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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.

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

Footloose

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

Sugar

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.

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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.

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

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

Camelot

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.

9 to 5 Read more

9 to 5

7/11/2014 8:00 PM - 7/20/2014 7:00 PM

 

July 11-20 2014

By: Dolly Parton (Composer, Lyricist), Patricia Resnick (Author)

An adaptation of the film by Colin Higgings (Screenplay), Patricia Resnick (Screenplay)

Legally Blonde Read more

Legally Blonde

6/28/2014 7:00 PM - 7/14/2014 5:00 AM

 

By: Heather Hach (author), Laurence O’Keefe (composer, lyricist), Nell Benjamin

(composer, lyricist)

June 28-July 14, 2014

The Desk Set Read more

The Desk Set

6/13/2014 8:00 PM - 6/22/2014 8:00 PM

 

The Desk Set

By: William Marchant

June 13-22, 2014

Oklahoma! Read more

Oklahoma!

7/15/2013 8:00 PM - 8/1/2013 5:00 PM

 

Oklahoma

By: Richard Rodgers (Composer), Oscar Hammerstein II (Lyricist, Author)

Harvey Read more

Harvey

7/13/2012 8:00 PM - 7/22/2012 5:30 PM

 

By: Mary Chase

July 13-22 2012
Grease Read more

Grease

7/8/2011 8:00 PM - 7/24/2011 5:30 PM

 

Grease

By: Jim Jacobs (author, composer, lyricist) and Warren Casey (author, composer,

lyricist)

July 8-24 2011

Gypsy Read more

Gypsy

2/5/2011 8:00 PM - 2/13/2011 5:00 PM

Gypsy

By: Arthur Laurents (Author), Jule Style (Composer), Stephen Sondheim (Lyricist)

February 5-13 2011

 

Sweet Charity Read more

Sweet Charity

8/6/2010 8:00 PM - 8/15/2010 10:30 PM

 

Sweet Charity

By: Neil Simon (author), Cy Coleman (composer), Dorothy Fields (lyricist)

August 6-15 2010

Kiss Me Kate Read more

Kiss Me Kate

7/31/2009 8:00 PM - 8/8/2009 4:00 PM

Kiss Me Kate
By: Cole Porter (composer, lyricist), Sam Spewack (author), Bella Spewack (author)
July 31-August 8 2009
 

 

Godspell Read more

Godspell

7/10/2009 8:00 PM - 7/18/2009 5:00 PM

 

Godspell

By: Stephen Schwartz (lyricist, composer) John-Michael Tebelak (author, conceived by)

July 10-18 2009

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.

The Rainmaker Read more

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.

Tartuffe Read more

Tartuffe

8/2/1996 7:00 PM - 8/11/1996 5:00 PM

Tartuffe
by Molière (author)
August 2-11 1996
Annie Get Your Gun Read more

Annie Get Your Gun

7/12/1996 8:00 PM - 7/28/1996 5:00 PM

 

Annie Get Your Gun
by Irving Berlin (composer, lyricist), Herbert Fields (author), Dorothy Fields (author)
Naperville Central High School
 
July 12 – 28, 1996
The Diary of Anne Frank Read more

The Diary of Anne Frank

2/9/1996 8:00 PM - 2/25/1996 8:00 PM

 

The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich (author), Albert Hackett (author)
an adaptation of
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank (author)
 
Naperville Central High School
 
February 9 – 25, 1996
Guys and Dolls Read more

Guys and Dolls

7/21/1995 8:00 PM - 8/6/1995 6:00 PM

 

Guys and Dolls

 

by Frank Loesser (composer, lyricist), Jo Swerling (author), Abe Burrows (author)

Naperville Central High School

 

July 21 – August 6, 1995

Dracula Read more

Dracula

7/7/1995 8:00 PM - 7/16/1995 5:00 PM

 

