2021/22 Denver Center for the Performing Arts Community Report

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Darron Hayes, Brandon G. Stalling,
in Choir Boy •
and Alex Michell
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Fiscal Year 2022 began with a sense of rejuvenation. After receiving a $10 million award from the federally-funded Shuttered Venue Operators Grant to offset losses from FY20 and FY21, we were able to use this capacity to reinvest in our mission in FY22.

We optimistically announced our 2021/22 DCPA Theatre Company season. While not quite restored to pre-COVID levels, the Theatre Company was able to return to the stage with a six-play season, including the perennial favorite A Christmas Carol, plus the summer tour of Wild Fire — seven shows to reengage our audience after an 18-month hiatus.

These shows combined with 10 rescheduled Broadway tours, four cabaret shows, three Off-Center immersive projects, and hundreds of classes and events all offered more than 703,000 guest experiences to our community. Of note, the majority of these programs were compressed into just seven months as our return to concurrent programming didn’t start until December 2021.

Our reopening was not without its challenges. Working in tandem with our colleagues at the Arts Complex, we implemented temporary COVID vaccination and mask requirements to protect the health and well-being of our patrons, artists and staff. Additionally, we needed to refill 170 positions and recruit 220 volunteer ushers to return to pre-COVID staffing levels. Finally, we were forced to cancel 44 performances due to COVID-related cast illness and extreme weather, resulting in $3.7 million in lost gross revenue.

Yet, we prevailed.

The reason for our successful reopening is multi-faceted. First, we received an outpouring of support from our community, raising $4.4 million for our Recovery Fund. Second, more than 350 individuals, foundations and businesses helped us complete our ambitious $17 million capital campaign to renovate the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex. Third, more than 14,000 Broadway subscribers stuck with us despite the cancellation or postponement of 35 shows.

And, last but in no way least, our DCPA team — Trustees, staff and volunteers — gave every ounce of their energy, time and talents to make sure we would succeed. While we look forward to restarting our Theatre for Young Audiences program, rebuilding our Colorado New Play Summit and developing our next five-year Strategic Plan, the culmination of FY22 was clear: We are back! Welcome home.

Warm regards,

Katy Tang in A Christmas Carol •
by Adams VisCom TABLE OF CONTENTS Mission, Equity Statement & Board of Trustees 4 Artistic Impact 6 Education Impact 10 Giving Impact 14 Community Impact 16 Community Collaborations 18 Venue Impact 20 Key Partners 22 Legacy Giving 24 Capital Campaign 28 Financial Information 30


350 Employees 121,701 Free & Discounted Admissions

$142,502 Ticket & Class Scholarships

703,098 Guest Experiences

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We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.


We passionately believe that the art of theatrical storytelling unites us across our differences, illuminates our shared past to understand our collective present, and empowers us to create a just and loving future — for everyone.



Martin Semple, Chairman

Hassan Salem, Chair-elect

Robert Slosky, Vice Chairman

William Dean Singleton, Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Patricia Baca

Brisa Carleton

Fred Churbuck

Isabelle Clark v

Navin Dimond

David Jacques Farahi

Kevin Kilstrom

Ruth Krebs

Robert C. Newman

Susan Fox Pinkowitz

Manny Rodriguez

Alan Salazar

Richard M. Sapkin

June Travis

Ken Tuchman

Tina Walls

Dr. Reginald L. Washington

Judi Wolf

Sylvia Young


Margot Gilbert Frank

Jeannie Fuller

Daniel L. Ritchie

Cleo Parker Robinson



William Dean Singleton, President

Martin Semple, Vice President

Dr. Reginald Washington, Secretary/Treasurer

Ruth Krebs

David Miller

Robert C. Newman

Hassan Salem

Robert Slosky

June Travis

Judi Wolf


Janice Sinden, President & CEO

Jamie Clements, Vice President, Development

Chris Coleman, Artistic Director, Theatre Company & Off-Center

John Ekeberg, Executive Director, Broadway & Cabaret

Lydia Garcia, Executive Director, Equity & Organization Culture

Gretchen Hollrah, Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Mallory, Vice President, Marketing & Sales

Lisa Roebuck, Vice President, Information Technology

Charles Varin, Managing Director, Theatre Company & Off-Center

Allison Watrous, Executive Director, Education & Community Engagement

Jane Williams, Chief Financial Officer

Trustees & management

as of June 30, 2022


On October 21, 2021, former DCPA President, COO and Trustee Lester Ward passed away after 46 years of service. Working alongside the Board, Lester guided the organization through years of tremendous growth in new play development, the establishment of OffCenter and his strong commitment to theatre education. His contributions will be heard in every round of applause for decades to come.


It takes a conscious and coordinated effort to create an amazing culture — one that is respectful of different people, perspectives, and experiences. As the DCPA continues its commitment to the advancement of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, leaders implemented Culture of Belonging and Respect workshops for all staff and visiting artists.


