The Story Show takes place twice a year and is a live storytelling event featuring stories written on a common theme. The next Story Show takes place July 25th at 7 p.m. at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center in Albert Lea. The show’s theme is “Light My Fire,” and eight writers will read their original stories, poems, letters, each approximately 5 to 7 minutes in length. Live music will be featured before the show and again before intermission. Tickets are at the Albert Lea Community Theatre at www.actonbroadway.com/tickets or anywhere MRPAC tickets are sold. As this is a story reading, it may not be suitable for very young children. Story speakers include Edith Haenel, Bev Jackson Cotter, Christopher Welter, Paul Heyl, Jaeda Koziolek, Scott Pirsig, Janece Jeffrey, and Brad Kramer. Music by Jeff Reinartz, Maggie Moller, and Carley Talamantes. This season's show will benefit the Orrie Jirele Scholarship of Albert Lea High School.