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2018, Our 52nd Season: Happy 200th, Illinois!

3/23/2018 7:30 PM - 3/25/2018 2:00 PM

By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing

A Musical Revue Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial

All 2018 shows have to do with Illinois since it's our 200th Birthday, and we start the season with a musical revue conceived and directed by our own Cynthia Lauren Grant.

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6/8/2018 7:30 PM - 6/17/2018 3:00 PM

Bleacher Bums

A comedy conceived by Chicagoan and TV Star Joe Montenga, about a group of Cubs fan regulars who frequent the Wrigley Field bleachers.

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6/29/2018 7:30 PM - 7/15/2018 3:00 PM

Sugar

The "Some Like it Hot" Musical

Joe and Jerry escape Chicago by blending in with an all-female orchestra. Too bad “Josephine” falls for the lead singer, and a wealthy gentleman falls for the artist formerly known as Jerry.

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7/27/2018 7:30 PM - 8/5/2018 3:00 PM

Footloose

Teenaged Ren leaves his life in Chicago to settle in a farming town with his mom. But the new town has a strict ban on Ren’s favorite pasttime: dancing. Ren has no choice but to rebel.

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10/5/2018 7:00 PM - 10/7/2018 7:00 PM

Ghost Stories

In the Park... In the Dark!

A Naperville tradition! A night of fun for audiences of all ages!

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What's New?

Here's To Our Next 50 Years!!

 

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 determined to keep the tradition alive.

It Started With Doc

Donald "Doc" Shanower, professor emeritus at North Central College, formed this little group in 1966 to keep the drama students acting through the summer. Over numerous years, the group took on a life of its own, but Doc continued to be there, coming to most of our shows. Doc passed away in mid 2015 just before he could celebrate our Golden Anniversary with us. We miss you, Doc and thank you for giving us our start!

 

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

630-355-7969

info@summerplacetheatre.org

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