About Us

The Castle Craig Players, founded by the late  Warren M. Stephan in 1992, produces a full season of plays and musicals each year at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse.

Our intimate, cabaret-style venue, located in the heart of downtown Meriden, invites patrons to bring their own food & beverages to enjoy during the performance. Doors open one-hour prior to curtain time. Due to the size our of space, most performances sell out in advance. We encourage patrons to purchase tickets online, as we rarely have availability at the door.

The Castle Craig Players is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.


2022 – 2023
The Night of January 16th
Who’s Holiday
Forever Plaid
The 39 Steps

2022 – 2023
Clue on Stage
California Suite
Every Christmas Story Ever Told, And Then Some!
Doubt – A Parable
The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On

2021 – 2022
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Steel Magnolias
All Together Now Concert
Who’s Holiday

2019 – 2020
The Star Spangled Girl
Almost, Maine
The Santaland Diaries
Next To Normal
(remainder of season cancelled, due to COVID-19)

2018 – 2019
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience
The Winter Wonderettes
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
Lend Me A Tenor

2017 – 2018
Let’s Start At The Very Beiginning: Our 25th Anniversary Gala
The Santaland Diaries
The Drowsy Chaperone
Vagina Monologues

2016 – 2017
Blithe Spirit
The Santaland Diaries
The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Monty Python’s Spamalot

2015 – 2016
The Santaland Diaries
Trouble at the Tropicabana
The Wizard of Oz

2014 – 2015
The Man & His Music: A Tribute to Warren M. Stephan
It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Nunsense A-Men!
Murder on the S.S. Amore
Hello, Dolly!

2013 – 2014
Dial M for Murder
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)!
The Wedding From Hell
The Sound of Music
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

2012 – 2013
And Then There Were None
Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical
Win, Lose or Die!
South Pacific
Avenue Q

2011 – 2012
Our Town
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Pinky in Space
Guys and Dolls

2010 – 2011
Twelve Angry Jurors
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Steel Magnolias
Little Shop of Horrors

2009 – 2010
You Can’t Take It With You
A Broadway Christmas Carol
A Fatal Fifties Affair
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2008 – 2009
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Last Christmas Carol
Love Letters
Pinky at Sea
The Secret Garden

2007 – 2008
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
Three Staged Readings
Audition For Murder
Into The Woods

2006 – 2007
The Odd Couple
The One & Only Santa Claus
Murder at the Toe Main Café
Fiddler on the Roof
Snoopy! The Musical

2005 – 2006
A Christmas Carol
Our Favorite Broadway
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

2004 – 2005
My Fatal Valentine
Three Staged Readings

2003 – 2004
Nunsense II
Christmas All Around
The Secret Garden

2002 – 2003
The Mousetrap
Coming Home for Christmas
Two Guys & Their Music
The Secret Garden

2001 – 2002
Come Blow Your Horn
All The Gifts of Christmas

1999 – 2000
Twelve Angry Men
Scrooge The Musical
Broadway: A Celebration

1998 – 1999
The Sound of Music
No Christmas Like A Home Christmas
Murder Country Style
The Fantasticks

1997 – 1998
A Touch of Broadway
Broadway Our Way
Murder by the Book

1996 – 1997
Arsenic & Old Lace
Christmas Memories
Guys and Dolls

1995 – 1996
A Touch of Broadway
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley

1994 – 1995
No, No, A Million Times, No!
All About Christmas III
The Best of Broadway

1993 – 1994
God’s Favorite
All About Christmas II
Plaza Suite

1992 – 1993
All About Christmas
A Touch of Broadway