Special 40th Anniversary Benefit "This is the Moment"

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Matt Whalen / Monday, January 9, 2023 / Categories: Past Shows

Special 40th Anniversary Benefit "This is the Moment"

Event date: 4/1/2006 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Export event
Special 40th Anniversary Benefit   "This is the Moment"

The Summer Place held a special benefit concert
reviewing musical selections from many of the shows
the theatre company has done over the years. Accompanying this gala event was a silent auction and savory appetizers and desserts provided by fabulous Naperville chefs.

“THIS IS THE MOMENT”, celebrated 40 years of live theatre in Naperville. The benefit was held April 1, 2006, 6:30pm at the Naperville Central Little Theatre and began with a silent auction and refreshments.

Twenty of the most talented Chicagoland performers, who have been a part of Summer Place Theatre’s past 40 years, performed a two-hour concert featuring favorite selections from many of our past performances.

Performers included Amy Arbizzani of Chicago, Steve Calzaretta of Rolling Meadows, Laurie Edwalds of West Chicago, Jim Heatherly of Bloomingdale, Elizabeth Lanza of Bloomington, Timothy Mullen of Hinsdale, Olivia Palak of Lisle, Joseph Tokarz of Oak Park, Steve Zeidler of Lombard, Marie Svejda-Groh, Jason Groh, and Heather Hutchison of Aurora, and Matt Colbert, Cynthia Hartigan, Ken Kaden, Cynthia Lauren Grant, Paul Mullen, Jon Stricker, Kaitlin Tunney, Jeff Victor, and Matt Whalen of Naperville.

The program was directed by Timothy Mullen, Heather Hutchison, and Marie Svejda-Groh and produced by Lynn Hodak and Judy DiVita.

Tickets for the benefit were $50 and only 230 tickets were available. The theatre is located on Porter Street west of Washington in Naperville, just south of Naper Settlement. See a map here.

A Shout Out Thank you to our generous donors and sponsors:

Here are just some of the silent auction items
Savory delights provided by
these fabulous Naperville chefs
Lunch with Mayor Pradel
Belgio's Catering

White Sox tickets, Parking included
The City Club
of Naperville, Inc.
Dinners and certificates at our generous food sponsors
as well as other Naperville businesses.    
Catch 35
Live Entertainment for your party or event    
Taste by Design
Golf foursome with cart and lunch included
at Naperville Country Club
Family night at Country Inn and Suites
Wolfgang Puck Express
Tickets to Colin Powell at Benedictine U.
Items and services for the home
Architectural, contactor, design services from
Lellbach builders
Humidifier from Energy Services
Fabulous Live floral arrangement
Certificate to the Design Center
Tickets to North Central Performing Arts Program
Blind Boys of Alabama
Certificate to Roseland Home Decor
Certificate for Jon Ric Salon
Dinner / Theatre packages
Sporting Goods and Lessons
Neal Gates Photography     
Two Kitchens dinners and cooking classes

Many fabulous Gift Baskets


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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, 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 https://www.naperville.net/

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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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