YTCC's Award Winning Competition Team

YTCC's Showstoppers are a special group of performers, hand-picked from the most talented, most dedicated and most enthusiastic members of the YTCC program. Made up of up to 20 local singers, dancers and actors ages 8-18, the Showstoppers tour around the area bringing their love of the arts to their community.  In 2020, the Youth Theatre Carson City Showstoppers became a competitive team, competing and excelling at the Musical Theatre Competitions of America in Southern California.  Read more below.


Book the YTCC Showstoppers to perform at your event today!  The Showstoppers regularly tour the community sharing their talents at events and fundraisers all over the Northern Nevada and California regions.

The 2020-2021 Showstoppers!

Deepti Arun, Camilla Beckwith, Payton Brown, Emma Cavner, Charlotte Choat, Abby Cook, Bay Eaton, Robbey Heidt, Natalie Maguire, Aven McColl, Lilliahna McColl, Tegan McNabb, Erich Parker, Joss Pedersen, Kaylee Redus, Anna Roylance, Leah Roylance, Parker Schmid, Ximena Villegas Martinez, Sophie Wahl, Hannah Walker


July 2

Showstoppers present "Duets with the Stars" Virtual Concert.  Begins streaming at 7pm on our YouTube channel.

Aug 6-8

Showstoppers participate in the 2020 WNPAC Virtual Recital at the Brewery Arts Center.

Oct 31

Showstoppers appear in the Nevada Day Parade.

Feb 5-7

Showstoppers Compete at MTCA in Southern California


Showstoppers present West Coast Premier of Wind in the Willows young@part.

Showstoppers go to Competition!


This past February, Youth Theatre Carson City’s Showstoppers show choir traveled to Southern California to compete in the Musical Theatre Competitions of America 2020, a national competition with 35 teams representing 19 states and 3 countries, and brought home two major awards: 2nd place Advanced/Open Musical Revue and 3rd place Advanced/Open Ensemble Performance.

Not only did the whole group receive two prestigious awards, but two of the Youth Theatre Carson City Showstoppers, Hannah Walker and Jalina Whitney, were selected from over 700 auditioners to participate in a showcase directed and choreographed by Broadway professionals and to perform in front of a packed house of over 1200 at the conclusion of the competition.

“I couldn’t be more proud of all our amazing young performers and the hard work they have put into their performances,” commented Andie Wilkerson, Youth Theatre Carson City’s Artistic Director. “Each one of them shines up on that stage, and as a team, they are incredible.”

The Showstoppers worked tirelessly over the past several months on 2 separate performance pieces, and on individual performances that were adjudicated at the competition.

The Youth Theatre Carson City Showstoppers are a special group of performers, hand-picked from the most talented, dedicated and enthusiastic members of the Youth Theatre Carson City program. Made up of 22 local young singers, dancers and actors between the ages of 11-18, the Showstoppers tour and compete bringing their love of the arts to their community, and now to a national stage.

Musical Theatre Competitions of America was established in 2005 to provide a competitive and educational event for Musical Theatre students and directors. Over the three-day event, students participated in professional-style auditions, competed with both group and individual performance pieces, took master classes from Broadway professionals and received personalized feedback from industry professionals.

You can catch the Youth Theatre Carson City Showstoppers as they perform their award-winning performance pieces and more at Youth Theatre Carson City’s End-of-the-Season Showcase on April 21 at 7pm at the Carson City Community Center. Admission is free.

Do you want to be a Showstopper?


Youth Theatre Carson City welcomes new Showstoppers once a year, or on an as-needed basis. We are looking for singers, dancers and actors between the ages of 8-18 who are dedicated to their craft and exemplify a high standard of excellence as a representative of YTCC. 

Check back soon for information on upcoming auditions.


Hannah Walker

I started  Five years ago, I started theatre with Youth Theatre Carson City.  I thought of doing shows more as a hobby, but as I've grown up, it has become a passion more than anything else.  My passion for theatre has challenged me to become a better performer and to always be the best version of myself. 
Every season in Showstoppers I learn things that I am planning on taking with me to the Broadway stage one day.  I would also one day like to use the things I've learned to teach kids the way Andie, Bri, and Kelly do.  These amazing and talented women have done so much and I'm so thankful for the opportunities they provide for us kids in Carson City.  They may be directors but they have also become my friends who I look up to very much. 
Thank you, YTCC, for all the amazing experiences I've had.  I'm looking forward to what I'll learn next season and the memories that will be made.
Hannah Walker started performing with Youth Theater Carson City over five years ago. Since then she has been featured in many YTCC productions, most notably as Dorothy in The Wiz, Cathy Seldon in Singin' in the Rain, Jr., Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr., and Princess Fiona in Shrek, Jr. This is her third year as a YTCC Showstopper.

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