Summer Place, Naperville's Community Theatre

2019, Our 53rd Season:

Escape to the Islands

 

6/7/2019 7:30 PM - 6/16/2019 3:00 PM

South Pacific

Two Weekends: June 7-16, 2019; Location TBD

On the south sea island Bali Ha'i, two couples fall in love against the backdrop of a dangerous espionage mission that could turn the tide of WWII. A US Navy nurse and a young American lieutenant must each battle their deeply ingrained prejudices in order to find happiness with the one they love. At 70 years old this year, this Pulitzer- and Tony-winning classic remains a favorite with songs like “Nothing Like a Dame” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”

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6/28/2019 7:30 PM - 6/30/2019 3:00 PM

My Three Angels

One Weekend: June 28-30, 2019; Location TBD

On an island off the coast of Guiana, three convicts take a job repairing the home of a nice French family. When the family’s greedy cousins arrive from Europe, the convicts make it their mission to protect the family’s interests, using all the tools in their criminal arsenal. The 1955 movie version of this crime comedy stars Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray.

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7/19/2019 7:30 PM - 8/4/2019 3:00 PM

?? Surprise Musical ??

Three Weekends: July 19-August 4; Location TBD

Our super-secret, super-cool third show is slotted for the end of July, and we're so excited about it we're doing it for three weekends! But it's so new, the publisher won't let us tell you the title until April 1st. Read on, and we'll give you a hint, plus a chance to score free tickets!

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2018: Happy 200th Birthday, Illinois

Let's take a look back at the shows from 2018 when we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the State of Illinois.

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53 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.