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, November 12, 2019 

10:30 am

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 

10:30 am

Upcoming Performances


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 

Show:  2:00

North Arundel Health and Rehab, 313 Hospital Drive, 

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Directions:  From SCSC take a left on Stepneys Lane to stoplight.  Turn left onto Mayo Rd and continue to Solomons Island Rd/MD-2.  Turn right on Solomons Island Rd/MD-2 then merge onto Aris Allen Blvd toward US50/US301.  Merge onto I-97 toward Baltimore.  Take exit 12 and merge left onto Veterans Hwy.  Turn right onto Crain Hwy/MD-3 Bus, then turn right onto Hospital Drive.  Your destination is just past Elvaton Rd.  Travel time is 29 minutes, 19.2 miles.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019   Show:  2:30

Spring Arbor of Crofton, 

1495 Riedel Road, 

Crofton. MD 21114

Directions:  From SCSC turn right on Stepney Lane, then right on Central Avenue/Rt 214.  Turn right onto Davidsonville Road, then right onto Riedel Road.  Destination is on the right.  Travel time 22 minutes, 12.5 miles.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Show:  1:00

Bay Woods of Annapolis, 

7101 Bay Front Dr,

 Annapolis, MD 21403.   

Directions From SCSC get on Solomons Island RD /MD 2 N going towards Parole. Before the Harbour Center take MD 665 S. Stay straight to go onto Forest Dr.  Forest Dr will become Bay Ridge Rd. Turn Left from Bay Ridge Rd onto Edgewood Rd.  Edgewood RD becomes Bembe Beach Rd. Turn right from Bembe Beach Rd onto Bay Front Dr .  Our building is the first entrance you come to.  Total travel time from SCSC is 18 minutes, 8.61 miles. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019 

Show:  4:30

American Legion Post, 

1707 Forest Drive, 

Annapolis, MD 21401

Directions:  From SCSC turn Left onto Mayo Rd/MD-253 and then make a Right onto Solomons Island RD/MD-2 N. Merge onto MD-665 S and stay straight to go onto Forest Drive. Stay in far right lane.  Destination is on the right just before the Hilltop Lane stop light.  Travel time is 7 minutes, 5.1 mile

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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To book a show

Call Joanne at 410-798-8171

ShowStoppers of South County Senior Center

27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD

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