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6/18/2021 7:00 PM - 6/20/2021 10:00 PM

Summer Lovin': An Original Music Revue

June 18, 19, & 20, 2021

Welcome back to summer, and welcome back to live theatre! The Summer Place is returning to the stage after a year-long hiatus, and we have a whole season of great outdoor performances lined up to celebrate. We are kicking off our season with Summer Lovin’, an original musical revue chock-full of summertime Broadway favorites, performed by a talented cast of Chicago-area singers.

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7/16/2021 - 7/18/2021

A Christmas Carol

July 16, 17, & 18, 2021

Happy Holidays! Summer Place Theatre is celebrating Christmas in July with our second show of the season, A Christmas Carol, a 1940s radio theatre version of the classic Charles Dickens story adapted by Chris Corrigan. We'll perform live outdoors in Naperville July 16, 17, & 18. Stay tuned for more!

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8/20/2021 - 8/22/2021

The Mighty Ted

August 20, 21, & 22, 2021

When a pianist, comedian, and musical theatre buff suffers a stroke, he isn't the least surprised when wise-cracking doctors and singing physical therapists dance onto the scene. Summer Place Theatre is thrilled to present The Mighty Ted, a heartwarming musical comedy written by longtime Summer Place board member Ted Waltmire. Ted's stroke turned his life upside down, but it didn't damage his funny bone! We'll perform The Mighty Ted live outdoors in Naperville on August 20, 21, & 22. Stay tuned for more!

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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.

54 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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