A variety of Dancing, Singing, Comedy and Fun Entertainment!

ShowStoppers of South County

ShowStopper Information

History of the ShowStoppers

In 2007 Vicki Smith created the 'ShowStoppers' with about 20 performers.  After two years of directing Vicki turned the torch over to Joanne DeWilde, who has continued to successfully direct and choreograph the group. The South County ShowStoppers are in their 10th year and going strong. The group is comprised of more than 40 volunteer senior citizens who perform variety shows with singing, dancing & comedy.  Among the costumed performers are comedians, guitar and keyboard players, belly dancers, line dancers, tap and hula dancers. There are male and female singers, plus the 'group singers' called the "Harmony Grits".   With ages ranging from 60 to 94 years young, all are energetic, enthusiastic and each share a commitment to oneself as well as to the community. The number and types of acts in a show is determined by the client’s needs.  New acts are constantly being added to the group’s repertoire.  As a result, every show is unique. The South County ShowStoppers' motto is, "We Aspire to Inspire before we Expire".Their reputation has grown tremendously and they’ve entertained at a large number of venues, including nursing homes, assisted living homes, senior centers, luncheons, county fairs and more. Phone calls keep coming in for show requests and the ShowStoppers are booked well in advance every year. The ShowStoppers gained County and Statewide recognition in 2011, as they were honored for their outstanding contributions in the field of aging & quality of life for senior citizens. The ShowStoppers are the winners of the 4th Annual Governor’s Leadership in Aging Award for the Performing Arts.

In 2017, Governor Hogan presented the Governor's Citation Award to the ShowStoppers and County Executive,  Steven Schuh, presented the Executive Citation to  the ShowStoppers. 

ShowStopper Meetings at South County Senior Center

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  10:30 am

Tuesday, May 8, 2018  10:30 am

Tuesday, May 15, 2018  10:30 am

Tuesday, May 29. 2018  10:30 am

Upcoming Performances

Friday & Saturday, 

April 20 & 21, 2018   Show: 1:00

Spring Variety Show at South County Senior Center

(Dress rehearsal on Thursday, 

April 19th)


Monday, May 7, 2018  Show: 2:00

Second Genesis

1400 Generals Highway

Crownsville, MD 21032

Directions: From SCSC make a left onto Stepneys Lane, then a left onto Mayo Road. Make a right onto Solomons Island Rd-Rt 2. Merge onto Aris T Allen Blvd/MD 665 toward US-50E/US-301. Keep right toward Bay Bridge and merge onto US-301/US-50. Take exit 23 to merge onto West Street/MD-450. Continue straight onto MD-178 and travel 3.8 miles. Destination will be on the left. Travel time is 18 minutes, 9.8 miles.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 

Show: 12:30

Pasadena Senior Center

4103 Mountain Road

Pasadena, MD 21122

Directions: From SCSC get onto Solomons Island Rd/MD-2 N. Merge onto US-301 N/ US-50 E toward the Bay Bridge. Merge onto MD-2 N/Ritchie HWY via Exit 27 toward Baltimore/Anne Arundel Community College. At the Earleigh Heights Fire Department, turn Right onto Magothy Bridge Rd. Turn Right onto Mountain RD/MD-177. End at 4103 Mountain RD. The Center is on the right located in a shopping mall. Total travel time from SCSC 29 minutes, 18.70 miles.


Thursday, May 17, 2016

(Limited acts between 10 am & 2 pm)   


Kurtz Beach, 2070 Kurtz Avenue, Pasadena, MD 21122 

Directions: From SCSC turn left onto Stepney Lane to stoplight. Turn left onto Mayo Road.Turn right onto Solomon’s Island Rd/Rt-2. Merge onto US 50 toward Bay Bridge. Merge onto MD-2 N/Ritchie Hwy via exit 27 toward Baltimore. Turn right onto MD-648/Leelyn Rd, then take first left onto Ashbury Dr/MD-648. Turn right onto Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd/Rt-648. Turn right onto Magothy Bridge Rd. Stay straight to go onto Hogneck Rd/MD-607. Turn right onto Fort Smallwood Rd/MD-173, then slight right onto Bayside Beach Rd. Turn left onto Paradise Beach Rd, then right onto Kurtz Ave. Destination is on the left. Travel time 41 minutes, 22.1 miles.


Monday, May 21, 2018 

DOUBLE SHOW  Bus 10:45

Show: 12:30

      Waldorf Senior Center

3092 Crain Highway/ MD-301

Waldorf, MD 20610

Directions: From the SCSC turn right onto Stepneys Lane and then turn right at Central Ave/MD-214.. Go 8.9 miles and merge onto US-301 South toward Upper Marlboro/La Plata. Go 23.2 miles on US 301-South and make a left on Leonardtown Road/RT-5. Make the first left past the Checkers on the corner. Go approximately 0.3 mile. 3092 Crain Highway/US-301 is on the right. Estimated travel is 32.56 miles/41 minutes.


Show: 2:30

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

29449 Charlotte Hall Rd

Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.  

Directions: From the SCSC get on East Central Avenue/MD-214 W. Merge onto US-301 S toward Upper Marlboro/La Plata for about 20 miles. Turn Left onto MD-5 S and stay on MD 5-S for the next 15 miles. Then turn sharp Right onto Charlotte Hall Rd. The Veterans Home will be on the Left. Total travel time from SCSC is 58 minutes, 46 miles.  


Governor's Citation 2017

Governor of the State of Maryland to the Showstoppers:

A well-deserved tribute to honor and applaud a decade of successful performances by the 'Showstoppers" and to commend the South County Senior Center for its outstanding contribution to the community....in appreciation of the efforts of this talented group to provide entertainment and fun for audiences of all ages; and as our citizens join together in expressing our congratulations and best wishes for continued success.

Executive Citation 2017

County Executive, Steven Schuh and the citizens of Anne Arundel County, congratulate the South County ShowStoppers on their 10th Anniversary. We thank you for sharing your talents with senior activity center members and community associations throughout the County.  We are grateful for the heart and soul you put into each and every performance.



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Call Joanne at 410-798-8171

ShowStoppers of South County Senior Center

27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD