Presenting the 'Showstoppers'

McKendree University Show ChoirAn entertaining new show choir called the Showstoppers is forming, led by coach Adam Pulver, who was hired in November.

“Show choir utilizes vocality, choreography, staging, costuming and production simultaneously,” he explained. “It takes all of our favorite aspects of performing arts and molds it into one cohesive and powerful show. Show choir is not focused on musical theater or ‘Glee’-esque songs, but instead performs songs from different genres, from gospel to Broadway, proving its strength and versatility. Expect great things from show choir; it is the highest form of entertainment!”

The group will begin practicing in 2014 and eventually will participate in competitions, host a high school invitational, and perform at community festivals and fundraisers.

Adam is the founder of the Academy of Performing Arts at Statesboro, Ga., and from 2007 to 2011, he founded and directed the Adrenaline Advanced Show Choir at Georgia Southern University, his alma mater. In addition to leading the Showstoppers, he will work with high schools and community colleges to recruit choir members, and meet with prospective students and their parents throughout the admission process.