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Summer Place Theater Announces 2019 Lineup
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Summer Place Theater Announces 2019 Lineup

Escape to the Islands this summer with 3 exotic-locale productions in Naperville

NAPERVILLE (Dec. 1, 2018) -- Summer Place Theater in Naperville has announced the lineup for this summer’s 2019 season and invites the community to Escape to the Islands with three exciting, exotic-locale productions. Season tickets for the 53rd season of Naperville’s first community theater are on sale now!

  • South Pacific: Summer Place Theater will begin the 2019 season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's World War II epic which combines several elements of James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of stories, Tales of the South Pacific. With one of Broadway’s most beautiful and endearing scores filled with some of the most popular tunes in musical theater history, and covering themes that touch on some of the most important cultural topics that are as relevant today as they were when the musical opened in 1949, South Pacific remains a true American classic.

  • My Three Angels: Based on the French play La Cuisine Des Anges, this uproarious comedy tells the story of three convicts in the tropical prison colony of Cayenne who are employed as roofers and run into trouble on Christmas Eve.  Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, the three prisoners try to set matters right in this captivating and comedic treasure. A film version titled We’re No Angels in 1955 starred Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov .

  • Secret Surprise Musical: Production rights prevent the revelation of Summer Place’s final show of 2019 until April 1. In fact, we invite the community to guess what musical it is for a chance to win free tickets! This recent Broadway hit fits in with our theme and is full of popular sing-a-long hits the whole family will love!  


Season tickets are now on sale and they make great stocking stuffers for the holidays!  Buy yours now!


Auditions for slate of summer shows will begin in April. Please keep an eye on our Auditions page, “like” us on Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on important season announcements!

About Summer Place

Summer Place Theatre was founded in 1966 by Donald "Doc" Shanower, then Dean of Theatre at North Central College in Naperville, as a way to keep his students active and their acting skills sharp over the summer. Over the years, the community theater has produced hundreds of musicals, dramas, and comedies, using a variety of venue types within the Naperville city limits.

Here are the dates of the summer's line-up:

South Pacific
Two Weekends:
June 7-9 & 14-16

Rodgers and Hammersein's Broadway classic!

Music Director: Emma Gingold

Producer: Steve Koek

My Three Angels
One Weekend
June 28-30

Uproarious comedy about 3 convicts in a tropical prison.

Producer: Susan Vulich

Mystery Musical
Three Weekends!
July 19-21; 26-28; Aug 2-4

We can't tell you yet, but you're going to love it!

Director & Choreographer: Samantha Sieghart

Producer: Jeff Sand


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