Summer Place Theatre

About Summer Place Theatre

Summer Place Theatre is known for its musicals and performances, but when the autumn shadows grow longer and more menacing, SPT teams up with the Naperville Park District to perform Ghost Stories in the Park… In the Dark.

Summer Place Theatre got its start back in 1966 as a way to keep students active and their acting skills sharp over the summer months. It was founded by Donald “Doc” Shanower, then Dean of Theatre at North Central College in 1966. 2016 marked their 50th season, and shows were dedicated t0 Doc.

The Summer Place, a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-supported community, based in the Naperville area, strives to provide professional quality year round arts entertainment. They are committed to providing:

  • A supportive and collaborative environment for artists;
  • High quality, culturally enriching entertainment to the community;
  • Educational opportunities for all ages through mentoring and performance based participation.

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