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We are a not-for-profit performing arts center who presents and produces a wide variety of quality performing arts, advances arts education and creates a neighborhood that is a superior destination for entertainment, business and residential living, thereby strengthening the economic vitality of the region.

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A national leader in engaging the community through enriching experiences in the performing arts. more

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Center Stage! 2017 Arts Education Benefit

Center Stage! 2017 Arts Education Benefit

An Evening With Broadway Star Billy Porter

We invite you to celebrate and support Playhouse Square’s growing portfolio of diverse and innovative arts education programs at Center Stage! An Evening to Benefit Arts Education on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  The special night will feature Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter who will bring his celebrated show, Broadway and Soul, to the Ohio Theatre. 

Playhouse Square Annual Benefit is our signature fundraising event, this year includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner on one of our theater stages or lobbies, exclusive performance of Broadway Legend, Billy Porter, and a dessert party with live entertainment and dancing. Proceeds benefit the Community Engagement & Education programs at Playhouse Square.

Benefit Committee
Amy G. Brady
Sangita Bafna Rejeanne Desrosiers Deborah Neale
Dorothy Bahm Deborah Dorsey Amy Pappas
Ann Ballard Ann Frangos Carol Provan
Teresa Metcalf Beasley Connie Frankino Amy Rogat
Margie Biggar Lee Friedman Ellen Roth
Suzzane Aral-Boutros Patricia Gaul Nancy Stokes
Jenny Brown Miki Graban K.K. Sullivan
Sherry Carleton Anita Hanks Marlene Tehi
Patricia Chapek Mary Lynn Laughlin Chris Treu
Karen Conley Terry Moir Debra A. Wert

Ticket and Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Level: $25,000 2 tables / $2,500 single ticket

Platinum Level: $15,000 table / $1,500 single ticket

Gold Level: $10,000 table / $1,000 single ticket

Silver Level: $6,500 table / $650 single ticket

Bronze Level: $3,500 table / $350 single ticket

For more information contact Leanne Dewyer
at [email protected], 216-640-8411, or click here

Grand Presenter

Diamond Level
James and Susan Ratner

Platinum Level
FirstEnergy Foundation
Samuel J. & Connie M. Frankino Foundation
Jim & Kathy Pender and the Michael Pender Fund of the Cleveland Foundation
The Frangos Group
Norm & Denise Wells

Gold Level
Charles & Julia Bolton
The Brewer-Garret Company
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Consolidated Precision Products
Art and Maryann Falco
Roe Green
Lainie Hadden
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Haslam, III
Lorie & Nick Howley
The Huntington National Bank
Don & Cathy Sinko
Carol and Doug Smorag
A.J. and Nancy Stokes
K.K. and Joe Sullivan
Turner Construction Company Foundation
James & Debra A. Wert

Silver Level
Joanie & Tom Adler
Suzanne and Akram Boutros
Benesch Attorneys at Law
Karen & Kenneth Conley
Cuyahogo Community College
Dollar Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hanks
Jones Day
Deborah L. Neale
Schindler Elevator
Karen Skunta
Walter & Jerry Sue Thornton
Walter l Haverfield
Jack & Jackie Woods

Print Sponsor
HKM Direct Market Communications, Inc. 

Design Sponsor
type + design

Event Times

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Center Stage! 2017 Arts Education Benefit

Sat, Jun 17, 2017
Accessibility Info

How do we get there?

PlayhouseSquare is located in Cleveland's theater district located on Euclid Avenue, between East 14th and East 17th Streets. For detail directions, visit our Directions and Parking section to find convenient directions. For public transportation, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation to areas around PlayhouseSquare. Click here for more information on public transportation.

Where do we park?

The PlayhouseSquare Garage is located at East 15th and Chester with elevators located on each level and a walkway to the complex. PlayhouseSquare has kept event night parking affordable for our customers. Parking can be purchased for the on-site PlayhouseSquare garage for just $20.00 ($15.00 advance purchase). Click here for more information.

Where can I dine when visiting PlayhouseSquare?

Experience some of Cleveland's finest restaurants at PlayhouseSquare before the show. Our interactive dining guide offers a variety of dining options around PlayhouseSquare.

Do you need to purchase tickets by phone or in-person?

The Ticket Office is located in the KeyBank State Theatre lobby and is open Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Hours vary when we have an evening performance and will also vary during the summer months. To confirm operating hours call the Ticket Office information line at 216-771-8403. Tickets may also be purchased by phone Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353. For additional ticket and theater policies, visit our ticket policy section.

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