Ladies and Gentlemen: Summer Place Theatre Proudly Presents...


June 17-26

Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Jesus Christ Superstar

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaborate on this groundbreaking 1970 rock opera portraying the pivotal moment in Christian history: the last days of Jesus of Nazareth.

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July 8-10 - One Week Only!

Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

A nostalgic revue of the beloved show tunes from our first 50 years. As an extra special treat: we're bringing back some of the actors who originally sang the songs to sing them for you again!

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July 29 - August 7

Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

The first musical Summer Place ever performed! Harold Hill is a con man who deceives the citizens of River City, Iowa, only to fall for skeptical librarian Marian in this All-American musical.

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What's New?

It's Our 50th Anniversary!!


50 Years! Can you believe it?

Donald Doc Shanower

It wasn't that long ago when we played at North Central College outside under a tin roof. But we've come a long way and we're doing up our Golden Anniversary in style! We're celebrating by bringing you three wonderful productions this summer, including an original musical extravaganza, so don't miss it!

Dedicated to Doc

This season is dedicated to our founder, Donald "Doc" Shanower, professor emeritus at North Central College. Doc passed away in mid 2015 just before he could celebrate this special occasion with us. We miss you, Doc!


Be A Part of Our Community

We welcome you to look around our website to learn more about us.

In fact, the About Us page tells a little bit about our company and its officers and board members. We put on Summer Shows each year - usually 3. Over the past 50 years, that's a lot of shows, and we're building an Archive of past shows to commemorate our Golden Anniversary. You can look up the shows and more importantly, the people in them. 

Then in the fall we present Ghost Stories ... In the Park ... In the Dark, a fun and spooky evening for kids of all ages.

To keep you in the know, we have a News page on our website and a newsletter as well so the news can come to you. Scroll down a bit and you'll see our Newsletter Signup. We promise not to bombard you with email and we certainly won't give your email address to anyone else.

It takes a lot of talented people and a lot of work to put on these shows. If you have a knack for acting, singing, painting, building, makeup, costumes, sales, design - we said it takes a lot! - and you have a love for theatre, then we want you in our Community. Get Involved wherever you'd like. We'd love to have you work with us.

About Us

The Summer Place, Inc. is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization and receives our funding through sales of affordably priced tickets, program ads, concessions, from a small number of grants and from the kind donations of our patrons. 

Summer Place Theatre, as we're best-known, is all about Community. Our all volunteer board, crew and cast work hard together to produce entertaining plays and musicals for the Naperville area. We invite you to get involved!

Contact Us

The Summer Place, Inc.
P.O. Box 2394
Naperville, IL 60567


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