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, December 17, 2019 

10:30 am

Upcoming Performances


Tuesday, December 10, 2019       Show: 12:45

Annapolis Elks,

 2517 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037. 

Directions: From SCSC turn Left onto Mayo Rd/MD-253 and then make a Right onto Solomons Island RD/MD-2 N. From MD 2 going north, make a right onto Grand Oak Rd at the traffic light (before 665).  From Grand Oak Rd make a left onto Pythion. Stay left into the Elks Lodge parking lot. Total travel time from the SCSC is 6 minutes, 3.34 miles. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Show: 2:00

Collington Episcopal Life Care Center, 

10450 Lottsford Rd, 

Mitchellsville MD 20721

Directions: From SCSC turn right onto Stepney Ln. Take the 1st right onto Central Ave E/MD-214 W. Stay on 214 W for approximately 12.9 miles. Turn slight right onto MD-193 N/Enterprise Rd. Stay on 193 N/Enterprise Rd for approximately 1.6 miles and then turn left onto Lottsford Rd. 10450 Lottsford Rd is approximately 1.4 miles on your right. If you reach Campus Way N you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far. Estimated travel from SCSC is 16.24 miles/25 minutes

Wednesday, December 18, 2019      Show: 1:00

South County Senior Center,

 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD 

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

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Call Joanne at 410-798-8171

ShowStoppers of South County Senior Center

27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD

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