’s Show Stoppers Gears Up For its Inaugural Winter Revue

Review it Rah-shay By Nov 18, 2013 3 Comments

Kimmel Center Education Department’s new Show Stoppers after-school musical theater program is gearing up for its inaugural winter revue in Perelman Theater on December 13 at 7 p.m.  The public is invited to experience this free community concert that celebrates the musical theater, dance and vocal talents of over 40 regional students, grades 9 to 12, who after a series of weekly after school instruction sessions with renowned teaching artists, will showcase their skills in a culminating performance. The evening program is an original work by teaching artist Jennifer Blaine in collaboration with the staff that showcases the many talents of the students as they express their concerns and solutions to the existing problems of budget crisis and the arts. The concert concludes Show Stoppers Fall session.

The weekly after-school program began October 1, helmed under the leadership of Kimmel Center Education Manager Carole Frazier, who has brought together a critically acclaimed group of teaching artists with acting, dancing and Broadway credits to their names, to instruct the inaugural Show Stoppers program. Show Stoppers encourages young musical theater artists to explore their talents in acting, singing, and dance, engaging them in a weekly instructional group setting with other enthusiastic young singers, dancers, and actors from area high schools.


Auditions are required for the Spring session of Show Stoppers, which resumes Tuesday, January 7. The spring revue is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13. For more information on Show Stoppers January 11 audition and registration, contact For more information on Showstoppers,

Show Stoppers is generously supported by Dave and Patricia Holveck.

KIMMEL CENTER, INC., a charitable, not-for-profit organization, owns, manages, supports and maintains The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which includes Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio and the Merck Arts Education Center. Kimmel Center, Inc. also manages the Academy of Music, owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater on the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Campus, home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Philly Pops, Pennsylvania Ballet, PHILADANCO, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and American Theater Arts for Youth.  Our mission is to operate a world class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience which includes providing arts in education, community outreach and a rich diversity of programming.  The Kimmel Center Presents Season is sponsored by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. For additional information, visit  The Broadway Philadelphia Season is sponsored by American Airlines.


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  1. Janel says:

    We did a children’s theater recently and really liked it. This sound like fun!

    1. Rachee says:

      I added this to my calendar so I can take my teen. Children’s theater is so much fun!

  2. Anytime I see young people doing their thing it always motivates me to be better myself and give back! The arts are sorely lacking in a lot of curriculums this is awesome!

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