Step into the spotlight!

The Playhouse Leading Ladies program offers women who are passionate about theatre an opportunity to "step behind the curtain" to meet our actors and directors, enjoy behind-the-scenes access, and enjoy the company of fellow ladies who make great theatre at the Playhouse possible.

This season, Leading Ladies has already raised almost $100,000 to be the above-title sponsor for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, the charming and romantic sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

It isn't too late to join Leading Ladies for the 2018-19 season!
We still have three fantastic events remaining on Jan. 28, April 8, and May 20. In addition, if you join now, you will receive a pair of tickets to any performance of
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, running April 25 through May 18, 2019 (tickets subject to availability).

Want to learn more? Take a look at our 2018-19 Leading Ladies brochure.

Discover what goes on behind-the-scenes! Become a 2018-19 Leading Lady by clicking the button below, or by printing a pledge card and mailing it to 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202.





BRAVA to the following ladies who have stepped into the spotlight and joined the Leading Ladies! This list recognizes members as of Oct. 15, 2018.


Whether you are a Grande Dame ($1,500), Diva ($1,000) or Starlet ($500), you’ll enjoy exclusive events that feature signature experiences into unexplored facets of the Playhouse. Ladies are also recognized in Playhouse programs and on this page throughout the season. For more information, please contact Helene Herbert at 513-977-2025 or


Program Co-Chairs: Jenny Powell and Karen Renz


Sue Cummings
Linda Greenberg
Karlee Hilliard
Holly Huttenbauer
Rosemary Schlachter
Ronna K. Willis
Jill Wilson


Janet G. Banks
Randal S. Bloch
Lisa Broun
Mary Ellen Cody
Marjorie Compton
Alva Jean Crawford
Amelia Crutcher
Patricia Doyle
Barbara Hauck
Andrea Herzig
Lindsey Huttenbauer
Mary E. Ivers
Judy Kenniston
Margo Kirstein
Audrey Miller
Patti Myers
Julia Pentecost
Anne Pierce
Jenny Powell
Amy Rosenberg
Digi Schueler
Paula Steiner
Glenda Suttman
Maureen Vignola
Barbara Weyand


Debra Hust Allison
Susan Anthony
Susan Arnold
Cathy Bernardino Bailey
Jean Balassone
Molly R. Barber
Jan Bartel
Mandy Bartel
Marianne M. Beard
Bettye C. Beaumont
Rebecca Beckstedt
Mary Ann Bell
Stephanie Besl
Susan Brand
Linda D. Brink
Heather Brown
Sara M. Butler
Anne Chasser
Judy S. Dalambakis
Kelly Dehan
Debora Del Valle
Fay Dupuis
Saralou Durham
Molly Eckman
Joyce Elkus
Hope Felton-Miller
Sharon Fiscus
Gail Friedman
Sue Gilkey
Nancy Gollobin
Barbara Gould
Barbara Hahn
Margo Hall
Louise Head
Nirvani Head
Camille K. Healy
Carolyn Heck
Patti Heldman
Betsy Hendy

Judy Tondi Herd
Diane Herndon
Lisa Hillenbrand
Kyle Hodgkins
Cathy Hogan
Nancy Hollingsworth
Linda R. Holthaus
Marty Humes
Patricia Humphrey
Dr. Linda Huntress
Susan Ingmire
Diane Iseman
Jennifer Jackson
Anne Jaroszewicz
Sarah Raup Johnson
Frani Jones
Eileen Kilday
Rachel Kirley
Heather Krombholz
Lynn P. Larson
Caren J. Laverty
France LeMaire
Terry Lemmerman
Anna Lerhaupt
Nancy Lippincott

Sally A. Lloyd
Jackie Mack
Carolyn Ott Martin
Nancy Martin
Anne Atkins Martz
Joann Mead
Mary Ann Meanwell
Daunte Miskinis
Diane Moccia
Abby Moran
Mary G. Moran
Maura Moran-Berry
Connan Morrissey
Catherine Moulas
Karen Neyer
Jeannie Niebuhr
Victoria Ott
Claire Patterson
Lana Piazza
Patsy Pike

Susan M. Pinney, PhD
Jan V. Portman
Jane Portman
Ildiko Pray
Betty L. Prince
Kathy Qualls
Margie Rauh
Pamela Reising
Sherri Adams Remaklus
Margie Rennie
Karen Renz
Deborah White Richardson

Karina Rothzeid
Keke Sansalone
Carol Schroeder
Renee Schuler
Laura Schuman
Patricia Sheppard
Julie Shifman
Sue Showers
Laura Skidmore
Beth Smith
Kazue Takeuchi
Teresa Telford
Jan H. Tepe, D.D. S.
Kathy Thornton-Keith
Sally Tieke
Catharina Toltzis, Ph.D.
Dionn Tron
Susie Tweddell
Maureen Valentine
Ellen G. van der Horst
Nancy Virgulak
Jill Warman
Bettie Watts
Patti Whalen White
Shelby Wood
Linda Young
Sheri Zimmer
Suzanne J. Zimmerman

Bold = Committee Member

Promotional photo of Marie and Rosetta by Tony Arrasmtih/Arrasmith & Associates.