HISTORY

 
 

Summer Rep was founded in 1972 by “Uncle Frank” Zwolinski.  Now led by Artistic Director, James Newman, Summer Rep grew from a summer theatre program that produced two productions each summer to the professional repertory theatre company that you see today.  Repertory has always been important to the company as it truly showcases the talent of actors, technicians and designers.  Students and company members of Summer Rep are routinely featured on Broadway, in National tours, and on major television shows. Notable alumni include television and film star Benjamin Bratt, Grace Gealey of Fox’s Empire; and Thomas Schumacher, President of Disney Theatrical Group.

PAST SHOWS

2016

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Merrily We Roll Along

Boeing Boeing

The Little Dog Laughed

Rock of Ages

2015
South Pacific
Tartuffe
Emma
Little Shop of Horrors
Peter and the Starcatcher

2014
Chorus Line
 La Cage aux Folles
 9 to 5
 The Odd Couple
 Present Laughter 

2013 
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
 Fox on the Fairway
 Pirates of Penzance
 SHREK the Musical
 Stones in his Pockets 

2012 
Avenue Q
 The Mousetrap
 Passion Play
 Sweet Charity
Xanadu 

2011
Company
 A Flea in her Ear
 Hairspray!
 The Piano Lesson
 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 

2010 
Dangerous Liaison with Vampires
 Forever Plaid
 The Full Monty
 Peter Pan
 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2009 
The Wedding Singer
 Lend Me a Tenor
 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 Mame! 
 Barefoot in the Park

2008 
The Crucible
 The Producers
 Kiss Me, Kate
 The Women
 Snoopy!!!

2007
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
 The Talented Mr. Ripley
 Working
 The Learned Ladies
 Tick…Tick…BOOM!
 Disney’s Aladdin

2006
Seussical the Musical
 Human Events
 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
 Kimberly Akimbo
 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

2005
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
 Agnes of God
 The Man Who Came to Dinner
 Woman in Mind
 The Full Monty

2004
Bye Bye Birdie
 Our Town
 Into the Woods
 The Foreigner
 Present Laughter

2003
Rocky Horror Picture Show
 Arcadia
 Wit
 Music Man
 Moon Over Buffalo

2002
Honk
 Sylvia
 Book of Days
 Pension Grillparzer
 Diary of Anne Frank
 Little Shop of Horrors

2001
Gala
 Street Scene
 On The Verge
 Noises Off
 Chorus Line
 Peter Pan
 Picasso At the Lapin Agile

2000
The Wizard of Oz
 Sylvia
 Romeo & Juliet
 84, Charing Cross Road
 Victor/Victoria
 Adventures in Theatre

1999
Grease
 Charley’s Aunt
 The Visit
 Laughter on the 23rd Floor
 The Will Rogers Follies

1998
The Sound of Music
 Bullshot Crummond
 Judevine
 Harvey
 Hair
 Ghosts

1997
Nunsense
 The Ballad of the Sad Café
 The Madwoman of Challiot
 Accomplice
 Annie Warbucks
 The Ladies of the Camellias

1996
Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 Hay Fever
 I Remember Mama
 Ten Little Indians
 Cabaret
 The Lion in Winter

1995
The Secret Garden
 Paradise Hotel
 The Grapes of Wrath
 Lettice & Lovage
 Jesus Christ Superstar
 Lost in Yonkers

1994
Once Upon a Mattress
 The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild
 The Crucible
 Lend Me a Tenor
 Singin’ in the Rain
 Sleuth

1993
Little Shop of Horrors
 You Can’t Take It With You
 The Boys Next Door
 The Miracle Worker
 Mame!
 Blithe Spirit

1992
Annie Get Your Gun
 The Odd Couple
 The Three Musketeers
 The Children’s Hour
 La Cage aux Folles
 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1991
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
 Rebecca
 The Little Foxes
 Born Yesterday
 West Side Story
 Steel Magnolias

1990
Annie
 Bedroom Farce
 Camille
 A View From the Bridge
 Evita
 The Rainmaker

 1989
Anything Goes
 Heartbreak House
 Our Town
 The Art of Dining
 Oliver!
 Stage Struck

1988
The Wizard of Oz
 Corpse!
 Inherit the Wind
 Ah, Wilderness!
 Kiss Me Kate
 Noises Off

1987
Peter Pan
 Brighton Beach Memoirs
 The Skin of Our Teeth
 Death of a Salesman
 A Chorus Line
 The Rivals

1986
My Fair Lady
 Veronica’s Room
 I Remember Mama
 Anne of the Thousand Days
 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
 Barefoot in the Park

1985
The Music Man
 The Country Girl
 Separate Tables
 Macbeth
 Barnum
 Heaven Can Wait

1984
Oklahoma
 The Lion in Winter
 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
 One Flew Over the Cuckoos’ Nest
 Gypsy
 Anastasia

1983
Of Mice and Men
 The Bluebird
 Hair
 The Elephant Man
 The Sound of Music
 The Taming of the Shrew

1982
Godspell
 Equus
 Tartuffe
 Man of La Mancha
 Italian Straw Hat
 Harvey

1981
West Side Story
 Arsenic and Old Lace
 The Crucible
 Chicago, A Musical Vaudeville
 The Glass Menagerie
 You Can’t Take It With You

1980
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 The Diary of Anne Frank
 Witness for the Prosecution
 Company
 A Streetcar Named Desire
 Revue ‘80 - Musical Revue 

 1979
South Pacific
 Dracula
 The Miracle Worker
 Pippin
 The Importance of Being Earnest
 Hello, Hello - Musical Revue

1978
Fiddler on the Roof
 Ten Little Indians
 Babes in Arms
 Picnic
 The School for Scandal
 I Remember, Do You? Musical Revue

1977
Cabaret
 A Little Night Music
 The Hostage
 The Visit
 Arms and the Man
 Children’s Shows:

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
 Tribe
 The Elves and the Shoemaker
 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & Other Tales of the Brothers Grimm

1976
Hello, Dolly
 The Crucible
 George M!
 Ondine
 The Government Inspector

1975
My Fair Lady
 Jesus Christ, Superstar
 Ring Around the Moon
 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 Romeo and Juliet

1974
Mame!
 The Taming of the Shrew
 The Madwoman of Chalillot
 Man of La Mancha
 Over My Dead Body
 The Castle

1973
Ah, Wilderness!
 Guys and Dolls

1972
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
 Birthday of Infanta