DCPA’s Saturday Night time Alive 2017 was one for the file books – The Denver Submit -

DCPA’s Saturday Night time Alive 2017 was one for the file books – The Denver Submit




If an occasion’s success is measured by the amount of social media posts it receives, then Saturday Night time Alive 2017 was one for the file books.

This profit for the humanities teaching programs supplied by the Denver Middle for the Performing Arts was barely 10 minutes previous when Fb, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat began blowing up with selfies and different cellphone-generated photographs that the 800 company have been posting.

There was Shirley and Dr. Brian Joondeph posing on the pink carpet, within the glow of the Seawell Ballroom marquee; one other confirmed Denver Middle Alliance president Lois Paul and Dr. Jeff Wheeler trying all fancy as they stood beside the 2 luxurious autos that presenting sponsor BMW of Denver Downtown had positioned on the head of the ballroom’s pink carpet entry. Silent public sale committee member Murri Bishop had somebody seize a gaggle shot of the company on the desk that she and hubby Andy Bishop shared with Joyce Kelly, Pam Piro and others. Quinn Washington recorded legendary faucet dancer Savion Glover delighting the gang together with his fancy footwork on the present that adopted a scrumptious tenderloin dinner served by Epicurean Catering.

But it surely wasn’t simply the photographs that illustrated Saturday Night time Alive’s success.

The true proof got here when co-chairs Roger and Meredith Hutson introduced that web proceeds broke the $1 million mark for the primary time within the fundraiser’s 37-year historical past.

The cash, famous Allison Watrous, the DCPA’s director of schooling, can be used to deliver “Proficient youngsters one step nearer to Broadway” by giving “Kids from all walks of life artistic studying experiences that spark a love for theater, enhance crucial pondering abilities and construct confidence, each of their school rooms and on our phases.”