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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.  Staged in the traditional cabaret style — a singer accompanied by a pianist — the concerts feature standard cabaret repertoire including music from the Great American Song Book, 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.

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


Snyder Family Series of Sammons Cabaret
Spring 2016


Heather Paterson - SOLD OUT!

Researchers may still be studying if music can be used as medicine, but anyone who has heard Heather Paterson sing instantly feels pretty good. The 2011 Sammons Jazz Artist of the Year taught voice and sang with several jazz and pop groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for several years after earning her degree in opera, vocal performance, and music pedagogy from Southern Methodist University. She returned to college to study nursing, eventually becoming a Master’s prepared nurse practitioner at Children’s. She is still a nurse, but luckily for her music fans, she returned to the concert stage after a ten year absence. Heather kicks off the spring season of Cabaret with a healthy dose of Vitamin GM (Great Music)! This show is sold out!


Corey Breedlove - SOLD OUT!

Recording and performing since the tender age of 12, Corey Breedlove has gained plenty of attention for his lively shows filled with wit, crowd interaction, and terrific music. Known early in his career for his diversity and talent, he would later develop a passionate interest in the Great American Songbook after buying a Sinatra CD for $1 at his local bookstore. Blending iconic jazz standards from the 1920s-1940s with country, blues, and original music, Corey is a natural-born entertainer dedicated to creating and sharing art. With a voice compared to Tony Bennett’s, and a style likened to Sinatra’s, this Dallas native was a hit at the fall 2015 Cabaret & Cabernet with his rendition of “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square.” This show is sold out!


THURSDAY, April 21, 2016
Janelle Lutz - SOLD OUT!

“Commanding.” “Phenomenally talented.” “Intoxicatingly effervescent.” It didn’t take long for Janelle Lutz to wow North Texas audiences and theater critics alike with her amazing talent, confidence, and boundless energy.  This award-winning California native has appeared in numerous local productions, portraying roles as diverse as Judy Garland in The Boy from Oz, Janet Van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone or, more recently, Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Janelle’s vocal prowess and sparkling personality shone at last year’s Cabaret & Cabernet when she sang “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.


Here's Janelle from January 2016, singing "The Man that Got Away":


THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
Denise Lee - SOLD OUT!

Denise Lee’s powerful voice, warm demeanor, and sassy style have bewitched audiences from Dallas to Beijing for more than two decades. Whether in a theater, club, television show, film, or commercial, her unique voice and style make every performance a special treat. Named the Sammons Cabaret Artist of the Year in 2013, her love of and talent for singing, acting, and bantering with the audience led her to create two fabulous, sold-out one-woman shows, including “Too Old, Too Fat, Too Black! — Songs I’ll Never Sing on Broadway,” which she debuted at her popular Onstage/Fair Park Dallas Cabaret Series and reprises for Sammons Cabaret.

For more information, call (214) 520-7788 or email info@sammonsartcenter.org. All artists and programs subject to change.


All regular Sammons Cabaret performances are held in Kurth Hall at the Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines at Oak Lawn.  Each concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and features two performance sets of about 45 minutes each with an intermission between.  Attire for Sammons Cabaret is a little dressier than for Sammons Jazz; feel free to wear a snazzy suit or a dazzling dress!

Tickets cost $40 per person or $35 per person for Sammons members. Admission includes light appetizers, beverages, and valet parking; all major credit cards are accepted. Seating is open. Concerts start 8:00 p.m., food and beverage service starts 7:00 p.m. in the Cree Mezzanine Suite on the 2nd floor.

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

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

“So I have been to Sammons Cabaret a couple of times and LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it! Where else can you enjoy A-MAZ-ING cabaret music in a historic structure repurposed for the arts and enjoy a glass of wine with some of Dallas’ most incredible people?” - Phillip Archer, Facebook friend

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 $40 - Member price - $35).
  • 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 $40 - Member price - $35).
  • 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 $40 - Member price - $35).
  • 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

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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 2015/2016 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, and the Texas Commission on the Arts with additional support from Ben E. Keith Co., Preferred Parking, 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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