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


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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.

Special thanks to all those who attended our Booking Playhouse Square event on March 9! Click here to view a photo gallery from the event. 

2016-2017 Leading Ladies Events

September 2016: Leading Ladies Opening Act Dinner with Guest Speaker, Jeanine Tesori, Tony Award-winning composer of Fun Home.
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December 2016: Leading Ladies Holiday Brunch in the Connor Palace before a performance of The Nutcracker.
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2015-2016 Leading Ladies Events

September 2015: Leading Ladies Opening Act Dinner with Guest Speaker, Gina Vernaci, Executive Producer at Playhouse Square.
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November 2015: Luncheon with Guest Speaker Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League
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December 2016: Holiday Cocktail Reception in the Connor Palace Lobby
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March 2016: Reception and behind-the-scenes with Tom Einhouse, VP of Facilities & Capital, including a sneak peek at the Ohio Lobby restoration project
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May 2016: Reception with Guest Speakers Daniel Hahn and Sheffia Dooley, Community Engagement & Education, with a special performance by the Box Brothers, part of Playhouse Square's International Children's Theater Festival
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June 2016: Anniversary Reception in the newly restored The George Gund Foundation Lobby of the Ohio Theatre
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First Ladies

Special thanks to the Leading Ladies Charter Members


Terry Adelman Gwenn Klose
Joanie Adler Mary Lynn Laughlin
Diane Andrica Cathy Lewis
Ann Ballard Joyce Litzler
Amy Brady Ellen Mavec
Jenny Brown Megan McFadden
Sherry Carleton Jane Outcalt
Marge Carlson Kathy Pender
Patricia Chapman Luci Schey
Gwenay Coniglio Manisha Sethi
Karen Conley Lauren Spilman
Linda Dalrymple Sara Stashower
Marcia Floyd Michelle Stewart
Lisa Fuentes K.K. Sullivan
Patricia Gaul Sheri Terens
Linda Hatch Christine Treu
Barbara Hawley Gina Vernaci
Sally Henkel Leila Vespoli
Amanda Hicken Molly Walsh
Margy Judd Denise Wells
Karen Kappus Debra Wert  
Christina Klenotic Jane Wolf
  as of 7/21/15