Stage Crafters Announces Spectacular 52nd Season Lineup


Stage Crafters Community Theatre, the oldest continuously running all-volunteer, not-for-profit community theatre in the state of Florida, proudly unveils its highly anticipated 52nd Season. Celebrating over 50 years of enriching lives through the magic of live theatre, Stage Crafters invites the community to join them for an extraordinary lineup of productions, showcasing the diverse talent and commitment to excellence that has made them a cultural staple in Fort Walton Beach.

Stagecrafters Feb24 GraphicThe 52nd Season kicks off with “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon, directed by Don Goodrum. This heartwarming and hilarious play, running from March 8 to 17, 2024, provides a glimpse into the life of a young teen in 1937 Brooklyn, navigating the challenges of family and adolescence with Simon’s signature wit and charm.

Following in June is Agatha Christie’s timeless classic, “The Mousetrap,” directed by Gail Hurley. This murder mystery, celebrating its 70th anniversary as the world’s longest-running play, promises suspense, intrigue, and a thrilling theatrical experience from June 7 to 16, 2024.

In August, Stage Crafters presents “The Naked Truth” by Rich Orloff, directed by Pamela J. Strecker and Nancy Kruzek. This comedic tale unfolds as an Ohio couple inherits a clothing-optional resort in Key West, exploring self-discovery and challenging beliefs in unexpected ways. Catch the laughter and surprises from August 16 to 25, 2024.

Closing out the season in November is the musical extravaganza, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” by Robert L. Freedman, with music by Steven Lutvak and lyrics by Steven Lutvak and Robert Freedman. Directed by Douglas Henderson, this captivating musical set in 1907 London follows the hilarious and twisted journey of Monty Navarro as he seeks love and inheritance, with performances scheduled for November 8 to 17, 2024.

David Chancellor, President of Stage Crafters Community Theatre, expressed his excitement about the upcoming season, stating, “Our 52nd Season promises to be a journey through laughter, mystery, and musical delight. We are proud to continue our tradition of providing exceptional theatre experiences to the Fort Walton Beach community.”

Season memberships for Stage Crafters Community Theatre’s 52nd Season are now available for purchase online at Additionally, individual show tickets can be purchased either online or at the door. All performances will take place at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium in Downtown Fort Walton Beach.

For those interested in joining Stage Crafters on-stage or backstage, audition information and volunteer opportunities can be found at