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, May 14, 2019    

10:30 am

Tuesday, May 21, 2019    

10:30 am

Tuesday, May 28. 2019

10:30 am

Upcoming Performances


Monday, May 20, 2019    


Bus 10:15

Show:  12:00

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.

Second Show

Show:  2:15

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. 


Thursday, May 23, 2019 

Show:  1:30

Heartlands Assisted Living

Severna Park, 

715 Benfield RD, Severna Park, Maryland 21146.  

Directions: From SCSC get on Solomons Island RD /MD 2 N going towards Parole. Merge onto MD-665 W/Aris Allen Blvd W toward US-50/ US-301. From MD-665 N/Aris T Allen Blvd going toward US-50/US-301 take I-97 N toward Baltimore.  Then take the Veterans Hwy/Benfield Blvd exit, Exit 10, towards Severna Park.  Turn left onto Veterans Hwy and then turn right onto Benfield Blvd.  Benfield Blvd becomes Benfield RD. Heartlands is at 715 Benfield Rd near the Chartwell Golf and Country Club. Total travel time from SCSC is 22 minutes, 16.78 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

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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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