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Posted on June 13, 2022

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High school summer camp culminates with presentation of Willy Wonka, Jr.

July 1, 2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, June 13, 2022) –– Kimmel Cultural Campus today announced its ShowStoppers musical theater high school summer camp, running June 17 through July 1, and will conclude with an in-person performance of Willy Wonka, Jr. for participants’ family & friends on Friday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus’ Perelman Theater Following the ShowStoppers camp and performance, the Kimmel will host one week of music theater camp for middle schoolers – July 11 – 15 – followed by a showcase for family and friends in the blackbox SEI Innovation Studio.


Kimmel Cultural Campus teaching artists work hard all year long, dedicating time to educate, engage, and inspire the next generation of performers, audience members, and cultural enthusiasts – particularly amongst students from the Philadelphia area’s Title I schools. Seeing youth learn and share enthusiasm onstage is a powerful reminder of the importance and impact of arts education.


“We’re looking forward to celebrating a successful year and return to in-person educational activities with a dynamic & lively performance from our talented ShowStoppers,” said Susan Nicodemus Quinn, Senior Director of Education & Community Engagement on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. “To be able to provide a creative outlet for students across the Greater Philadelphia region is a gift – made possible through a dedicated team of staff & teaching artists and the generosity of donors.”


The Kimmel Cultural Campus’ musical theater ShowStoppers program not only offers teens the opportunity to work with professionals to maximize their skills in theater, voice, and dance, it has also created impactful success in the arts for its students and alum. Visit for more information about the vast resources offered by The Philadelphia Orchestra, Kimmel Cultural Campus, and our Resident Companies for area youth – from exposure to classical, jazz, musical theater, and technology – providing diverse and transformative learning opportunities.


To learn more about the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ signature programs – including Jazz4Freedom for 4th graders, #PhillyBeatz for 5th graders, and One Musical Philadelphia for 6th graders – visit


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The Kimmel Cultural Campus reaches thousands of local students, teachers, families, and aspiring artists each year through a unique set of education offerings, creating future performers, audiences, and cultural enthusiasts. With a 16-year history of education programs, the Kimmel Cultural Campus reaches arts lovers of all ages and skill levels, stimulating creativity through hands-on multidisciplinary experiences. The programs educate, engage, and inspire the next generation, fulfilling the Kimmel Center’s mission to transform lives daily through the arts.


The Kimmel Cultural Campus provides education programs both on its campus and in Philadelphia classrooms. With a focus on jazz and musical theater, programs include summer camps, school residencies, student matinees, a Teacher Appreciation program, and free community events.


For more information on all Kimmel Cultural Campus education programs, visit


The Kimmel Cultural Campus education programming is made possible by generous donors, including The Aramark Charitable Fund; Brook J. Lenfest Foundation; Chubb; Educational Opportunities, LLC; Elliot’s Vending Co. Inc.; Patricia and David Holveck; Independence Blue Cross; The Lenfest Foundation; Merck Foundation; M&T Bank; and Vanguard Group Foundation.



Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region's diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1-million guests per year and includes Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, and SEI Innovation Studio), the Academy of Music, and the Miller Theater (formerly the Merriam Theater) – representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. We are home to The Philadelphia Orchestra and seven esteemed Resident Companies: Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region's most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region's young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the proud Kimmel Cultural Campus Season Sponsor. Read Kimmel Cultural Campus' vision statement, world view, and mission statement here. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it encompasses our mission, co-workers, and programs here.


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