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, January 15, 2019    10:30 am

Tuesday, January 29, 2019    10:30 am

Upcoming Performances


Thursday, January 17, 2019   

Show:  1:30

Golden Age Day Care 

3112 Belair Drive, Bowie, MD  20715

Directions:  From SCSC turn right on Stepney Lane to Central Ave/MD-214.  Turn right on Central Avenue then right on Davidsonville Road/MD-424.  Merge onto US-50 toward Washington.  Take Collington Road/MD-197, exit 11, then merge onto Collington Road toward Bowie.  Take first right onto Kenhill Drive then turn left onto Belair Drive for one mile.  Destination is on the left.  Travel time is 20 minutes, 14.1 miles.

 Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 Show:  2:00

Spring Arbor of Severna Park

345 Ritchie Highway

Severna Park, MD 21146

Directions:  Leave SCSC and make a left to stop light then left onto Mayo road.  Make a right onto Solomons Island RD/MD-2 N.  Merge onto US-301 N/US-50 E toward Bay Bridge.  Merge onto MD-2 N/Ritchie Hwy toward Baltimore. Destination is on the right just past the Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd intersection and Rey’s Crabs.  Travel time 24 minutes, 13.8 miles.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

 Show:  2:00

Future Care

305 College Parkway

Arnold, Maryland 21012.

Directions: From SCSC turn left on Stepneys Lane, left onto Mayo Rd, then right onto MD-2 .  Take US-301 N/ US -50 E toward the Bay Bridge.   MD-2 N/Ritchie Hwy going toward Anne Arundel Community College turn onto College Parkway.  The location is 305 College Parkway is on the right over a mile down this road.  There is a sign out front.  Total travel time from SCSC is 19 minutes, 11.9 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