30 Ticketed Events

25,375 Subscribers 605,145 Tickets Distributed $203,406,512 Total Economic Impact

Alyse Alan Louis as Kate and the cast of Rattlesnake Kate • Photo by AK Photography


We’ve long known that our subscribers are loyal — it’s what makes this one of the best theatre markets in the country. But we found out exactly how loyal when we canceled and postponed 35 shows. Not only did 14,000 Broadway subscribers retain their packages over 18 long months, but we surged to 25,375 total subscribers upon our return. Thanks to near sell-out shows like Disney’s The Lion King, Hamilton and Moulin Rouge, our fans keep coming back for more.


Just when locals were feeling a bit claustrophobic from COVID restrictions, Van Gogh Alive brought muchneeded relief. Held in the spacious Stanley Marketplace Hangar in Aurora, Van Gogh Alive invited audiences of all ages to be immersed in projections of the artist’s greatest masterpieces…all while providing ample space to socially distance from other participants. The sensory experience reunited our community with art, culture and one another.

Company HAMILTON National Tour © Joan Marcus


The highly anticipated world premiere of Rattlesnake Kate ushered back the DCPA Theatre Company’s new play development program when it was held in conjunction with the 2022 Colorado New Play Summit. Based on a concept album by Neyla Pekarek, the production recounted the real-life tale of Kate Slaughterback who saved her horse, her homestead and her son from a rattlesnake migration. This Colorado legend was celebrated by three diverse actresses who portrayed different stages of Kate’s remarkable life.


Camp Christmas was made merrier and brighter by its commitment to sustainability. Creator Lonnie Hanzon capitalized on Lakewood’s “Powered by Renewable Energy” program to offer an eco-friendly holiday destination. Camp Christmas was entirely solar powered and utilized LED lightbulbs and repurposed or recycled materials for its extravagant outdoor lighting displays. The renewable energy alone avoided 25,000 pounds of carbon emissions, leaving everyone with a glow of appreciation for the sustainability efforts of the area’s newest holiday tradition.

Photo by Adams VisCom Cast of Rattlesnake Kate • Photo by AK Photography



The Choir of Man

Dear Evan Hansen

Disney’s The Lion King


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Jersey Boys

Moulin Rouge



Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (And 16 Other Things I Learned While I Was Drinking

Last Thursday)

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Other Josh Cohen

Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Miss Rhythm: The Story of R&B Legend Ruth Brown


American Fast*





Bobby G Awards Ceremony

Saturday Night Alive

Women with Hattitude


Camp Christmas

Mixed Taste

Van Gogh Alive


Choir Boy

A Christmas Carol

In the Upper Room*

Quixote Nuevo

Rattlesnake Kate*

Wild Fire

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

* Denotes new works

(L to R) André Ward (Toulouse-Lautrec),
Courtney Reed (Satine), Conor Ryan (Christian), David Harris (The Duke of Monroth), Austin Durant (Harold Zidler), Gabe MartÍnez (Santiago) North American Tour Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Photo by Matthew Murphy


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In a year when many programs were simply glad to restart, Book Stars exploded. This early childhood literacy program pairs a beloved book with theatre-based activities that bring a story to life. Over the past two years, Book Stars has grown exponentially by offering 1,036 workshops (a 240% increase from FY19) and connecting with 22,109 children — more than double previous levels. It’s never too early to cultivate a love of reading…and theatre.


Another program to not only restart but also grow was the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival. As a full partner of the Festival, DCPA Education offers inschool workshops to help students prepare. Plus, DCPA educators adjudicate, host and promote the beloved event. This year the DCPA team offered 148 workshops (a 44% increase from FY19) and welcomed 500 more participants to the on-site performances for a total of 5,500 aspiring thespians.

268 Unique Schools Served

380 Class Scholarships Valued at $115,880

125,012 Contact Hours

100,043 Students Engaged


For more than 25 years, the DCPA Education team has partnered with the Colorado State Thespian Conference, or ThesCon. This year, the Denver Center’s involvement expanded to include more than 25 workshops, six tours, and adjudication of more than 1,500 students.


The eighth annual Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards returned in-person to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This celebration of the best in high school musical theatre featured emcee Abby Leher, 2018 Best Lead Actress and a recent contestant on “American Idol.” This year, adjudicators evaluated 41 participating productions and 3,500 students, ultimately sending the Best Lead Actor and Actress to New York to represent Colorado in the national Jimmy Awards.

Thomas Beeker. Bobby G Awards 2022. Photo by John Moore.