Dracula
by Hamilton Deane (adaptation), John Balderston (adaptation)
an adaptation of
the book
by Bram Stoker (author)
Naperville Central High School
Naperville, IL
Jul 7 – 16, 1995
Little Shop of Horrors Read more

Little Shop of Horrors

6/16/1995 7:00 PM - 6/25/1995 5:00 PM

 

Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by: Howard Ashman
Music by: Alan Menkin
 
Naperville Central College
June 16-25 1995
The Music Man Read more

The Music Man

7/22/1994 7:00 PM - 8/7/1994 5:00 PM

 

by Meredith Willson (author, composer, lyricist)
Naperville Central High School
Naperville, IL
Jul 22 – Aug 7, 1994
The Nerd Read more

The Nerd

7/8/1994 8:00 PM - 7/17/1994 5:00 PM

 

The Nerd
By: Larry Shue
 
Naperville Central High School
July 8-17 1994
Jesus Christ Superstar Read more

Jesus Christ Superstar

6/10/1994 7:00 PM - 6/19/1994 6:00 PM

 

Jesus Christ Superstar
By: Tim Rice (Lyricist, Author) Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer)
 
Naperville Central High School
June 10-19 1994
Heidi Read more

Heidi

2/4/1994 7:00 PM - 2/20/1994 3:00 AM

 

Heidi
Book  by: William Friedberg & Neil Simon
Lyrics by: Carolyn Leigh
Music by: Clay Warnick
West Side Story Read more

West Side Story

7/23/1993 8:00 PM - 8/8/1993 6:00 PM

 

West Side Story

By: Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, based on a concept by: Jerome Robbins

 

July 23-August 8

Look Homeward Angel Read more

Look Homeward Angel

7/8/1993 7:00 PM - 7/18/1993 8:00 PM

 

Look Homeward Angel

By: Kitty Frings


 

July 8-18 1993

Naperville Central High School

Noises Off Read more

Noises Off

6/11/1993 8:00 PM - 6/27/1993 3:00 PM

Noises Off
by Michael Frayn (author)
Naperville Central High School
 
Jun 11 – 27, 1993
Peter Pan Read more

Peter Pan

4/9/1993 7:00 PM - 4/18/1993 4:00 PM

Peter Pan
Peter Pan - The Musical
by Mark Charlap (composer), Carolyn Leigh (lyricist), Jule Styne (additional music), Betty Comden (additional lyrics), Adolph Green (additional lyrics)
an adaptation of
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie (author)

Born Yesterday Read more

Born Yesterday

7/5/1990 8:00 PM - 7/15/1990 5:00 PM

 

Born Yesterday
A Comedy in Three Acts
By: Garson Kanin
 
Donald R. Jamison Pavillion
July 5-15 1990
Side by Side by Sondheim Read more

Side by Side by Sondheim

6/8/1990 7:00 PM - 6/17/1990 2:00 PM

 

Side by Side by Sondheim
A Musical Entertainment 
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 
1990
Donald Jr. Jamison Pavillion
Guys and Dolls Read more

Guys and Dolls

8/7/1979 7:00 PM - 8/12/1979 7:00 PM

Guys and Dolls
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on the Story and Characters of Damon Runyan
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

A Streetcar Named Desire Read more

A Streetcar Named Desire

7/5/1979 7:00 PM - 7/15/1979 5:00 PM

 

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams (author)
North Central College
Naperville, IL

 
July 5-15 1979
"Barefoot in the Park" Read more

"Barefoot in the Park"

7/10/1969 2:00 AM - 7/20/1969 2:00 AM

 

Summer Place Players Open With Funny Opus

By Robert Barclay
Beacon-News Staff Writer

"Barefoot in the Park" Read more

"Barefoot in the Park"

7/10/1969 2:00 AM - 7/20/1969 3:00 AM

 

Summer Place Players Open With Funny Opus

By Robert Barclay
Beacon-News Staff Writer

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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!

The Summer Place, Inc.
P.O. Box 2394
Naperville, IL 60567
630-355-7969
info@summerplacetheatre.org

 

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

 

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