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Though its creations can make or break the look of a production, the costume shop at the Denver Center Theatre Company might go unsung most of the year, cranking out fancy duds for characters both Shakespearean and contemporarily urban: kings and clowns, beggars and bellhops, showgirls and sad old men. But the annual Theatre Threads fashion show and luncheon is not just an opportunity for those very behind-the-scenes DCTC designers to shine; it’s also a benefit for the company and its educational program, which, among other things, introduces young people to the joys of the stage.

“I will always remember as a child going to the theater and being swept away into this magical world filled with lively characters dressed in beautiful costumes,” recalls event chairman Denise Bellucci, noting that this is a runway show with a mission. And there’s more than one twist to the goings-on. The models adorned in rich costumery are a different kind of beautiful people: Denver socialites and benefactors. Okay, it’s sort of a dress-up game for the rich and famous, but it’s for a good cause.

Theatre Threads goes from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Seawell Ballroom, Denver Performing Arts Complex; for tickets, $100 (half the amount is tax-deductible), visit or call 303-446-4815.
Wed., Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2013


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