Family Night on Broadway

Pre-show activities paired with a “kids go free with an adult” ticket


Backstage tours for audiences and student groups


Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards

Professional review of the best in high school musical theatre

Book Stars

Hands-on creative activities that stimulate literacy

Career Readiness

First-hand exposure to theatre careers

Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival

Workshops and co-presentation of the DPS Shakespeare Festival

Dramatic Learning

Fully customizable arts integration to complement core curriculum

Middle & High School Playwriting Workshops & Competition

Program to nurture young writers and develop new plays

Professional Development for Teachers

Tools to activate student engagement

Resiliency Program

Programs to build communication, collaboration and innovative thinking

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Adaptations of Shakespeare for high school students paired with workshops


Acting Classes


Private Coaching Student Matinees

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As non-profit organizations around the country began to emerge from the pandemic, our donors ensured that the DCPA was able to return to the stage and area classrooms. This unprecedented support allowed us to reengage students, revitalize our theatres and reconnect with our community. Thank you.

$4,830,504 In-Kind Donations

$4,736,721 Individual, Corporate & Foundation

$889,327 Fundraising Events

$2,416,855 Capital Campaign

$8,188,303 SCFD Contribution

420 Volunteers

$21,061,710 Cumulative Giving

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Thanks to a $15,000 grant from Union Pacific and a $2,000 grant from the City of Lakewood Possibilities Fund, more than 9,000 individuals were able to see Camp Christmas at no charge Representing 14% of the total attendance, tickets were distributed by numerous partner organizations including area schools, libraries and rec centers. In addition to the elaborate light display, guests also enjoyed free carousel rides.


In 2010, the DCPA embarked on a three-phase, $57 million renovation of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, which required the DCPA to launch its first-ever capital campaign with a goal of $17 million. Despite economic uncertainty that resulted from COVID-19, individuals responded and the capital campaign was accomplished four years after being launched. More than 350 gifts including six bequests and 320 seats named to honor loved ones allowed the DCPA to meet this fundraising goal.


Talk about a spectacular Spectacular! Saturday Night Alive 2022 transported 500 guests to the glamour and glitz of the Moulin Rouge. Lynn & Kevin McDonald of the Genesee Mountain Foundation were honored with the Daniel L. Ritchie Spotlight Award for their outstanding philanthropic contributions at the DCPA’s 41st annual fundraiser, which grossed $830,000 for theatre and education.

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3,524 Guests at Invited Dress Rehearsals

64,6647 Free or Discounted Student Programs

$182,640 Value of Vouchers, Scholarships & Donated Space



The DCPA’s Community Engagement efforts restarted with ¡Comunidad, Cultura y Fiesta! Held in partnership with the Colorado Symphony and Denver Arts & Venues, nearly 400 attendees experienced delicious food, engaging music and Folklorico dancing by local partners. Then guests entered the fantastical world of DCPA Theatre Company’s Quixote Nuevo where the crowd was joined by playwright Octavio Solis making it a night to remember.


Many people have notions about Shakespeare. Lofty language, neck ruffs and swordplay. Toss out the pretentious impressions, add a park and a pickup truck, and you have the DCPA’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. This accessible education community engagement program has grown to include 15 free public performances at community centers, which were seen by 1,668 people. All hail the Bard!


In partnership with the City of Greeley and the Greeley History Museum, a replica of Kate Slaughterback’s snakeskin dress was displayed during the DCPA Theatre Company’s production of Rattlesnake Kate


Continuing a tradition, DCPA employees, family and friends walked alongside a proudly bedecked float in the annual Denver Pride Parade.

the Parking Lot
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Continuing & Deepening Relationships

Amigos de México

Anythink Library | Brighton, Commerce City

Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization

Balón USA

Band of Toughs Theatre Company

Cherry Creek Theatre

City of Aurora – Global Fest

City of Denver – Arts & Venues, Cook Park Recreation Center, Five by Five

City of Greeley Museums

City of Greenwood Village – Cultural Arts

City of Thornton – Thornton Arts & Culture Center

City of Westminster | Parks Recreation and Libraries

Dance USA

Denver Cafecito

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center

Denver Preschool Program

Denver Public Library | Multiple Branches

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts


Five Points Jazz Festival

Flatiron Crossing Mall

Focus Points Family Resource Center


Latin Fashion Week Colorado

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

Lighthouse Writers Workshop – Poetry Out Loud

Littleton Museum

Migrant Education Program | DPS ESSA Title Programs

Migrant Education Program | Aurora Public Schools

Mile High 360

MSU Denver | Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry, College Assistance Migrant Program

New Generation Productions

One Talk Media

Pop Culture Classroom

Soldevila Music Project

Sun Valley Youth Center

The Catamounts

University of Denver


Thriving & Long-standing Relationships



Catholic Charities

The Center on Colfax

City of Lakewood


The Collaborative of the SCFD

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Colorado State Thespians

Colorado Symphony

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Denver Public Library

Denver Public Schools

Denver Public Schools Foundation

Denver School of the Arts


Hanzon Studios

HighPointe Services

Inside the Orchestra – Tiny Tots

Jameka Speaks

Jeffco Public Schools

King Adult Day Enrichment Program (KADEP)

Mexican Cultural Center

Museo de las Americas

Office of Storytelling | City and County of Denver

Opening Act

Phamaly Theatre Company

Riverfront Park Community Foundation


Visit Denver




To make the DCPA’s venues even more irresistible, our Events Services team expanded its food and beverage options. Now, guests can choose from six catering partners when planning an event. In addition to long-time partner Epicurean Group, we welcomed Biscuits and Berries, Catering by Design, Occasions Catering, Serendipity Catering and SODEXO Live! All of the caterers showcased their offerings at A Bite of the Ballroom, an event to reintroduce the Ballroom to meeting planners, businesses and the cultural community.


