Theatre Under the Stars

Thank you for joining us at the 2022 Leading Ladies Luncheon Friday. Together, we raised over $100,000 for Theatre Under The Stars – a record for this event!


It’s been an honor to chair this event, which raises money to help provide opportunities for young people in our community to experience, as well as train in, musical theater with Theatre Under The Stars, an organization which I’m proud to support!
Our 2022 Leading Ladies Awards honorees’ touching remarks made such an impact on me.

Congratulations again to:
Shirley Stein Outstanding Champion in the Arts and Education – Cissy Segall Davis

Arts Educator of the Year – Melanie Bivens

Volunteer of the Year – Dawn Neal


I hope you also enjoyed the performances from emcee Christina Wells and young artists Mabyn Coleman and Haley Griffin from the upcoming TUTS Musical Theatre Academy production of Into The Woods!

Thank you again for your support,

Honorary Co-Chairs
Council Member Sallie Alcorn
Dr. Teddy McDavid


Host Committee
Winnel Herron
Sis Johnson
Demetra C. Jones
Robin Klaes
Poppi Massey
Miriam Meyers
Amy Pierce
Susan Solcher


Founded in 2006 by Amy Pierce and Marsha Taylor, the Leading Ladies are a dynamic group of women with a shared passion for musical theatre and commitment to Theatre Under The Stars Education and Community Engagement efforts through volunteering, fundraising, and exclusive TUTS events.

Special thanks to Tony’s, RL Design, Priscilla Dickson Photography, and Texas Business Theatre for their support of this event. 

Thank you to our event sponsors: The Stein Family, Amy & Rob Pierce, Patrice Baumann McKinney & Jay Landa, ConocoPhillips, H-E-B, Ms. Robin Klaes, Demetra & Frank Jones, Pierpont Communications / Phil and Joan Morabito, Silver: June Deadrick, Friends of Cissy, Edward & Helen Oppenheimer Foundation, Cydonii Fairfax Miles/Cathy Brock/Alison Greene,  Hancock Whitney, Norma S. Mendoza, Miriam M Meyers, Cissy Segall Davis, Ileana Trevino and Trevino Consulting Group, and Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Woliver

Thank you to our auction donors: Asia Society Texas, The Bar Method Houston-Montrose, Bernhardt Winery, The Catastrophic Theatre, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, David Peck, June Deadrick, Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe, EZ Chalk, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Axe Throwing, Houston Cinema Arts Society, Houston Grand Opera, Panera Bread, Pure Body Studio, Robin Jackson Photography, Skydive Spaceland Houston, Sprinkles in the Air, Top Level Concierge (D. Jones)