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Newsies Read more


7/21/2023 7:30 PM - 8/6/2023 3:00 PM

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.

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The Pajama Game

6/16/2023 7:30 PM - 6/25/2023 3:00 PM

A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping, comedic love story.

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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.

We went last night and it was wonderful! The voices were superb- "Sue M."

I attended last Saturday evening's performance of The Sound of Music. I truly encourage anyone who would like to see a beautiful story and hear gorgeous music to buy a ticket and go... at least once! I went twice and was so glad I did! it was a joy to watch this wonderful company of actors and to hear the beautiful voices. Now go get your tickets!  It will be one of the highlights of your summer. -Betty H.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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The Rainmaker

2/12/1999 8:00 PM - 2/21/1999 2:00 PM

The Rainmaker
Feb. 12-14 & 19-21
A gentle comedy about a ranch family's test of love
when a con man drifts into their lives promising rain,
but bringing tenderness and affection in a hot, dry season.

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, 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! We are a proud member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Summer Place, Inc.                                                                                                                                     

P.O. Box 2394
Naperville, IL 60567


Partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


And by a grant from the Naperville Special Events & Cultural Amenities Fund.

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