Summer Place, Naperville's Community Theatre

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

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

Sugar

The "Some Like it Hot" Musical

To escape gangster Spats Palazzo, Joe and Jerry hitch a ride to Florida disguised as members of a band--a female band.

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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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Latest News

52 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!

Welcome to Our Website

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.

Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Illinois!

The 2018 Summer Place Season is recognized as an official Illinois state Bicentennial Commission Project.

Learn more about the commission at their website.