About NSC

New Stage Collective is one of the hottest theatre companies in Cincinnati, started by a group of college kids who had the desire to do really great theatre. The community was suffering from a lack of quality theatre at the time, allowing the college students to grow into one of the most successful theatres in the area. They are known for presenting some of the most important theatrical works of their generation.

New Stage Collective officially obtained State and Federal 501(c)3 Non-Profit status at the end of their second season, so any financial gift given to the organization is tax-deductible. This will hopefully encourage for fans to make a donation, and any amount will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions regarding donations contact New Stage Collective's Executive Director Erica Mckeown.

In 2005, all of New Stage Collective's mainstage productions were presented in conjunction with the Contemporary Arts Center, as that is when they became a member of the Performance Affiliate program at the CAC. It was clear that New Stage Collective was extremely excited to work with such an important organization, please visit http://contemporaryhealthcenter.org for more information.

New Stage Collective Productions is also a proud member of the League of Cincinnati Theatres, which is a league for semi-professional and professional theatres. This means NSC is partners with another important organization in the industry, as well as some of the best theatres in the entire region. Want to learn more about the League of Cincinnati Theatres? Visit their website at http://leagueofcincytheatres.com.

Interested in contacting New Stage Collective?


Email: upcomingevents@newstagecollective.com
Phone: 513.621.3700
Mailing Address: 1140 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

NSC is supported by:

The William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

The Fine Arts Fund is the oldest and largest united arts fund in the country, with a mission is to strengthen the arts for a greater Cincinnati via united fundraising, support services, and the responsible investment and allocation of resources.

The Cincinnati Music Academy , LLC (CMA) was started in 1997 by three Cincinnati music teachers — Amy Rose Immerman , Paul McCready and Lenore Wilkinson . Their main goal  in starting CMA was to provide high-quality music education in a friendly, productive environment for their students and an appropriate business atmosphere for themselves and other independent Cincinnati music teachers.

CMA has a variety of independent piano, voice, guitar, acting, and flute and string teachers provide a wide variety of teaching experiences to help their students increase their knowledge and enjoyment of making music.

Past Productions


  • A Cabaret: An Evening of Musical Theatre
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • The Last Five Years


  • Fully Committed
  • Side Show
  • The Shape of Things


  • Kimberly Akimbo
  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • New Directors Workshop Series


  • Kooky Tunes
  • All We Can Handle
  • A Number
  • The Full Monty
  • The Book of Liz


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Hello Again

helloagainIn 2007, Hello Again was cancelled due to budget cuts and creative differences. “Andrew Lazarow is an incredible talent, and has contributed immeasurably to NSC and to all of the artists who have collaborated with him here,” said NSC Producing Artistic Director Alan Patrick Kenny.

Hello Again is a musical created by Michael John LaChiusa. “In programming our 2007 season, I selected Hello Again specifically as a project for Mr. Lazarow to direct. NSC is not interested in producing Hello Again at this time without Mr. Lazarow directing, and has therefore decided to cancel the production out of respect for all of the parties involved. We wish Andrew the very best in all of his future endeavors.”

“This turn of events has given us at NSC an opportunity to look back at our history and examine how far we’ve come in a very short amount of time and what it is about our work that has driven us thus far in our history. Any organization that undergoes this much change and transformation is bound to experience growing pains. We’re using this opportunity to look inward and look back,” said Mr. Kenny.

Instead of presenting Hello Again, New Stage Collective has decided to revive a production from their first season, which was “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown.

New Stage Collective was one of the first companies in America to be granted a license to produce the song back in 2003. “In this revolutionary two-character song cycle, one moves in reverse chronology through their relationship while the other moves forward, only singing together as they pass each other in the middle at their wedding.”