Summer Place, Naperville's Community Theatre




6/19/2020 7:30 PM - 6/28/2020 3:00 PM


Fridays, Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 3:00pm; NCHS Auditorium

Stop 1 in our 2020 Freedom Tour, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. American writer Cliff falls for British cabaret singer Sally in 1930s Berlin as the Nazis rise to power. “Wilkommen” to the dark and desperate Kit Kat Klub and the folks who are trying to get by in a world that is rapidly changing for the worse.

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7/10/2020 7:30 PM - 7/12/2020 3:00 PM

The Diary of Anne Frank

One Weekend Only: Friday, Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3:00pm; NCHS Auditorium

Stop 2 in our 2020 Freedom Tour, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. See through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne as she navigates the confusing world of adolescence, while hiding in a tiny room with her Jewish family in 1940s Amsterdam. Based on real diary entries from 1942 to 1945, this play won both the Tony and the Pulitzer the year it opened.

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7/24/2020 7:30 PM - 8/2/2020 3:00 PM

The Sound of Music

Fridays, Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 3:00pm; NCHS Auditorium

The final stop in our 2020 Freedom Tour celebrating the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II. Nun-in-training Maria becomes the governess for the seven von Trapp children, who refused to be brought in line until Maria worked her musical magic. Set in Nazi controlled Austria, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic contains such gems as “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” and “Edelweiss.”

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Coming Soon: Our 2020 Season

Season Tickets Now On Sale!

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This will save paper, time, be more convenient for you, and help us manage the ticketing process more efficiently with our limited volunteer staff.
(Purchasing 15+ tickets? Call us for a group discount! Don't buy online.)

But if you want to buy your tickets by mail or phone, here's how.

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.

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!

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