Join us for an evening to celebrate and support Playhouse Square’s  arts education programs at the Center Stage Benefit

Saturday, October 5, 2024                     

5:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
Connor Palace & Mimi Ohio Theatre

6:00 pm
Seated Dinner
Allen and Outcalt Theatres

8:00 pm
Strictly Gershwin
KeyBank State Theatre

10:30 pm
Dessert & Dancing Reception
KeyBank State Theatre


The Center Stage Benifit is not only a celebration of the arts but also a powerful opportunty to support Playhouse Square's new neurological intitiatives.  These intitiatives are at the heart of our commitment to enriching lives through the transformative poser of music and dance.  By providing specialized programming for individuals facing neurological challenges such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and dementia, we strive to bring joy, comfort and connection to those who need it most.  



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presented by:   KulasFoundation_Logo4C.png

Experience an unforgettable American celebration of song and dance featuring Tusla Ballet, member's of the Cleveland Ballet, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and local independent artists.

Strictly Gershwin presented by Playhouse Square with support from Kulas Foundation, showchases the music of George and Ira Gershwin, capturing the charm of big bands, Broadway, Hollywood musicals, and stars like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers.  Songs include "Summertime" from Porgy & Bess, "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm," "Strike Up the Band," "An American in Paris," and "Rhapsody in Blue."

The performance features over 55 dancers, a 48-piece orchestra, 11 tap dancers, and 4 singers.  West End composer, conductor, and musical director Gareth Valentine, who arranged the music, will conduct the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.  It will be a performance not to miss!

For more information please contact Mary Winchester at