Past Summer Place Shows

Past Shows

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Ghost Story Workshop

8/20/2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to tell a ghost story? Don Gingold, Director and "Ghost Host" of Ghost Stories in the Park... In the Dark! can teach you at a workshop in August. And you might even tell your story to an audience in October! Learn how.

The Sound of Music Read more

The Sound of Music

7/15/2022 7:30 PM - 7/31/2022 3:00 PM

EVERY SHOW A STANDING OVATION! "I've seen several versions and this is the BEST Sound of Music I've seen." The hills are alive with the sound of music! The perennial favorite Broadway Musical is now a wonderful memory! Learn more about the show, the cast, the production team, and the lovely reviews.

The Mighty Ted Read more

The Mighty Ted

8/20/2021 7:00 PM - 8/22/2021 9:00 PM

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 ...

Christmas Carol: A 1940's Radio Show Read more

Christmas Carol: A 1940's Radio Show

7/16/2021 7:00 PM - 7/18/2021 8:30 PM

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 ...

Summer Lovin': An Original Music Revue Read more

Summer Lovin': An Original Music Revue

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

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.

Ghost Stories Read more

Ghost Stories

10/2/2020 7:00 PM - 10/4/2020 7:00 PM


To those lucky enough to get tickets, read on for details. For those who still want to enjoy some ghost stories, we have good news! Click the Read More button.

Ghost Stories Read more

Ghost Stories

10/4/2019 7:00 PM - 10/6/2019 7:00 PM

A Naperville tradition! A night of fun for audiences of all ages!

For dates, times and other info, click the Read More button.

Mamma Mia! Read more

Mamma Mia!

7/19/2019 7:30 PM - 8/3/2019 7:30 PM

The international megahit. 54 million people worldwide have laughed and danced with joy to this unforgettable jukebox musical, and now it’s coming to Naperville’s Community Theatre!

The great songs of ABBA weave together a tale of love, marriage, family and finding where you belong.

My Three Angels Read more

My Three Angels

6/28/2019 7:30 PM - 6/29/2019 7:30 PM

On an island off the coast of Guiana, three convicts take a job repairing the home of a nice French family. When the family’s greedy cousins arrive from Europe, the convicts make it their mission to protect the family’s interests, using all the tools in their criminal arsenal. The 1955 movie version of this crime comedy stars Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray.

South Pacific Read more

South Pacific

6/7/2019 7:30 PM - 6/15/2019 7:30 PM

On the south sea island of Bali Ha'i, two couples fall in love against the backdrop of a dangerous espionage mission that could turn the tide of WWII. A US Navy nurse and a young American lieutenant must each battle their deeply ingrained prejudices in order to find happiness with the one they love. Celebrating its 70th year, this Pulitzer- and Tony-winning classic remains a favorite with songs like “There Is Nothin' Like a Dame” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”

Footloose Read more


7/27/2018 8:30 PM - 8/5/2018 3:00 PM

Teenaged Ren leaves his life in Chicago to settle in a farming town with his mom. But the new town has a strict ban on Ren’s favorite pasttime: dancing. Ren has no choice but to rebel.

For a recap and photos from the show, click the Read More button.

Sugar Read more


6/29/2018 8:30 PM - 7/15/2018 4:00 PM

To escape gangster Spats Palazzo, Joe and Jerry hitch a ride to Florida disguised as members of a band--a female band.

For a recap and photos, click the Read More button.

Bleacher Bums Read more

Bleacher Bums

6/8/2018 8:30 PM - 6/17/2018 4:00 PM

It's root, root, root for the home team, and die-hard Chicago Cubs fans are making wagers. Unfortunately, baseball is about all they have in common. Things may get hilarious.

For dates, times and other info, click the Read More button.

By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing Read more

By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing

3/23/2018 8:30 PM - 3/25/2018 3:00 PM

All 2018 shows have to do with Illinois since it's our 200th Birthday, and we start the season with a musical revue conceived and directed by our own Cynthia Lauren-Grant.

