Breaking: 2018 Saturday Night Alive guests will attend 'Hamilton'

by John Moore | Oct 19, 2017


Guests of the Denver Center's signature fundraiser for arts education will experience the Broadway show first-hand

Guests of the DCPA's 38th annual signature fundraiser, Saturday Night Alive, next March 3, will attend that evening’s performance of Hamilton at The Buell Theatre, it was  announced tonight at a kickoff party at Le Méridian Denver Downtown

Every year, Saturday Night Alive helps DCPA education programs give more than 106,000 students the opportunity to take their first step toward changing their lives and transforming the world around them.

Chris De'Sean Lee, Jose Ramos, Wallace Smith, Miguel Cervantes - HAMILTON - (c) Joan Marcus 2016“At the DCPA, we believe that the arts are a fundamental part of a well-rounded education,” said DCPA President and CEO Janice Sinden. “Being able to celebrate that with Hamilton, a show that is equally passionate about arts education, is an exciting opportunity for our  Saturday Night Alive donors.”

(Pictured right: Chris De, Sean Lee, Jose Ramos, Wallace Smith, Miguel Cervantes from the original Broadway company of 'Hamilton.' Photo by Joan Marcus.)

Individual tickets for Saturday Night Alive start at $1,000 and will go on sale at the end of November. Tables of 10 start at $10,000. Prices include a donation to the DCPA, the events of the evening, and tickets to Hamilton that evening. Visit  for more information.

SNA_Social_AnnouncementPlease Note: Tickets to the Denver engagement of Hamilton are currently not on sale. Tickets to Hamilton will go on sale after the first of the year. Information regarding the specific date and details of the public on-sale will be announced at the end of 2017. Please be aware that if one sees tickets for sale from a third party, there is a very good chance these are not legitimate tickets. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts – – is the ONLY authorized ticket provider for Hamilton in Denver. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the DCPA is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

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SNAAt Saturday Night Alive, which is a regular sell-out on the Denver social calendar, guests will enjoy not only that evening’s performance of Hamilton, but also elements that have made this event an eagerly anticipated highlight of the social scene for nearly four decades:

  • Surprise Box Sale: A Saturday Night Alive original. Bidders purchase a box without knowing what is inside.
  • Computerized Luxury Silent Auction featuring nearly 100 items including artwork, jewelry and fabulous trips both domestic and worldwide courtesy of United Airlines and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
  • Dinner provided by Epicurean Culinary Group in the elegant Seawell Grand Ballroom.
  • Post-show desserts and dancing, to which members of the Hamilton company have been invited.

(Pictured above and right: Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James headlined the 2016 Saturday Night Alive.)

Last year, Saturday Night Alive grossed more than $1.2 million to support the Denver Center’s extensive educational programs. Over the past three decades, an estimated $21 million has helped the DCPA provide theatre programs to more than 1.9 million students — a testament to the volunteers, donors, sponsors and attendees who have made this event a success.

Video Bonus: Savion Glover at the DCPA's 2017 Saturday Night Alive

Tap-dancer and choreographer Savion Glover's headlining performance helped raised a record $1 million for DCPA Education programs last year at the Denver Center's annual Saturday Night Alive benefit. In addition, he taught a master class for a wide range of Denver dance students. Video by DCPA Video Producer David Lenk. Interview by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

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The 2018 Saturday Night Alive Event Chairs are Susan and Steve Struna. Corporate Chairs are Lisa and Norm Franke/Alpine Bank. Auction Co-Chairs include Keri Christiansen and Jane Netzorg. Patron Chairs are Lyn and Dr. Michael Schaffer. sponsors are United Airlines, The Westin Denver Downtown, Epicurean Culinary Group, Kathie and Keith Finger, HealthONE and the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry.


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  1. Aria Spears | Nov 01, 2017
    A thousand dollars! It is worth it but damn I need t save up every cent now!
  2. John Moore | Oct 21, 2017

    Dear inquiring readers,

    'Saturday Night Alive' is an annual fundraising gala for arts education that involves just one 'Hamilton' performance, so don't confuse the prices for that one show with the prices for the rest of the run, which has not even gone on sale to the public yet. If you see any offers for Denver 'Hamilton' tickets anywhere at this point, you are likely looking at an opportunistic third-party scalper site, and you should not buy from them. They don’t even have their hands on actual 'Hamilton' tickets yet because they don’t exist — but that hasn’t stopped them from selling 'the promise' of them online. One clue: If a seller site can't give you an EXACT date, section, row and seat number, they are scalpers. You should only buy from DenverCenter.Org, once tickets actually exist, to guarantee that you are paying face value and no more. The best way to assure that you hear first about the actual public onsale date as well as any further updates is to sign up for alerts at

  3. Jon Waterman | Oct 21, 2017

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I do appreciate the DCPA program for helping students take the first steps toward transforming their lives.  But what about students--aside from well to do children--who would benefit greatly from seeing Hamilton performed?

    Is there any opportunity for one particular student, my 14-year old son Nicholas, to attend Hamilton?  We can't afford $1000 tickets but we'd be willing to pay several hundred dollars, even though we can ill afford it.  

    I'm a single dad (we're on a limited budget from my work as a writer, supported by medicaid and our simple lives in Carbondale CO).  

    My son has memorized all the lines to Hamilton and is very active in local theater and plans to make his life as an actor.  The opportunity to attend Hamilton would be a dream come true for him.  

    Sincerely Yours

    Jonathan Waterman/

  4. Arienne | Oct 20, 2017
    What is the price of tickets for Saturday night live?

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    John Moore
    Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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