Our Mission:

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.

The Stage

Presenting and producing a variety of the finest entertainment for the betterment of the community. more

Arts Education

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

Area Development

A major area developer creating a vibrant destination and economically-strong neighborhood. more


Performing Arts Center

A not-for-profit that must raise over $4 million dollars annually to continue improving the region's quality of life. more

Dazzle the District Benefit

Dazzle the District Benefit - Benefit

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The Dazzle the District Benefit is an evening to celebrate the unveiling of the dramatic neighborhood transformation project, including the world’s largest outdoor chandelier, the GE Chandelier. The benefit evening will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and a dessert and dancing reception. Benefit guests also will enjoy a VIP viewing area during the lighting festivities on Euclid Avenue or viewing via satellite in the State Theatre Lobby. Other outdoor festivities on May 2 will be open to the entire community.  More information coming soon!

Dazzle the District Benefit guests will have access to complimentary parking in the PlayhouseSquare garage or complimentary valet (based on sponsorship level).  "Dazzling" cocktail attire is encouraged.  The benefit times are to be determined and will be posted soon.

All Dazzle the District contributions will benefit Community Engagement and Education Programs at PlayhouseSquare.  These programs reach more than 250,000 students, educators and community members each year by offering free and minimal cost arts-based learning opportunities.

Benefit Chairs

Terry Adelman
Marcia Floyd
Sally Henkel
Deborah Hermann
Mary Lynn Laughlin
Ellen Stirn Mavec
Donna Kelly Rego
Diann Scaravilli
Manisha Sethi
Lauren Spilman
K.K. Sullivan
Molly Walsh

Benefit Committee

Anne Ames
Sangita Bafna
Ann Ballard
Julie Bolton
Amy Brady
Sherry Carleton
Karen Conley
Deborah Dorsey
Judi Embrescia
Lisa Fuentes
CeCe Graham
Kimberly Graham
Karen Hillenbrand
Nancy McGuinnis
Sheri Morford
Kathy O’Brien
Kathy O’Neill
Luci Schey
Laurel Stack
Sally Stewart
Jerry Sue Thornton
Debra Wert
Jackie Woods

Development Committee

Paul Carleton, Chair
Mary Lynn Laughlin, Chair
Thomas W. Adler
Marjorie Carlson
John G. Chapman, Sr.
James R. Clay
Lawrence H. Hatch
Oliver C. Henkel, Jr.
David C. Jacobs
Louis G. Joseph
John F. Lewis
Jon H. Outcalt
James R. Pender
Sara Ellen Stashower
Thomas C. Stevens
David J. Strauss
K.K. Sullivan
Neil C. Weinberger

Dazzling Sponsor


GE Lighting


Inspiring Sponsor


Roe Green
Karen and Paul Dolan

Tom and Chris Stevens
Westfield Insurance
Mary and Jack Herrick

Spectacular Sponsor

Baker & Hostetler LLP
The Joseph Family Foundation
Randy and Rhonda Kertesz
Stewart and Donna Kohl
Medical Mutual
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Kathy and Jim Pender
Luci Schey
K.K. and Joe Sullivan
Patrick and Emily Sweeney
Turner Construction Company
US Parking System, Inc.

Dramatic Sponsor

Warren E. Anderson
Patrick V. and Judy Auletta
Julie and Charlie Bolton
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Marge and Harry Carlson
David & Carole Carr
Cleveland Indians
Robert and Linda Dalrymple
Ted and Anne deConingh
The Corinne L. Dodero Foundation
     for the Arts & Sciences
Judi and Thomas Embrescia
Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation
Marcia and Fred Floyd
Laine Hadden
Debbie and Bob Hermann
Jones Day
Walter and Jean Kalberer
John E. and Kristi Kohl
Elizabeth J. Lewis
Liberty Auto Group
Alcoa/Gene C. Lovett
Ellen & Bruce Mavec
Kevin J. and Nancy McGinty
McGladrey LLP
The MetroHealth System
Laura and Steve Nobil
Anthony and Donna Rego
Barbara S. Robinson
Donald A. and Catherine C. Sinko
Douglas J. and Carol Smorag
Socially Artistic Events
   by Catan Fashions
Lauren and Steve Spilman
Stern Advertising Inc
Thompson Hine LLP
Walter and Jerry Sue Thornton
U.S. Bank
Bill Hilyard and Gina Vernaci
Morton J. Weisberg
Denise and Norm Wells
James W. and Debra A. Wert
Jack and Jackie Woods

Event Times

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Dazzle the District Benefit


Fri, May 2, 2014
  • Fri, May 2, 2014
  • Individual Ticket Starting at $350
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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 $15.00 ($12.00 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 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 Monday - Sunday from 7 a.m. - 9 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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