Event date: 7/19/2019 7:30 PM - 8/3/2019 7:30 PM Export event
Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm at Community Yellow Box Theatre
Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson.
Book by Catherine Johnson.
Originally conceived by Judy Craymer.
Originally produced in London by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal.
Additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.
Music published by Universal Music Publishing Group and EMI Grove Park Music, Inc. and EMI Waterford Music Inc.
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. Sophie wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. But there’s a problem: who is he? Her mother Donna never said, but a peek in mom’s old diary uncovers three possibilities, and Sophie invites them all to the wedding!
“Dancing Queen,” “The Name of the Game,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and many more great ’70’s staples by the Swedish Sensation, and it’s all performed for you by your friends and neighbors of The Summer Place!
Amy Rodriguez - Sophie
Katie Zarletti - Ali/ensemble
Maria Alexandra - Lisa/ensemble
Adam Rociles - Sky
Jack Colombo - Pepper/ensemble
Marie Groh - Donna
Jessica Woodburn - Rosie
Terri Goodman - Tanya
Jaime Sandoval - Sam Carmichael
Rick Love - Harry Bright
Matt Whalen - Bill Austin
Sean Michael Williams - Ensemble/Father Alexandrios
Brian Teper - Ensemble/Eddie
Dan Judy - Ensemble
Nick Welter - Ensemble
Leen Abusalem - Ensemble
Maddie McDowell - Ensemble
Nickel Hays - Ensemble/Dance Captain/Young Donna
Charlotte Totten - Young Sophie
Directed by Samantha Sieghart with vocal direction by Kyra Leigh
Of course we chose 2 powerful women to bring you the musical about woman power!
Sam is taking the Chicagoland theatre scene by storm as an upcoming director and choreographer. You saw her choreography in our rendition of Footloose last year, and before that she assistant-directed and choreographed The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Natural Talent Productions in St. Charles. She’s lady of the dance in Big Noise Theatre’s 9 to 5 opening April 26 and in Death & Pretzel’s production of Helvetica opening May 2.
Kyra comes to us with nearly 20 years experience in Music and Vocal Direction from Indiana, Texas and all around Chicagoland. For the past 10 years she’s coached for Mary Nigohosian NieKamp and her private voice students at Neuqua Valley HS and directs at Chicago’s School of Rock, so we know she’s going to bring the sound of ABBA to life for us.
Kayla Lollar - Music Director
Rex Meyer - Assistant Music Director/Accompanist
Charles Martin - Technical Director/Scenic Designer
Samuel Stephen - Lighting Designer/Projections
Jeff Sand - Sound Designer/Producer
Jane Grebeck - Costume Designer
Sara Blankestyn & Sharesa Uher Moffitt - Props Designers
9 Chances to enjoy this fun-packed show, performed at the beautiful Community Yellow Box Theatre at Rickert and Ogden in Naperville: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and a Saturday matinee at 2:00pm for three weekends beginning July 19.
Tickets are on sale now. Grab them while you can. Since this is the first time the play is available to community theatres, they’ll be in high demand. Back in the early ’70’s, Summer Place grabbed Fiddler on the Roof before anyone else, and we played to full houses.
But wait - don’t forget that this is one of 3 great productions at the Summer Place. On June 7 we open the season with the 70th anniversary celebration of South Pacific, and then on June 28 we bring you the very fast-paced comedy My Three Angels. So why not enjoy all 3 at one low price with a season ticket? Grab yours here.
Director: Samantha Sieghart
Vocal Director: Kyra Leigh
Music Director: Kayla Lollar
Assistant Music Director/Accompanist: Rex Meyer
Technical Director/Scenic Designer: Charles Martin
Lighting Designer/Projections: Samuel Stephen
Sound Designer/Producer: Jeff Sand
Costume Designer: Jane Grebeck
Props Designers: Sara Blankestyn & Sharesa Uher Moffitt
Still need key positions filled, including a Stage Manager needed immediately. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org