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Remembering Steve Koek

along with another great friend of the theater Sharon Place

Don Gingold 0 414 Article rating: 5.0

We are saddened to hear of the passing of our friend and fellow board member Steve Koek.

During his short time with Summer Place, he made some wonderful contributions to local theatre...

Announcing the cast of Summer Lovin', premiering June 18

Enjoy summertime showtunes at our first live musical since March 2020

Emma Gingold 0 156 Article rating: 5.0

After the year we've had, we could use some good news. Well, here it is: Summer Place Theatre is BACK, and we're thrilled to announce the cast of our first show of the 2021 season! Summer Lovin' is an original musical revue conceived and directed by Emma Gingold and Jeff Sand, with music direction by Rex Meyer. The 21-person cast and the live band are made up of the finest musicians in the Chicago area, and they can't wait to perform live outdoors this June.

The Mighty Ted

August 20, 21, & 22, 2021

Emma Gingold 0 405 Article rating: 4.0

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!

Christmas Carol: A 1940's Radio Show

July 16, 17, & 18, 2021 at 95th Street Pavilion

Emma Gingold 0 373 Article rating: 3.6

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!

Summer Lovin': An Original Music Revue

June 18, 19, & 20, 2021 at 95th St Community Plaza Wagner Pavilion

Emma Gingold 0 1182 Article rating: 3.4

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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