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

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, February 12, 2019    10:30 am

Tuesday, February 19,2019    10:30 am

Tuesday, February 26, 2019    10:30 am

Upcoming Performances


Thursday, February 14, 2019

 Show:  2:00

Genesis Healthcare

205 Armstrong Street

Centreville, MD 21617

Directions:  From SCSC get onto Mayo Road then make a right onto Solomons Island Rd/MD-2 N. Take US-301 N/ US -50 E toward the Bay Bridge.  Stay straight on US- 301.  Exit onto Centreville Rd/MD 213, then take slight right onto S Commerce St.  Continue onto Church Hill Rd (pass by Hardees on the left).  Turn left onto Armstrong Street.  Destination will be on the left.

Monday, February 18, 2019
Show: 2:00

Regency Park Assisted Living, 

730 MD Rt 3 South, 

Gambrills, MD 21054.  

Directions:   From SCSC get on Solomons Island Rd/MD-2 N. Merge onto MD-665 N/Aris T Allen Blvd toward US-50/US 301. Take right onto I-97 N toward Baltimore.  Keep right to take MD-32 W via Exit 7 toward MD-3 S/Columbia/Bowie. Merge on to MD-3 South/Crain Hwy.  Regency Park is located on the southbound side of MD Rt 3 between Millersville Rd and Waugh Chapel Rd.  If you are coming on the northbound lane of MD Rt 3 you will need to turn and get on the southbound lane at Millersville Rd.  Travel time from SCSC is 19 minutes, 14.82 miles.  

Thursday, February 21, 2019  

Show:  12:45

Pascal Senior Center

125 Dorsey RD

Glen Burnie, MD 21061. 

Directions: From SCSC get onto Mayo Rd and then take a right onto Solomons Island RD/MD-2N. Take exit MD-665 N/Aris T Allen Blvd toward US-50/US-301.  MD-665N/Aris T Allen Blvd becomes I-97N.  Take exit 15 A toward Glen Burnie.  This puts you onto MD-176 E/Dorsey RD.  The center is 125 Dorsey Rd. Total travel time from SCSC 24 minutes, 21.17 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.

See Citations below

Contact Us


To join ShowStoppers


To book a show

Call Joanne at 410-798-8171

ShowStoppers of South County Senior Center

27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD