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The Passing of Emily McLean

MISC_Emily McLeanFrom The Story Collective Facebook page:

The Story Collective mourns the loss of one of our own. Emily McLean, our beloved Outreach & Education Director and founding member, entered heaven on Saturday after a valiant battle with brain cancer.

Emily’s story was one of love, beauty, and grace. She made a tremendous impact on everyone around her, and will be sorely missed.

To know Emily is to love Emily. Em, we adore you, we miss you, and we will do all that we can to honor your memory every day. Thank you for being a part of our story.

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VARIETY! Runs Sept. 30-Oct. 1

TSC_Variety logoVARIETY!
The Story Collective of Cincinnati
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Mason Community Playhouse

Cast: Jonah Adae, Marianne Adae, Will Ellis, Justin Hanks, Gabe Hoyer, Susan Jung, David Karsner, Ally Knizner, Tom Long, Tony Mann, Caroline Rakestraw, Jocelyn Sluka & Terry Webb

Take a step back in time to the 1970s, the era of classic variety shows and comedy hours, with The Story Collective’s original production, VARIETY! This parody will place audiences in a fictional television studio of a hit variety show and give them a primetime view of hilarious sketches, musical numbers, and all of the behind the scenes antics of the larger than life personalities putting it together! Appropriate for the whole family!

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at 7:30pm

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Cast Announced for VARIETY at The Story Collective

TSC_logoAnnouncing the Cast of VARIETY

The Story Collective is thrilled to be producing our next show with this talented and hilarious cast.

Come see VARIETY! September 30th and October 1st, 2022, at Mason Community Playhouse.

Order your tickets online today!

Cast in alphabetical order:

  • Jonah Adae
  • Marianne Adae
  • Will Ellis
  • Justin Hanks
  • Gabe Hoyer
  • Susan Jung
  • David Karsner
  • Ally Knizner
  • Tom Long
  • Tony Mann
  • Caroline Rakestraw
  • Jocelyn Sluka
  • Terry Webb

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Auditions Announced for VARIETY! at The Story Collective of Cincinnati

TSC_logoVARIETY! Auditions

Auditions: August 9 and August 11 from 6-8pm at Summit City Church

Come audition for our original production, a love letter to classic variety shows, VARIETY! The production will be a mix of scenes, sketches, and musical numbers in the style of 70s Classic Comedy Variety Shows.

Sign up for an audition time on August 9 or August 11

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare a one-minute comedic character monologue, as well as 16-32 bars of an upbeat and fun song. We may also ask you to read from the actual sketches in the show.

Auditions are located at Summit City Church, 7950 Pfeiffer Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242

Performances are September 30 and October 1 at Mason Community Playhouse.

Based on the structure of the show, rehearsals will be limited and scheduled around actor availability. Actors must be available for Tech Rehearsals September 27, 28, and 29 and both performances.

Roles will be compensated.

Sign up for an audition time here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4baeac23a2fec70-auditions

Questions? Email Susan Jung, susanj@thestorycollective.org

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Remainder of 2022 Season Announced by The Story Collective of Cincinnati

TSC_logoHere is what’s next for The Story Collective in 2022!

  • COLLECTIVE EFFORT! A night of improv at Nisbet Park in Loveland, OH. August 13th at 7:00 PM EST.
  • VARIETY! A TSC original production. A hilarious homage to the classic sketch comedy shows of the past and present. September 30th & October 1st at Mason Community Playhouse! (AUDITIONS to be held August 9th & 11th. Sign up online!)
  • CHRISTMAS WITH TSC, a beautiful night of holiday music and storytelling. December 17th at Fitton Center for Creative Arts.

We are incredibly excited to be launching into the rest of this year, and hope that you will be a part of all the fun!

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