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.

2018-2019 Leading Ladies Events

All That Jazz Holiday Reception
Wednesday, November 28

Ireland Lobby  |  KeyBank State Theatre
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres followed by an optional performance of Chicago, a Huntington Featured Performance in the Connor Palace. RSVP by November 16. Cocktail Reception: Leading Ladies admission is complimentary. Refer a Friend to Leading Ladies. Your guest(s) admission: $25. Optional performance of Chicago: Tickets must be purchased separately through any Playhouse Square ticket outlet or online.

Past Events: 

August 2018: Leading Ladies Kick-Off Luncheon with members of the cast of Hamilton. Leading Ladies heard from 3 actresses from the show and enjoyed lunch in the Allen Theatre Lobby.

June 2018: Leading Ladies Cocktail Reception and Cooking Presentation with Chef Chris Hodgson. Leading Ladies learned how to make a summer appetizer and dessert. 

March 2018: Leading Ladies Cocktail Reception and Spotlight on Education with Thomas Kelbley, Ph.D.Psychologist for the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and cast members from The Gruffalo. Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.

December 2017: Leading Ladies Holiday Reception before a performance of On Your Feet, part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. Click here to view a photo gallery from the event. 


Click here to see a list of members.


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