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Leading Ladies

Our Mission

TUTS Leading Ladies is an organization of dynamic women, committed to the advancement of musical theatre and arts education in Houston, who support TUTS behind the curtain through volunteering and fundraising.

About Leading Ladies


Meet Amy Pierce and Marsha Taylor, two avid TUTS supporters and lovers of musical theatre. Back in 2006, Amy and Marsha wanted to find a way to get more involved and meet some new people who shared in their appreciation of all things TUTS. They called up some of their best friends and the Leading Ladies were born.

For over a decade, these ladies have served on the front line as volunteers for major TUTS events and education programs, as well as generating over $150,000 as show sponsors and fundraisers for The River and HSMT. In addition to all their hard work, the Leading Ladies enjoy the most exclusive, behind-the-scenes TUTS experiences and incredible social outings.

Membership Info–Join here!

For a $200 tax-deductible donation, your year-long membership for the Leading Ladies will provide you with the benefits of:

  • Complimentary private dress rehearsals to select TUTS shows
  • Invitations to Leading Ladies happy hours, social gatherings and an annual luncheon
  • Opportunities to volunteer at education programs, student matinees and special events
  • Raising money to support TUTS performances and education programs
  • Exclusive invitations to select private TUTS events



From helping students off buses during TUTS Musicals for Young Audiences, serving pizza for student performers with disabilities at The River recitals, to assisting with decorations and setup for TUTS Gala and special events, there are tons of fun volunteer opportunities for our Leading Ladies. And volunteering has its perks – TUTS often likes to thank our helpers with tickets to musical theatre performances!



Through an annual luncheon, shopping parties and show sponsorships, the Leading Ladies have raised valuable funding over the years for TUTS Education programs and the musical theatre you see on stage – membership alone raises nearly $20,000 each year.



Work hard, play hard. And TUTS Leading Ladies do just that. Happy hours, bunco nights, wine tasting, membership mixers, dress rehearsals, shopping parties and holiday events are just some of the activities you can find on the Leading Ladies calendar!

Learn more about Leading Ladies events by checking out our monthly newsletter



March 21st – 24th – Volunteer Opportunity – Student Matinees
Wednesday, March 22nd 6PM–8PM – Volunteer Opportunity – HSMT/River Showcase
Friday, March 24th (Time TBD) – Volunteer Opportunity – TUTS Gala Prep
Saturday, March 25th (Time TBD) – Volunteer Opportunity – TUTS Gala
Monday, March 26th 10AM–12PM – Volunteer Opportunity – Tommy Tune Awards


Date TBD – Volunteer Opportunity – Dreamgirls Founder’s Club Decorations
Saturday, April 1st (Time TBD) – Volunteer Opportunity – River Recital
Tuesday, April 18th – Volunteer Opportunity – Tommy Tune Awards


Date TBD – Volunteer Opportunity – Fun Home Founder’s Club Decorations
Date TBD – Leading Ladies Annual Luncheon


June 7th – 10th – Volunteer Opportunity – Once On The Island (HSMT) @ Miller Outdoor Theatre


July 11th – 17th – Volunteer Opportunity – Pippin @ Miller Outdoor Theatre


Date TBD – Volunteer Opportunity – Theatre District Open House