Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, DCPA President and CEO Janice Sinden, and DCPA Board Chair Hassan Salem pose for a photo at Saturday Night Alive

Saturday Night Alive 2023 Recap

For the first time in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ history, Saturday Night Alive offered an insider’s look at how DCPA Theatre Company productions are brought to life. Held on March 11, the 42nd annual fundraiser welcomed more than 500 guests and netted $642,000 benefiting theatre and education programs.

The impact of the community’s investment in the DCPA was on display with costumes, set pieces, and props from past productions exhibited throughout the Bonfils Theatre Complex. The soiree also featured the signature online auction, including set pieces and costumes from DCPA productions, VIP DCPA Theatre experiences, and travel packages all over the world. After the seated, three-course dinner in the Seawell Ballroom, guests were able to choose their entertainment for the evening between Hotter Than Egypt and Laughs in Spanish. The event closed with a silent disco afterparty.

During the evening’s celebration, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock was honored with the Daniel L. Ritchie Spotlight Award for his administration’s support of arts and culture, which allowed the DCPA to launch and complete the “A Grander Opening” capital campaign. This ambitious campaign renovated and revitalized the Bonfils Theatre Complex with more than $19 million in assistance from Denver bond initiatives.

Saturday Night Alive was led by Trustee Co-Chairs Ruth Krebs & Peter Mannetti, and Community Co-Chairs Elaine Torres & Phil Workman.

Since its inception, Saturday Night Alive has raised more than $23 million to support locally produced plays, onsite acting classes, and in-school educational programs.


After Party Sponsor

Genesee Mountain Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Bedrock Landscaping Materials
Brisa & Mark Carleton
Keith & Kathie Finger
Genesee Mountain Foundation
Dorota & Kevin Kilstrom
Ruth Krebs & Peter Mannetti
MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation
Total Wine & More
Westin Denver Downtown
U.S. Bank

Silver Sponsors

Evergreen Natural Resources

Bronze Sponsors

Alpine Bank
Barbara Bridges & Gerry Hammond
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Mollie Hale Carter
Delta Dental of Colorado
Milender White
Morgan Stanley
Morgridge Family Foundation
Spencer Ross
Semple, Farrington, Everall & Case
Janice Sinden
Stonebridge Companies
Taloma Partners
Turner Construction
Xcel Energy

Gold Patrons

Colorado Rockies
Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons
Jennifer Havercroft-Miller & Greg Miller
Bob & Judi Newman
June Travis
Tina Walls