Kimmel Center's ShowStoppers Musical Theater Students Present Spring Revue

The ShowStoppers Spring Revue celebrates the wonder years of teenagers as they navigate through life, singing and dancing all the way. Beginning with the iconic 1950s West Side Story, these talented young artists will journey through the decades of Broadway musicals. Footloose, Fame, 13, Dear Evan Hansen, and our featured performance of Disney's High School Musical are certain to entertain and inspire audiences to once again remember this special time in life when love, life, and friendships were all that mattered.

ShowStoppers is the Kimmel Center's FREE after-school musical theater education program, welcoming students from Philadelphia, surrounding suburbs, Delaware, and New Jersey. Students receive instruction from locally- and nationally-renowned professional artists in the vocal, dance, and theater disciplines, with classroom experiences designed as master classes administered by "master teachers."

In an effort to cultivate the next generation of theater-goers and arts lovers, the Kimmel Center continues to expand its robust set of education offerings for families, students, teachers, and aspiring artists. With ten full education programs, the Kimmel Center reaches students of all ages and skill levels, stimulating students' artistic expression and thought through multidisciplinary experiences. Whether toddlers or teenagers, musical mavericks or the newest newbies-the programs educate, engage, and inspire the next generation!

Kimmel Center Education offerings include: FREE performing arts classes for grades 5-12; Jazz Camp of Philadelphia, allowing young jazz talents to gain invaluable experience with technique, repertoire, and live performance; the Business of Making Music, a panelist series focused on engaging professionally-oriented students and graduates interested in pursuing a career in the music business; Student matinees offer opportunities to attend shows supplemented by curriculum materials; Creative Music Program for Jazz is a FREE school-year program allowing students to learn through master classes, rehearsals and performances; ShowStoppers is a FREE after-school musical theater program with instruction in theater art, vocal, and dance technique taught by professionally-acclaimed teaching artists; Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Intensive features personal instruction from Broadway performers and industry professionals on acting, vocal technique, song selection, dance, business, and more; New this season are two new music technology courses for aspiring digital music professionals, as well as a three-year Jazz Standards curriculum featuring a comprehensive exploration of jazz by students and professionals.

All of these programs contribute to the Kimmel Center's mission to transform lives daily through the arts!

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center's mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center's 2017-2018 Season. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.



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