In 2021, the Seawell Ballroom played host to Dragutante, an annual drag show for LGBTQIA+ youth in Denver. But this year’s event wasn’t any event. It was filmed for Generation Drag, a new six-episode series on Discovery+ hosted by Tyra Banks, which aired on June 1. Get your drag on!

74 Rental Events

21,345 Guests

Photo by RobinFulton
22 Courtney A. Vinson
King in In the
and Kayla
Upper Room • Photo by Adams VisCom




The Denver Post


The Shubert Foundation


United Airlines


Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa


First Bank Holding

TCI Wealth

Turner Morris Inc.

UC Health


Community Fund Foundation

Edgerton Foundation

Peggy Finley

The Joan and Phill Berger

Charitable Fund

Kaiser Permanente

Mike & Diana Kinsey

Ruth Krebs & Peter Mannetti

Robert & Judi Newman

Ted Pinkowitz & Susan Fox


Martin & Jo Semple

Semple Brown

Robert & Carole Slosky

June Travis

Union Pacific

University of Colorado

U.S. Bank

Tim & Stephanie White

Women’s Voices Fund

Xcel Energy


(listed alphabetically)

Alpine Bank


The Anschutz Foundation

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Brisa & Mark Carleton



Bob & Kathy Clark

Jerome & Jackie Davis

Evergreen Natural Resources

Keith & Kathie Finger


Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons

Gary Community Investments

Genesee Mountain Foundation

Graf Engineering, LLC


HRM Resources III, LLC

Kendra Scott

Dorota & Kevin Kilstrom


MDC Richmond American Homes Foundation

Mile High United Way

Morgan Stanley

Morgridge Family Foundation

Moxxy Women

Phil & Marcie Munishor



Spencer Ross

Salah Foundation

Semple, Farrington, Everall & Case

Serendipity Catering

Janice Sinden

Pat Spieles

Stonebridge Companies

Turner Construction Company


University of Colorado Denver

US Bank

Westin Denver Downtown

Xcel Energy Foundation


The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation


Isabelle Clark v

Daniel L. Ritchie Scholarship Program

Genesee Mountain Foundation

Lewis E. Myers, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Morgridge Family Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts: Shakespeare in American Communities

Newman Family Foundation

Riverfront Park Community Foundation

Spencer Ross / Ross Foundation Transamerica


The Corner Office Edge

Hard Rock Café Range


Thank you to the many donors who have given gifts to honor individuals or included the DCPA in their estate plans. Your generosity allows us to engage and inspire actors, artists, students, staff and audiences for seasons to come. We are grateful.

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Hartman Axley

Holly Bachmeyer

Casey Barela

Leslie Beltrami

Angela Betker & Anthony Simon

Robert Blauvelt & Michael Corrigan

Libby M. & Janet M. Bortz

Janet & Andre Branum

Susan Burrows

Anne Burton

Jim Caputo

Kendall & Steve Carbone

Diane & Thomas Carson

Isabelle Clark v

Dale Colclasure

Les Crispelle

Barbara DeJong

Michael Donner

Teri & Bob Downard

John Downing

Beverly & Joseph Elinoff

Sara English

Robin & Cole Finegan

Kathie & Keith Finger

Jeannie & John Fuller

Rosemary Glista

Thomas Graham & Judith Pettibone

Chuck & Pat Griffith

Terry & Noel Hefty/Messing Family Charitable Foundation

Jeanne Hind v

Paul Houtkooper

Roy Ireson

Paul & Sandy Jeffery

Paul Jeselnick & Andy W. Strickland

Martha Kelce

Leo & Susan Kiely

Diana & Mike Kinsey

Ruth Krebs & Peter Mannetti

William LaBahn

Sandy Leerskov

Scott & Martha MacCormack

Elaine Maykowski

Al & Carol Meny

Janice Michael

Lynnette Morrison

Judie & Ron Neel

Marilyn Oliver

Margaret A. Platte

Linda Rieger

Daniel L. Ritchie

Audrey Rothenberg

Bruce Schmidt

David & Eva Schoonmaker

Ryan Schultz

Carol Sellman

Fern Seltzer

Jo & Martin Semple

Dean Singleton

Bob & Carole Slosky

Stansbury Family Foundation

Janis Starkey

Susan Stiff

Jim & Jenene Stookesberry

D. & Mark Turner

John Van Epps

Gaylyn & Chuck White

Karen Wibrew

Dolores M. Wilson

Judi & Marvin* Wolf

Matt Wollbrinck



Richard Abele, in honor of Danny Ledford

David Adelman, in memory of Scott Atwell

Dr. Dina Brudenell & Edward Altman, in memory of Edward F. Altman, Jr.

