Hattitude brings out haute couture chapeaus
BY GLORY WEISBERG
In this 10th edition of Hattitude, Kent Thompson, DCPA artistic director, said that $1 million for these 10 Hattitude benefits has gone toward that effort and the results are a feather in the cap of the DCPA.
Speaking of feathers, there were tons of them on hats of every style, as many men and women celebrated spring together, showing off their chapeaus, a sea of coral, cream, magenta, teal and just about every shade imaginable, a rainbow of style.
As fine-feathered friends filled the foyer, they snapped away, taking selfies sure to hit their Facebook pages.
We met and snapped photos of the DCPA’s new president and CEO, Scott Shiller and his wife, Kerry. Shiller comes to town with quite a résumé that heralds his past successes. As executive vice president of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami, he oversaw major programming and marketing initiatives, which in his first year resulted in a $3.3 million profit and a whopping 76 percent attendance spike. Excitement rose to a crescendo, as white chips were handed out, in essence asking some guests to hit the annual parade. And speaking of fun, three up and coming stars from the musical Annie held us all in a trance and Annie actress Issie Swickle, age 9, got a standing ovation.
Hattitude steering committee members Murri Bishop, Janet Buckner, Trisha Hood, Dena Pastorini, Cynthia Treadwell, Wendy Weil and Deborah Woodard worked together well, judging by the attendance.
Ticket committee member Herminia Vigil won the High Society category competition. Margot and Allan Frank and Debi and Jerry Tepper were Gold Sponsors.
To get into the act with Denver Center Alliance members and support the Women’s Voices Fund visit www.denvercenter.org/wvf.
Lilly Bea Ireland, Lilly Mae Stewart, Isabelle Hannah Swickle, Isabelle Kate Wallach, Adia Mary Kathleen Dant, Sydney Shuck and Angelina Kattea Carballo