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Following the successful formula that has enchanted audiences for over 25 years, the Sammons Center for the Arts launched a new concert series, Sammons Cabaret, in February 2012. Staged in the traditional cabaret style, a singer accompanied by a pianist, the concerts feature standard cabaret repertoire including music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway tunes, torch songs, and vocal standards. Sammons Cabaret is presented in the intimate setting of Kurth Hall to a limited audience. Concerts are held on the third Thursday of the month, February through May and September through December.

Each concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and features a singer and sometimes an accompanist performing two sets with a brief intermission between sets. Refreshments are served from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again during intermission. Doors to Kurth Hall, located on the fourth floor of the Sammons Center, open at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $45 per person and includes valet parking, light appetizers, and assorted beverages. Sammons members receive a $5 per ticket discount. Tickets go on sale to Sammons members on July 25 and to the general public on August 15. Not a Sammons member? See below for information on how to join.

Here's a taste of our Cabaret show from October 2015, Liz Mikel singing Nina Simone's "Four Women."




Tickets Go on Sale August 15, 2016

Lorena & Teddy Davey

Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn't stay there. In the case of Lorena and Teddy Davey, that's a good thing. With a shared love of the stage and performing the Great American Songbook, jazz, and classical and pop music, the pair first appeared together onstage ten years ago at the Las Vegas Hilton. Their "He Sang - She Sang" show for Sammons Cabaret features the great songs you know, but with a twist.

Diana Sheehan

Some of the most gorgeous melodies ever composed get Diana Sheehan's magical touch when she performs The Jerome Kern Songbook at Sammons Cabaret. The show, which won "Best of Loop" at this year's Out Of The Loop Fringe Festival, features treasures like "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "The Way You Look Tonight." Diana's remarkable vocals and skilled interpretations make her a favorite of cabaret fans.

Sheran Goodspeed Keyton

Whether on or off the stage, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton is a force of nature. She sings, acts, directs, choreographs, and teaches. Winning awards for her portrayals of blues singer Bessie Smith and gospel legend Mahalia Jackson, Sheran's role as Etta James in Simply Etta so impressed one critic that she was tapped as "one of Dallas' reigning musical theater divas." Her powerhouse voice and knack for storytelling make her an all-inclusive entertainer.

Shelley Kenneavy

KERA's cheerful midday announcer, Art & Seek calendar producer and blog contributor studied music at Louisiana State University before going to New York to study musical theater. Shelley Kenneavy produced and starred in a cabaret show in NY and Dallas with her sister before going back to a career in radio journalism. Her recent return to performing cabaret is winning fans across North Texas.


THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT. Enjoy a preview of the fall 2016 season of Sammons Cabaret at this special evening on Friday, August 19, 2016, benefiting the Snyder Family Series of Sammons Cabaret. Cabaret & Cabernet is highlighted by a showcase of more than one dozen local cabaret stars and a tasting of select wines.

The evening begins with a wine tasting at 7:30 p.m., followed by a concert at 8:00 p.m. featuring the DFW area's top vocalists, including Lorena and Teddy Davey, Jay Gardner, WT Greer, Tony Hakim, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, Keron Jackson, LaLa Johnson, Carolyn Lee Jones, Shelley Kenneavy, Janelle Lutz, Pam Musgrove, and Diana Savage. Each singer performs one song from the Great American Songbook, a Broadway show tune, ballad or torch song, accompanied by the wonderful Larry Petty Combo. Emcees are two Sammons Cabaret Artists of the Year, Linda Petty and Denise Lee, and Tracy Fulton, who hosts the regular season of Sammons Cabaret.

Admission is $300 for a table of six and $400 for a table of eight. Guests receive valet parking, the concert, wine tasting, other beverages, and appetizers. Table hosts receive a one year Sammons Cabaret membership at the Nite Club level, a certificate for two tickets to a Sammons Cabaret concert, and a CD by a local cabaret artist. Tables may be purchased by calling the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788 or online by clicking this link. All major credit cards are accepted.

For more information, call the Center at (214) 520-7788 or email info@sammonsartcenter.org.

All artists subject to change.

Here's Janelle Lutz from the January 2016 Cabaret & Cabernet, singing "The Man that Got Away":


Some of the cabaret artists who have appeared recently at Sammons Cabaret include:

Corey Breedlove
Lynne Cadena
Teddy Davey
Gary Lynn Floyd
WT Greer
Carolyn Lee Jones
Sheran Goodspeed Keyton
Denise Lee
Terry Loftis
Janelle Lutz
Jennifer Martin
Heather Paterson
Linda and Larry Petty
Diana Sheehan

What Cabaret Fans Say

"It provides a small enough setting to really see and hear well with a casual, intimate setting." - Janet Reid, Sammons Member

"Cabaret is a unique salon style event, as if I were in someone's home." - Deborah Barnes, Sammons Member

Dallas' Mr. Cabaret, Tracy Fulton

Banker by day, Mr. Cabaret by night. Sammons Cabaret founder, Tracy Fulton, is your host for the evening.

Tracy "Mr. Cabaret" Fulton

(Photo by Hank Henley Photography)


Sammons Cabaret depends on its dedicated members to support the increasingly popular series and its program goals, which include creating a regular series for cabaret fans to enjoy great music by local cabaret artists in a relaxed, smoke-free and intimate setting at reasonable prices.

There are three levels of annual membership with the following benefits:

Nite Club Members - $35/yr

  • A $5 discount on tickets (regular price $45 - Member price - $40).
  • Name listed in Sammons Cabaret concert programs in the Nite Club Member category.

Spot Light Members - $75/yr

  • A $5 discount on tickets (regular price $45 - Member price - $40).
  • Name listed in Sammons Cabaret concert programs in the Spotlight Member category.
  • A free CD from a local cabaret artist.

Top Hat Members - $150/yr

  • A $5 discount on tickets (regular price $45 - Member price - $40).
  • Name listed in Sammons Cabaret concert programs in the Top Hat category.
  • A free CD from a local cabaret artist.
  • Early entry and reserved seating.

For information about Sammons Cabaret membership, click here.

For a MAP and driving directions, click here.

Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-7788


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We hire LOCAL acts from the Dallas Fort-Worth area. To be considered as a performer for the Sammons Cabaret series, please forward your bio and photo (or electronic press kit), music sample and contact information to info@sammonsartcenter.org.

You may also send your materials to: Sammons Cabaret, c/o Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219.


The 2016/2017 Sammons Cabaret Series is sponsored by a generous gift in honor of Judy Snyder. Funding for the Snyder Cabaret Series is also provided, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District with additional support from Ben E. Keith Co., Preferred Parking, Goody Goody, and Corporate Business Solutions Inc.

Sammons Cabaret is also generously supported by Sammons Cabaret members and the following:

Texas COmmission on the Arts

Sammons Cabaret is sponsored in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

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