Darlene Ambrosine, in honor of Frieda Posey

Sandy Amendola, in memory of Joseph F Amendola

Gail Anderson, in memory of Scott Atwell

Anonymous, in honor of Selina Montague Foster

Anonymous, in honor of Charlie Miller

Anonymous, in honor of Diana Kinsey

Miss Felicia Armour, in memory of Nana

Raymond Baker, in memory of Lester Ward

Nanina Baldwin, in honor of Dennis Anthony Ipsen

Laura Beard, in honor of Jack Beard

Elisabether Beindorff, in honor of DCPA staff and artists

Jim & Kristin Bender, in honor of Christine Benero and Brad Busse

Gail & Martin M. Berliner, in memory of Jill Behr

Fran Berry, in honor of JoEllen McGugan

Anne Blair, in honor of Kevin D. Blair

Gabriel Blanco, in honor of The Blanco Family

Johnna Bontadelli, in honor of Dillon

Michael Brewer, in memory of Scott Atwell

Norman Brownstein, in memory of Jill Behr

Dave Bryant, in memory of Bonnie Shaw

Kay Drees Burke Family Trust, in honor of Jill Behr

Joseph Campbell, in memory of Rita Campbell

Stephen Cantrill, in honor of The Cantrill, Kenyon, and Rea Families

Judith Cardenas, in honor of Denver Theater Staff

Diana Carney, in honor of Jacki

Gregory Carpenter, in honor of Janice Sinden

Harold Scatterday & Adele Carter, in memory of Helen Sutton

Roger & Susan Cauthon, in memory of Julia Munson

Cynthia Cavo, in honor of The Cavo Family

Marcia Cedars, in memory of Scott Atwell

Felipe Cervantes, in honor of Chabelita Campos

Diane Cionni, in memory of Robert Crowley

Linda Cochran, in memory of Dona May

Linda Cochran, in honor of Carol Saloranta

Linda Cochran, in honor of Marie Allen

Steven Cohen, in memory of Scott Atwell

Christine Cook, in honor of John

Dina Crawford, in memory of Dorothy L. Ellis

Katherine Cunningham, in honor of Peter Callaghan

Trent Cunningham, in honor of Sharon Wilson

Gary Darfler, in memory of Jody Darfler

Evan & Jennifer Dechtman, in memory of Shirley Joondeph

Diane Dermer, in honor of Tyler Trout

Stephanie F Donner, in honor of Joe Semple and Janice Sinden

John Dorwart, in honor of Penni Dorwart

Maureen Dudley, in memory of Dave Akers

Pamela Easter, in honor of Robin Heppler

Kathy Elsner, in memory of Scott Atwell

Lynn Emery, in honor of Lara Kendrick Monroe

Feig-Sandoval Family, in honor of Inman Park, Chris Coleman, Jessica Kahkoska, and Mark

Laura Fellows, in honor of Janet M Graham

Mimi Finn, in memory of Janet Miltner Adrienne Ruston Fitzbiggons, in memory of Jill Behr

