Leading Ladies                              



Playhouse Square is a unique and beautiful destination, but the impact of our mission goes beyond the theater doors. The performing arts helps bring people together in the spirit of collaboration and unity. The arts build better communities, connecting people together in unique ways. The arts also challenge people to see the world in new ways and provide a safe space for new conversations. Leading Ladies is a group for those who wish to engage at Playhouse Square with other women who love and support the arts.  

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.

Read more for member testimonials and a tribute to Leading Ladies in the March 8, 2022 Playhouse Square blog post.

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View a photo of the exclusive Leading Ladies bracelet available for purchase.

Upcoming Events

August 2023 Event
Summer with SIX!
Wednesday, August 16
Luncheon - KeyBank State Theatre
Followed by a Q&A with the cast members of SIX The Musical, part of the KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square. Moderated by David Greene, Senior Vice President of Programming.
*Members only event

Past Events: 

Spring Reception 2023:  Reception in the Connor Palace followed and a meet and greet with new President and CEO Craig Hassall. Tour of the Connor Palace and KeyBank State Theatre. View the photo gallery here.

Winter Soiree:  Mix and mingle reception followed by special presentation by Danie Hahl, Vice President of Education. 

Fall Luncheon 2022:  Lunch followed by special remarks and Q&A with company members from Les Miserables.  

June 2022: Leading Ladies Nights at Waitress and ABBAFAB: Members and guests enjoyed two summer evening receptions followed by performances.

Spring 2022: Leading Ladies enjoyed a reception in the Allen Theatre followed by a private Broadway Buzz educational lecture, for the KeyBank Broadway Series performance of To Kill A Mockingbird, hosted by Joe Garry.

2021 Fall Kick-off - Leading Ladies were hosted at The Lumen for a private tour and reception on the 5th floor amenities deck!

October 2019: Leading Ladies enjoyed a private Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Broadway Buzz presentation with Joe Garry. View a photo gallery from the event here.

August 2019: Leading Ladies Kick-Off Luncheon with members of the cast of Disney's The Lion King. Leading Ladies heard from 2 actresses, as well as the Production Stage Manager from the show and enjoyed lunch in the Allen Theatre Lobby.

June 2019: Leading Ladies Summer Reception. Leading Ladies heard from Art Falco about the building of The Lumen apartment tower. View a photo gallery from the event here.

March 2019: Leading Ladies Spotlight on Education: An evening reception exclusively for Playhouse Square Leading Ladies members followed by a spotlight on the Disney Musicals in Schools program.


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Leading Ladies Staff Contact:
Leanne Dewyer
Director of Development