2019, Our 53rd Season:

Escape to the Islands


6/7/2019 8:30 PM - 6/15/2019 8:30 PM

Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Two Weekends: Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm at Community Yellow Box Theatre

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.”

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6/28/2019 8:30 PM - 6/29/2019 8:30 PM

My Three Angels

One Weekend: Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm at Community Yellow Box Theatre

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.

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

Mamma Mia!

Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm at Community Yellow Box Theatre

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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2018: Happy 200th Birthday, Illinois

Let's take a look back at the shows from 2018 when we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the State of Illinois.

Welcome to Our Website

We welcome you to look around our website to learn more about us.

In fact, the About Us page tells a little bit about our company and its officers and board members. We put on Summer Shows each year - usually 3. Over the past 50 years, that's a lot of shows, and we're building an Archive of past shows to commemorate our Golden Anniversary. You can look up the shows and more importantly, the people in them. 

Then in the fall we present Ghost Stories ... In the Park ... In the Dark, a fun and spooky evening for kids of all ages.

To keep you in the know, we have a News page on our website and a newsletter as well so the news can come to you. Scroll down a bit and you'll see our Newsletter Signup. We promise not to bombard you with email and we certainly won't give your email address to anyone else.

It takes a lot of talented people and a lot of work to put on these shows. If you have a knack for acting, singing, painting, building, makeup, costumes, sales, design - we said it takes a lot! - and you have a love for theatre, then we want you in our Community. Get Involved wherever you'd like. We'd love to have you work with us.

53 Years! Can you believe it?

Donald Doc Shanower

It wasn't that long ago when we played at North Central College outside under a tin roof. But we've come a long way and we're determined to keep the tradition alive.

It Started With Doc

Donald "Doc" Shanower, professor emeritus at North Central College, formed this little group in 1966 to keep the drama students acting through the summer. Over numerous years, the group took on a life of its own, but Doc continued to be there, coming to most of our shows. Doc passed away in mid 2015 just before he could celebrate our Golden Anniversary with us. We miss you, Doc and thank you for giving us our start!

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Event date: 7/27/2018 8:30 PM - 8/5/2018 4:00 PM Export event


Teenaged Ren McCormack leaves his life in Chicago to settle in a rural town with his mom. But the new town has a strict ban on Ren’s favorite pasttime: dancing. Ren struggles against the conservative attitude of Reverend Moore, who has stifled the ability of Ren's new classmates to express themselves.

Aided by the reverend's daughter Ariel and Ren's new best friend Willard, Ren learns why the town doesn't dance, and how to start changing that.

This 80s rock musical featured such popular hits as "Let's Hear it for the Boy," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Almost Paradise," and, of course, "Footloose."





Michael Metcalf as Ren McCormack

Hannah Yonan as Ariel Moore

Rick Love as Rev. Shaw Moore

Kelley Dale as Vi Moore

Matt Weaver as Willard Hewitt

James Bleecker, Jr. as Chuck Cranston

Shaheen Kapambwe as Rusty

Abbie Friedenberg as Urleen

Margaret Rogers as Wendy Jo

Martha Capo as Ethel McCormack

Steve Koek as Wes Warnicker

Lori Bush Shepard as Lulu Warnicker

Nickel Hays as Betty Blast, Eleanor Dunbar, Dance Captain

Keith Barrack as Travis, Cowboy Bob, Dance Captain

Bryan Perez as Lyle

Chris Knight as Principal Clark

Sean Michael Williams as Coach Dunbar, Ensemble

Jake Murphy as Jeter

Maddie McDowell as Bickle, Band Member

Andrew Popovich as Garvin

Tina Boffa as Band Member, Ensemble

Lauren Kessler as Band Member, Ensemble

Madysen Simanonis as Band Member, Dancer, Ensemble

Lizzy Hughes as Dancer, Ensemble

Sarah Morton as Dancer, Ensemble

Krista Sherinian as Cop, Ensemble

Production Team

Madison Smith

Music Director:
Emma Gingold

Samantha Sieghart

Producer, Sound:
Jeff Sand

Technical Director:
Jensine Waller

Scenic Designer:
Sabrina Zeidler

Lighting Designer:
Alaina Pizzoferrato

Costume Designer:
Mackenzie Grattan

Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford


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