Leanne Schmidt Archives


Phoenix comediennes Marlene Strang and Leanne Schmidt have been performing together as The Ladies, a zany pair of moms that poke fun at life’s most routine moments, since 2016. “We use live performance in unexpected places to create these entertaining and social experiences for people to kind of come along and commiserate about life,” Schmidt says. The Ladies had a show scheduled for May, but the pandemic threw a wrench in their plans. “It was...

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