Leading Ladies                              



In the spirit of fun and celebration, Leading Ladies is designed to engage women by providing the opportunity to connect with each other through a shared passion for Playhouse Square and its not-for-profit mission. 

Members are invited to four exclusive events throughout the year, such as pre-show cocktail receptions, special guest speaker luncheons, and behind-the-scenes experiences. In addition, opportunities to volunteer on a special project or program will occasionally be offered for those who are looking to become more involved. Members will receive special recognition and the latest Playhouse Square news and updates.

Membership is open to everyone and enrollment is open year round. An annual membership is $250, which includes a $100 tax deductible donation to support Playhouse Square. 

Click here to join by mail. 

Click here to see a photo of the exclusive Leading Ladies bracelet available for purchase.

2017-2018 Leading Ladies Events


Leading Ladies Holiday Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ireland Lobby | KeyBank State Theatre 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays at Playhouse Square! Leading Ladies will enjoy a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by an optional performance of On Your Feet! in the Connor Palace. This is a Refer A Friend event, so bring someone interested in joining to see what the group is all about. Please RSVP to Leanne Dewyer at 216-640-8411 or [email protected] by December 11.

Past Events:

October 2017: Leading Ladies Kick-Off Luncheon with Tony-Award winning director Diane Paulus. Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.

May 2017: Leading Ladies Spring Cocktail Reception with Daniel Hahn, VP Community Engagement & Education and Colin Trudell, Rocky River High School Graduate, 2016 Dazzle Award Winner. Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.

March 2017: Leading Ladies Booking Playhouse Square reception with David Greene, Program Director of Programming. Click here to view a photo gallery from the event. 

December 2016: Leading Ladies Holiday Brunch in the Connor Palace before a performance of The Nutcracker. Click here to see a photo gallery.

September 2016: Leading Ladies Opening Act Dinner with Guest Speaker, Jeanine Tesori, Tony Award-winning composer of Fun Home. Click here to see a photo gallery.


Click here to see a list of members.


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Leading Ladies Staff Contact:
Leanne Dewyer
Asst. Director of Development
[email protected]