Christopher Fox, in honor of Bowie and Jazz

Deborah Frate-Sicard, in memory of Scott Atwell

Pat Frederiksen, in honor of Joan & Bob Frederiksen and Sharon Rath

Pat Frederiksen, in honor of The Rath and Blocker Families

JoAnne Friedman, in honor of Bill Raffeld and Jason Howe

William Futera, in honor of Dean Singleton

William Futera, in honor of Joy Burns

William Futera, in honor of J une Travis

Leslie Gadd, in honor of Linda Gadd

Ms. Ginni Galicinao, in honor of Roger Haak

Ellen Ganster, in honor of Peter Mannetti and Ruth Krebs

Alan Gass, in memory of Lester Ward

Martha Gish, in memory of Lyle Raper

Ruben Gonzalez, in honor of Alexander Hamilton

Ronald & Vivian Gordon, in honor of Don Bender

Lee Graham, in honor of Micheal Plotnick

Lauren Grant, in honor of the artists who held onto their dreams

Don & Marcie Haloin, in honor of Lavonna Longwell

Jennifer Hammers, in honor of Maggie C Dillon

Rodger Hara, in honor of Jessie Hara

Susan Harmon, in honor of Montine Hansl

Roger Harned, in honor of Roger and Jackie Harned

Alice Harris, in honor of Matt Wagner and Lisa Parsons Wagner

Daniela Heckel, in honor of Tina Lorenz

Mary Hill, in memory of James Dungan Smith

Aide Hillman, in honor of Alan Hillman

Sarah Hines, in honor of Robert H Hines, Jr, MD

Charles Holum, in honor of Linda Huang and Charles Holum

Jacquelyn Honeyfield, in memory of Scott Atwell

John Houlihan, in memory of Grandma Gray

Kim Huskins, in honor of Harry Huskins

Greta Huss, in honor of Christina Zaijeck

Sandra Huzyk, in honor of Cassie Klumpp

Mary Ingleby, in honor of Tom Ingleby

Robyn Jacobs, in honor of Reeva Macdonald

Heather Kendall, in honor of Grandma Burgess and Grammy Llama

Sharon Kermiet, in honor of Lonnie Hanzon

Jeff & Meryl Kingery, in memory of Scott Atwell

Diana & Mike Kinsey, in memory of Lester Ward

Julie Knauf, in honor of Todd Hultgren

Kameron Knox, in honor of Brittany Knox

Kenneth and Barbara Laff, in memory of Lester Ward

Richard Lamphere, in memory of Carol Presley

Lynnlee Lopez, in honor of Lori Ann Lopez

Teri Lotvedt, in memory of Genie Ritthaler

Guadalupe Loyd, in honor of Mary Samaniego Aguilar

Audrey Mandell, in honor of Linda Syatt

Mariel, in honor of Jill Behr

Judy D Marino, in honor of Bello

Larry Marquez, in memory of Lester Ward

Jen Martin, in honor of Elijah McClain

Marianne & Ed Marvez, in honor of Ed Marvez

Selena Mascarenas Reese, in honor of Harolene Wilson

Thanis Mclaughlin, in honor of Mele

Susan McNaughton, in honor of Mike Fero

Jen Meckna, in honor of Gracie Augspurger

Dr. Jordan Mendoza, in honor of Rita Gonzales

Marie Miller, in honor of Miyoko Takahashi

Mark Miller, in honor of Beth Myers

Olivia Milner, in honor of Alicia Cardenas

Arlene Mohler Johnson, in memory of Eunice Romano

Katherine Moore, in honor of Dale Wilson

Gilbert Morales, in honor of Carmen C Morales

Daniel Muehl, in honor of Grammy Ellis

Mieko Nakamura, in honor of Jill Behr

Kristen Nordenholz & Andy Martin, in memory of Ilse and Robert Nordenholz

Allison Olien, in honor of Gail and Jeff Strobel

Kathleen O’Neal, in honor of Bobby Branchini

Edythe Pahl, in honor of Nancy and George Kern

Julie Parent, in memory of Christopher Parent

Juliana Phelps, in memory of Robert Ward Phelps

Diana Poquette, in honor of Richard Poquette

Larry Ramsdell, in honor of Loretta Tschirgi

Kaitlin Rich, in honor of Rich and Bates

Lee & Jill Richman, in honor of Kathryn Haight

Cari Rowe, in honor of Claudia Scarboro

Jon Rupp, in memory of Glenn Rupp

Kayla Russo, in honor of Richard Russo

Anna Scheitler, in memory of Lucille Scheitler

Linda & John Scott, in memory of Patricia Pease

Jo & Martin Semple, in honor of Martin Semple

Caryl Shipley, in honor of Martin Semple

Bennett Siew, in honor of Dr. James Deleppo

Larry Silver, in honor of Carmen Silver

Joanne Slanovich, in memory of Mary Selak

Bob & Carole Slosky, in memory of Lester Ward

Lauren Spalty, in honor of Garza Neill

Elizabeth Starrs, in memory of Lester Ward

Doug Staubach, in honor of Allan Folkins

Diane & Derek Steffen, in memory of Paul Rothman

Christine Stickley, in honor of Dana Stickley

Gail Strobel, in honor of Allison Oilen

Linda Sundbye, in memory of John M Hall

Judy & Meyer Sussman, in memory of Scott Atwell

Diane & Buzz Sweat, in honor of Jill Behr

Elizabeth Talbot, in honor of Jane Francis Fallon

Dick & Sonnie Talley, in honor of Marc Ravenhill

Lorraine Taylor, in honor of Joan Ebel

Danielle Tervol, in honor of Danny Atkins

Susan Tews, in memory of Scott Atwell

David Thomas, in memory of Scott Atwell

Tomblin Family Foundation, in memory of Lucky Tomblin

Brandon Velarde, in memory of Lester Ward

Kristin Villano, in honor of all who love theater

Rich & Berta Waldmeier, in memory of Wilbur Flachman

April Walters, in honor of Jacob Del Hierro

John & Donna Ward, in memory of Lester Ward

Johanna Wasser, in honor of Lynne Berry

Marc Wasserman, in honor of Stephanie Lee Wasserman

Melissa Weber, in memory of James Niebuhr

Paul & Jane Wiesen, in memory of Lester Ward

Michael A Williams Charitable Fund, in honor of Harry Shulman and Family

David & Lynn Wong, in honor of Judi and Marvin Wolf

Phillip & Francine Yeddis, in memory of Scott Atwell

Frank Ziede, in honor of Lee Prosenjak

DonnaDale Hoffmann Turner and Mark G. Turner in honor of Marc Ravenhill

Charles Varin in memory of David Tschan

Connie Walker in honor of Erin Walker

Sandra Walling in memory of Jack Fitzgibbons

Glory & David Weisberg in memory of Jack Fitzgibbons

Katie Wheeler in honor of Manu and Gilbert

Melissa Winter in honor of Adam Winter Jr

Sandra Wolf in memory of Jack Fitzgibbons

Earl Wright in memory of Nancy Wright & in honor of the Semples


More than 350 individuals, businesses and foundations contributed to the DCPA’s $17 million “A Grander Opening” campaign to renovate the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex. We thank them for their generosity and look forward to sharing the joy of live theatre in our newly renamed Wolf, Kilstrom, Singleton and Weeks Conservatory theatres for years to come.

