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Event date: 7/7/2017 7:30 PM - 7/9/2017 3:00 PM Export event
Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

July 7-9, Naperville Central HS Auditorium

This very funny comedy began as a novel by Edward Streeter and became a film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton did a reboot of the story, but we're performing the original. 

The Father of the Bride is Mr. Banks, whose daughter Kay suddenly drops the news that she is engaged. Of course, the whole family agrees it will be a simple, small, modest wedding. But Mrs. Banks is sure she can sneak in just a few more of her friends. The oldest son, Ben, is sure no one will mind if he invites a few people. Even little Tommy Banks wonders why he doesn't have a say in who can come. Before long, the "small" wedding has gotten completely out of control, causing no shortage of hilarious consequences for poor Mr. Banks.

The ups and downs of planning a modern wedding have never been funnier as they are captured by Streeter.

Directed by David Belew. Produced by Susan Vulich.

Only 4 chances to see this comedy classic: 

  • Friday, July 7, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 8, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, July 9, 3:00pm

Tickets start at $10. Save money with a Season Ticket and see all 3 great shows!   Get Your Tickets

Auditions

Auditions will take place Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. Check out our Auditions page for more information.

Cast of Characters

Mr. Banks: Male, 40-59, the father of the bride

Mrs. Banks: Female, 40-55, Mr. Banks' wife and the mother of the bride

Kay Banks: Female, 20-29, the bride

Buckley Dunstan: Male, 20-30, the groom

Ben Banks: Male, 18-19, the oldest Banks boy

Tommy Banks: Male, 15-16, the youngest Banks boy

Delilah: Female, 30-40, the Banks' maid

Miss Bellamy: Female, 25-45, Mr. Banks' secretary

Peggy Swift: Female, 18-19, Ben's girlfriend

Buzz Taylor: Male, 15-16, Tommy's best friend

Mr. Massoula: Male or Female, 25-55, the wedding planner

Other Characters

Joe: Male, 25-35
Mrs. Pulitzki: Female, 50-70
Red/Rebecca, Pete/Patricia: Male or Female, 18-70
Tim's Man/Woman: Male or Female, 18-70
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All Performances are at Naperville Central HS Auditorium

Naper Central High School Auditorium, West Side of campus
Click map for directions.

 

When the kids leave for summer, we move in!

All performances of our summer shows are held in the spacious 600+ seat auditorium of Naperville Central High School. There's plenty of room and plenty of free parking! 

Entrance is only through ONE door, on the WEST SIDE of the school campus. Look for our banner above the auditorium entrance. Our box office is just inside and opens one hour before each performance.

Click the map image to get directions via Google Maps. The school address is 440 W Aurora Ave. There's a right-turn-only entrance into the parking lot off east-bound Aurora avenue, a right-turn-only entrance on north-bound West street, and an entrance into the parking lot on Hillside, to the south of the school. 

Upcoming Shows

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 6/16/2017 7:30 PM - 6/25/2017 3:00 PM

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

June 16-25, Naperville Central HS Auditorium

June 16-25 Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee invites audience members to participate in the hallowed middle school tradition of spelling complicated words while trying to suppress thoughts of cute classmates, family drama, and self-doubt. Rated PG-13.

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride 7/7/2017 7:30 PM - 7/9/2017 3:00 PM

Father of the Bride

July 7-9, Naperville Central HS Auditorium

July 7-9 This very funny comedy began as a novel by Edward Streeter and became a film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton did a reboot of the story, but we're performing the original in all its nostalgic glory to show how simple weddings once were!

Anything Goes

Anything Goes 7/28/2017 7:30 PM - 8/6/2017 3:00 PM

Anything Goes

July 28 - August 6, Naperville Central HS Auditorium

July 28 - August 6 The Cole Porter classic and a favorite of musical theatre enthusiasts everywhere. Anything Goes is a love story, a crime drama, a statement about celebrity and above all one wild comedy ride! Coming to Summer Place Theatre for two weekends to cap our summer season.

Past shows

The Music Man

The Music Man 7/29/2016 7:30 PM - 8/7/2016 3:00 PM

The Music Man

Naperville Central High School Auditorium, July 29-Aug 7, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm

The Music Man is Harold Hill, a con artist who practices his art on the citizens of River City, Iowa, only to fall for skeptical librarian Marian.

50 Years of Musicals from the Summer Place Theatre

50 Years of Musicals from the Summer Place Theatre 7/8/2016 7:30 PM - 7/10/2016 3:00 PM

50 Years of Musicals from the Summer Place Theatre

Naperville Central High School Auditorium, July 8-10, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3:00pm

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar 6/17/2016 7:30 PM - 6/26/2016 3:00 PM

Jesus Christ Superstar

Naperville Central High School Auditorium, June 17-26, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm

This ground-breaking rock opera attempts to get into the heads of famous Bible characters such as Jesus, Judas, and Mary Magdalene at a pivotal moment in Christian history: the last days of Jesus of Nazareth.

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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