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Cast Announced for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Story Collective of Cincinnati

TSC_logoTSC is excited to be working with this stellar and hilarious cast. Production has begun on this upcoming show, and we cannot wait to bring it to you all this summer!

The cast includes:

  • Justin Hanks as Chris
  • Josh Braden as Trevor
  • Collin Jung as Max
  • Brian Berendts as Robert
  • Kayla Stroud as Sandra
  • David Karsner as Dennis
  • Susan Jung as Annie
  • Gabe Hoyer as Jonathan

TSC’s THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (High School Edition) runs July 27th-July 30th, at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Lindner Theater.

Tickets are on sale NOW! Visit our website for more details.


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ORPHAN OF OZ Staged Reading On June 3

The Story Collective of Cincinnati
June 3
Great Wolf Lodge Fallen Timbers Room [Mason]

Cast: Marianne Adae, Mackenzie Carnes, Justin Hanks, Gabe Hoyer, Collin Jung, Allison Kalfas, Ally Knizer, Anthony Mann, Eva Milligan, Erin Reardon, Jocelyn Sluka, Kayla Stroud, Megan Urz & Terry Webb

Come see a staged reading of the brand new family musical, Orphan of Oz. Written by Russell Stinson and inspired by the works of L. Frank Baum, Orphan of Oz tells the story of an adventurer, Tip, who after escaping her magical guardian is thrown into an extraordinary adventure to discover her true power and identity. With classic Ozian characters returning and new friends introduced, audiences of all ages will enjoy this marvelous tale of self-discovery and the friendships made along the way.

  • Sat, June 3 at 7pm

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2023 Spring and Summer Season Announced by The Story Collective of Cincinnati

TSC_logoThe Story Collective is thrilled to announce our three-part 2023 SPRING AND SUMMER SEASON!

To begin our season, we are proud to bring back COLLECTIVE EFFORT! TSC’s hilarious improv troupe will once again be performing for the community on Friday, April 14th at 7:00pm, at Summit City Church in Montgomery, OH.

The Story Collective is honored to present the World Premier of Cincinnati playwright & composer Russell Stinson’s original musical, ORPHAN OF OZ, on Saturday, June 3rd!

This musical, based on the characters created by L. Frank Baum, tells the story of the aftermath following “The Wizard of Oz”, and the power struggles that ensue after the Wizard is gone.

TSC will be presenting this as a staged reading & workshop. Any and all Cincinnati directors are welcome to attend, as well as the public! Tickets will be on sale soon Location TBD.

The Story Collective is ECSTATIC to be presenting our next major MainStage production: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG-High School Edition (Family-Friendly)!

This hilarious play by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, is directed by Cincinnati local Mark Femia, and features a stellar cast (to be anounced soon!). We could not be more excited to bring this show to you all!

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG runs Thursday, July 27th thru Sunday, July 30th at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Lindner Theater.

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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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