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JUNE 30, 2021 AND 2022

$71,923,390 GROSS $71,759,377 GROSS $36,201,589 4,346,370 497,437 10,849,216 2,430,298 9,133,041 8,465,439 $36,221,862 19,398,506 3,029,696 1,615,832 11,493,481


32 2022 2021 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 26,653,949 $ 34,128,760 Receivables, Net of Allowances: Accounts Receivable 315,723 307,518 Grant Receivable - 10,000,000 Employee Retention Credit Receivable 2,813,778Receivable from Helen G. Bonfils Foundation - 3,219 Contributions Receivable 192,983 33,775 Receivable from SCFD 2,413,537 2,136,402 Inventories and Deferred Productions Costs 2,312,991 2,790,077 Total Current Assets 34,702,961 49,399,751 Restricted Investments 5,309,929 5,797,050 Contributions Receivable - Capital Campaign, Net of Allowances 2,330,918 2,908,068 Contributed Use of Buildings 10,387,844 10,463,681 Memorabilia and Tapestries 331,630 331,630 Equipment, Leasehold Improvements, and Work in Progress, Net 28,069,876 29,634,913 Investments Without Donor Restrictions 11,241,150 12,145,015 Total Assets $ 92,374,308 $ 110,680,108 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses $ 4,308,004 $ 4,329,940 Current Portion of Deferred Ticket Receipts 12,933,733 17,120,298 Current Portion of Deferred Service Fees 2,130,116 2,558,695 Deferred Contributions 793,299 347,708 Other Deferred Revenue 4,447,046 5,362,208 Current Portion of Line of Credit - 10,000,000 Current Portion of Loan Payable 1,080,000Current Portion of Capital Lease Obligations 31,473 43,780 Current Portion of Planned Gift Annuities 11,530 11,530 Total Current Liabilities 25,735,201 39,774,159 NONCURRENT LIABILITIES Deferred Ticket Receipts, Less Current Portion - 7,113,931 Deferred Service Fees, Less Current Portion - 1,058,143 Loan Payable, Less Current Portion 3,780,000Capital Lease Obligations, Less Current Portion 10,970 42,443 Planned Gift Annuities, Less Current Portion 166,586 173,894 Total Noncurrent Liabilities 3,957,556 8,388,411 Total Liabilities 29,692,757 48,162,570 NET ASSETS Without Donor Restrictions 45,889,163 45,494,050 With Donor Restrictions 16,792,388 17,023,488 Total Net Assets 62,681,551 62,517,538 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 92,374,308 $ 110,680,108
2022 and 2021


2022 2021 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Change in Net Assets $ 164,013 $ 14,940,275 Adjustments to Reconcile Change in Net Assets to Net Cash, Cash Equivalents Provided by Operating Activities: Depreciation and Amortization 2,223,995 1,713,710 Amortization of Discount on Contributions Receivable (13,443) (19,921) Change in Value of Gift Annuity 4,222 4,193 Realized and Unrealized (Gain) Loss on Investments 1,826,693 (2,059,219) Donated Securities (26,569) (7,053) CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness - (4,009,517) (Increase) Decrease in Assets: Accounts Receivable (8,205) 6,323,948 Contributions Receivable (2,576,063) (2,487,518) Grant Receivable 10,000,000 (10,000,000) Employee Retention Credit Receivable (2,813,778)Receivable from Helen G. Bonfils Foundation 3,219 (3,219) Contributed Use of Buildings 75,837 164,307 Receivable from SCFD (277,135) (404,661) Inventories and Deferred Production Costs 477,086 (956,246) Increase (Decrease) in Liabilities: Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses 1,725,647 (2,494,713) Deferred Ticket Receipts (11,300,496) 2,435,671 Deferred Service Fees (1,486,722) 320,593 Deferred Contributions 445,591 (273,738) Other Deferred Revenue (915,162) (383,512) Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities (2,471,270) 2,803,380 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchase of Equipment, Leasehold Improvements, and Work in Progress (2,406,541) (14,471,316) Purchases of Investments (34,607,386) (64,112,521) Proceeds from Sales and Maturities of Investments 34,198,248 63,661,014 Net Cash Used by Investing Activities (2,815,679) (14,922,823) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from Line of Credit Borrowing - 10,000,000 Principal Payments on Line of Credit Borrowing (4,600,000)Principal Payments on Loan Payable (540,000)Proceeds from Capital Campaign Contributions 3,007,448 3,804,541 Principal Payments on Capital Lease Obligations (43,780) (44,449) Payments on Gift Annuity Obligations (11,530) (11,530) Net Cash Provided (Used) by Financing Activities (2,187,862) 13,748,562 CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (7,474,811) 1,629,119 Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Year 34,128,760 32,499,641 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF YEAR $ 26,653,949 $ 34,128,760
June 30, 2022 and 2021