For dates, times and other info, click the Read More button.

Christmas Music at the Mall Read more

Christmas Music at the Mall

12/18/2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come jingle with us at the mall this Monday, December 18! Our show starts at 8:00 and we're one of a number of acts performing there. 

Anything Goes Read more

Anything Goes

7/28/2017 8:30 PM - 8/6/2017 4:00 PM

July 28 - August 6 The Cole Porter classic and a favorite of musical theatre enthusiasts everywhere. Anything Goes is a love story, a crime drama, a statement about celebrity and above all one wild comedy ride! Coming to Summer Place Theatre for two weekends to cap our summer season.

Father of the Bride Read more

Father of the Bride

7/7/2017 8:30 PM - 7/9/2017 4:00 PM

July 7-9 This very funny comedy began as a novel by Edward Streeter and became a film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton did a reboot of the story, but we're performing the original in all its nostalgic glory to show how simple weddings once were!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Read more

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

6/16/2017 8:30 PM - 6/25/2017 4:00 PM

June 16-25 Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee invites audience members to participate in the hallowed middle school tradition of spelling complicated words while trying to suppress thoughts of cute classmates, family drama, and self-doubt. Rated PG-13.

The Music Man Read more

The Music Man

7/29/2016 8:30 PM - 8/7/2016 4:00 PM

The Music Man is Harold Hill, a con artist who practices his art on the citizens of River City, Iowa, only to fall for skeptical librarian Marian.

Jesus Christ Superstar Read more

Jesus Christ Superstar

6/17/2016 8:30 PM - 6/26/2016 4:00 PM

This ground-breaking rock opera attempts to get into the heads of famous Bible characters such as Jesus, Judas, and Mary Magdalene at a pivotal moment in Christian history: the last days of Jesus of Nazareth.

Camelot! Read more


7/31/2015 8:30 PM - 8/9/2015 4:00 PM


Romance, pageantry, and betrayal in King Arthur’s ideal society abound in this classic musical with a glorious, timeless score by Lerner and Loewe. “Don’t let it be forgot that once there was a spot for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”
Monty Python's Spamalot Read more

Monty Python's Spamalot

7/10/2015 8:30 PM - 7/19/2015 4:00 PM


Take Monty Python’s twisted telling of King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail, add the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert with self-referential lyics, snappy tunes, and you have the Broadway hit from 2005, which had its world premiere in Chicago.
William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead Read more

William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead

6/5/2015 8:30 PM - 6/14/2015 4:00 PM

Don’t let this true and accurate account of the 1599 Zombie Plague scare you off as the Globe Theater survives with this hilarious take on actors vs. zombies all wrapped around the lines and plots of Shakespeare’s famous plays.

Even Stevens Read more

Even Stevens

3/13/2009 9:00 PM - 3/21/2009 9:00 PM

This is a musical review of some of our favorite tunes from the works of Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz. Come join us as we celebrate the works of two theatrical geniuses! 

Schwartz music you might have heard: Godspell, Pippin, Wicked, Enchanted, and others.
Sondheim music you might know: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and more.

Guys & Dolls Read more

Guys & Dolls

7/31/2008 8:30 PM - 8/10/2008 4:00 PM

An oddball romantic musical comedy set in Damon Runyons mythical New York City where a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

Arsenic & Old Lace Read more

Arsenic & Old Lace

7/11/2008 8:30 PM - 7/20/2008 4:00 PM

A slapstick comedy about a drama critic who learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

The Secret Garden Read more

The Secret Garden

6/20/2008 8:30 PM - 6/29/2008 4:00 PM

A touching musical tale of young Mary, orphaned in India and sent to live with an eternally grieving uncle and his crippled son in their 1906 Victorian mansion. She bravely brings new life to abhidden, neglected garden and to her new family.

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About The Summer Place

The Summer Place, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) 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.

We are Naperville's Community TheatreSM. 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!

The Summer Place, Inc.
P.O. Box 2394
Naperville, IL 60567


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