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May 7, 2015 | Seawell Grand Ballroom
Wear a Hat that Speaks Volumes

Join our Women with Hattitude benefit for the Women’s Voices Fund at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. A whimsical celebration of personality and style – all to help women playwrights and directors be heard.

Recognizing the absence of the female voice in American theatre, Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson established the Women's Voices Fund in 2005 to commission, develop and produce new plays by women. Now, 10 years later, the Fund has surpassed $1 million and enabled the Theatre Company to produce 26 plays by women (including nine world premieres), commission 16 female playwrights and hire 20 female directors.

Women with Hattitude starts with wine and networking for up to 600 ladies and gentlemen, followed by an elegant Epicurean-catered lunch with views of the Denver city skyline and Rocky Mountains from the dramatic Seawell Grand Ballroom. After lunch, guests will enjoy a surprise performance and the exciting Macy’s Parade of Hats, featuring 50 of the best hats and outfits at the event, complete with prizes.

Contact us at 303.446.4815 if you have questions.

Sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Denver Center Alliance, Hilja Herfurth

Gold Sponsors:
Margot & Allan Frank
Jerry & Debi Tepper

Jack Fitzgibbons & Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons
Robert & Judi Newman

Media Sponsor :
Reign Magazine

Join Us

Top Hat tickets: $100 per person and include a $50 tax deductible donation to the Women’s Voices Fund and preferred seating plus an invitation to a private reception at the event.

Individual tickets: $50 per person through April 17, $65 per person after April 17.

Purchase your ticket by April 17 and also receive an invitation to exclusive shopping events at Macy’s Cherry Creek and Macy’s Park Meadows!

Space is limited. Please call 303.446.4815 to purchase tickets

Seawell Grand Ballroom, Speer & Arapahoe

11am Social and networking hour
NEW! Private Top Hat Reception
12pm Welcome & Luncheon
12:30pm Performance by the cast of Annie and 2014 Bobby G Award Winner Abby Noble
1pm Macy's Parade of Hats & Hattitude Awards

Women with Hattitude Luncheon, 2014

2015 Steering Committee

Murri Bishop, Janet Buckner, Trisha Hood, Dena Pastorini, Cynthia Treadwell, Wendy Weil & Deborah Woodward

Hattitude 2014, Steering Committee members

CBS4’s award-winning Gloria Neal will emcee the event featuring entertainment by the following female artists including two of the stars from the national touring musical Annie, playing at the Buell Theatre Apr 29 – May 10.

Lynn Andrews
Lynn Andrews
Miss Hannigan
Lynn is from Denver. Her favorite credits include Chicago (Mama Morton), Romeo & Juliet (Nurse) and the 30th Anniversary tour of Annie (Miss Hannigan). She is one third of the girl group The Shirtwaist Sisters, whose original song “Honey, Put the Coffee Pot On” was a featured entry in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest (January 2015).
Issie Swickle
Issie Swickle
Issie is from Davie, Florida and made her national tour debut as “Annie” at age 9. She would like to thank Broadway Kids Studio, Michelle Ameerally, Broadway Artists Alliance, Jennifer Johns, Jonathan Brenner, Nancy Carson, Joy Dewing, Verna and Family.
Abby Noble
Abby Noble
2015 Bobby G Award winner
Abby Noble is the 2014 Bobby G Award winner for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical where she progressed to represent Colorado at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this past summer performing alongside Tony nominee, Andy Karl at the Jimmy Awards. She is currently a freshman acting and voice major enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado. She was recently seen in UNC’s production of August: Osage County as Jean, and she will be performing in the ensemble of UNC’s production of Once In a Lifetime.

Women with Hattitude is the signature benefit for the Women’s Voices Fund, which commissions, workshops and produces new plays by women. In its 10 years, the Fund has enabled 26 plays by women (including 9 world premieres), 16 commissioned female playwrights and the hiring of 20 female directors at the Theatre Company.