Without Donor With Donor Restrictions Restrictions Total REVENUE, GAINS, AND OTHER SUPPORT Ticket Sales - Broadway and Cabaret $ 36,201,589 $ - $ 36,201,589 Ticket Sales - Theatre Company and Off-Center 4,346,370 - 4,346,370 Ticket Sales - Education 8,300 - 8,300 Tuition 489,137 - 489,137 Other Operating Income 7,685,428 - 7,685,428 Employee Retention Credit 2,813,778 - 2,813,778 Scientific and Cultural Facilities District 6,051,902 2,413,537 8,465,439 Capital Campaign Contributions 2,430,298 - 2,430,298 Individual, Corporate, Foundation, and Other Support 3,663,810 59,469 3,723,279 Special Events 880,632 3,496 884,128 Contributed Nonfinancial Assets 1,172,013 4,069,796 5,241,809 Helen G. Bonfils Foundation Contribution 1,000,000 - 1,000,000 Investment Income, Net (1,023,337) (342,828) (1,366,165) Net Assets Released from Restrictions: Operations 6,434,570 (6,434,570)Total Revenue, Gains, and Other Support 72,154,490 (231,100) 71,923,390 EXPENSES Program Services: Broadway and Cabaret 33,835,043 - 33,835,043 Theatre Company and Off-Center 17,857,691 - 17,857,691 Education and Community Engagement 2,976,684 - 2,976,684 Total Program Services 54,669,418 - 54,669,418 Fundraising Services: Development 1,237,716 - 1,237,716 Special Events 378,116 - 378,116 Total Fundraising Services 1,615,832 - 1,615,832 Administrative Services: Administration 13,819,675 - 13,819,675 Event Services 1,654,452 - 1,654,452 Total Administrative Services 15,474,127 - 15,474,127 Total Expenses 71,759,377 - 71,759,377 CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 395,113 (231,100) 164,013 Net Assets - Beginning of Year 45,494,050 17,023,488 62,517,538 NET ASSETS - END OF YEAR $ 45,889,163 $ 16,792,388 $ 62,681,551 2022
Year Ended June 30, 2022


Without Donor With Donor Restrictions Restrictions Total REVENUE, GAINS, AND OTHER SUPPORT Ticket Sales - Broadway and Cabaret $ 82,793 $ - $ 82,793 Ticket Sales - Theatre Company and Off-Center 16,060 - 16,060 Ticket Sales - Education - -Tuition 198,109 - 198,109 Other Operating Income 887,882 - 887,882 CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness 4,009,517 - 4,009,517 Federal Grant 10,000,000 - 10,000,000 Scientific and Cultural Facilities District 5,178,206 2,136,402 7,314,608 Capital Campaign Contributions 286,062 2,448,830 2,734,892 Individual, Corporate, Foundation, and Other Support 2,783,571 45,284 2,828,855 Special Events 722,789 - 722,789 Contributed Nonfinancial Assets 181,797 4,065,760 4,247,557 Helen G. Bonfils Foundation Contribution 1,000,000 - 1,000,000 Investment Income, Net 1,355,112 887,382 2,242,494 Net Assets Released from Restrictions: Capital Campaign 12,253,147 (12,253,147)Operations 7,850,578 (7,850,578)Total Revenue, Gains, and Other Support 46,805,623 (10,520,067) 36,285,556 EXPENSES Program Services: Broadway and Cabaret 1,092,670 - 1,092,670 Theatre Company and Off-Center 8,199,681 - 8,199,681 Education and Community Engagement 2,088,539 - 2,088,539 Total Program Services 11,380,890 - 11,380,890 Fundraising Services: Development 792,284 - 792,284 Special Events 281,110 - 281,110 Total Fundraising Services 1,073,394 - 1,073,394 Administrative Services: Administration 7,941,302 - 7,941,302 Event Services 949,695 - 949,695 Total Administrative Services 8,890,997 - 8,890,997 Total Expenses 21,345,281 - 21,345,281 CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 25,460,342 (10,520,067) 14,940,275 Net Assets - Beginning of Year 20,033,708 27,543,555 47,577,263 NET ASSETS - END OF YEAR $ 45,494,050 $ 17,023,488 $ 62,517,538 2021
Year Ended June 30, 2021

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Raúl Cardona and the cast of Quixote Nuevo Photo by Adams VisCom
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