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There are many ways to get involved with The Summer Place, Naperville's community theatre for over fifty years!

Job Openings

Master Carpenter June-August 2017
$900 for the summer season

Summer Place Theatre is seeking a Master Carpenter to assist the Technical Director in leading construction of all three shows this summer. 

Skills Required:
*Knowledge of standard Set construction techniques (Flats, Platforms, Etc.)
*Basic knowledge of rigging
*Ability to use power tools safely
*Can Lead Projects
*Work with volunteers of all ability levels
*Excellent problem solving abilities

Stipend break down is as follows:
Spelling Bee: $300
Father of the Bride: $300
Anything Goes: $300

To apply, email resume and any photos of your work to

Summer Place Theatre does not provide housing or travel stipends.


Stage Manager for Father of the Bride May 22-July 9, 2017
$500 flat fee

Summer Place Theatre seeks a Stage Manager for its production of Father of the Bride.

Responsibilities include
*Attend Rehearsals
*Work with the Director to create and maintain a production calendar.
*Generate Rehearsal Reports
*Organize Production staff meetings
*Keep show organized
*Delegate tasks, when appropriate, to ASM or production staff as needed.
*Report changes in technical needs to the Tech Director
*Communicate with cast any changes in calls or schedule for rehearsals.
*Problem solving
*Work with and manage volunteers

To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter talking about your experiences stage managing live theatre and your work style to

Summer Place Theatre does not provide housing or travel stipends.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for help bringing our 2017 season to life! Summer Place is powered by dedicated, creative, generous, efficient people who donate their time to getting our shows off the ground.

Whether you can help for only one night, all summer or for a hour here and there, we would love to have you be part of the team! Volunteering opportunities include set building, costuming, backstage crew, ushering, concessions and box office support, props coordination, marketing and promotion, fundraising, play reading, and more. Find out how you and your family can get involved by emailing


A Partial List of Tasks Volunteers Do for Summer Place Theatre

  • Serve as actors, crew, orchestra
  • Usher
  • Assist costuming/props
  • Advertise in the program/online
  • Write/send press releases
  • Collect bios of technical crew and actors
  • Design and print tickets/postcards/programs
  • Post on social media outlets
  • Take cast/crew photos
  • Distribute promotional material
  • Help with move-in/move-out
  • Give money or in-kind donation
  • Post show info at online calendars
  • Volunteer management
  • Plan annual picnic
  • Design show posters 
  • Update website 
  • Post posters at local businesses
  • Build set for each show
  • Ask businesses for ads or in-kind donations
  • Schedule ushers/box office staffconcession staff for each show
  • Plan and execute marketing
  • Inventory concession products
  • Collect/erase scripts 
  • Research/write grants
  • Provide snacks during tech week
  • Tear down set for each show
  • Archive selection of programs, tickets, posters, photos, et
  • Thank sponsors/advertisers

Can you do one of these tasks? Email us now! And thank you for your support!


Check out our Auditions page for information about how and where to try out for any of our summer shows!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider supporting The Summer Place by buying an ad that will appear in our season's programs or on our website! Email for pricing.

Our theatre is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of our sponsors. Your donation is tax-deductible, and your name or the name of the loved one in whose memory you dedicate your donation will appear in our season's programs and here on our website. You can make a donation right here on our website by adding it to your cart when you purchase tickets for any of our shows. Not planning to buy tickets right now, but would like to donate anyway? Simply "Add a Donation" and check outyou don't need any other items in your cart for your generous gift to find its way to 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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