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The Snyder Family Series of


Following the successful jazz concert series that has enchanted audiences for over 25 years, the Sammons Center for the Arts launched Sammons Cabaret in February 2012. Staged in the traditional cabaret style, the Snyder Family Series of Sammons Cabaret features a top local singer and sometimes an accompanist or two performing music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway show tunes, torch songs, and other standards plus the stories behind the songs. Presented in the intimate setting of Kurth Hall on the third Thursday of the month, February through May and September through December, each concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and consists of 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 historic Sammons Center, open at 7:30 p.m.

All members of the Sammons Cabaret Society receive ticket discounts, a members-only advance purchasing opportunity, priority callback on returned tickets, and the knowledge that they are supporting local cabaret artists. An annual membership is valid for an individual or couple. To join, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788 or click HERE to join via the Center's secure online Cart.


Thursday, September 21

Smooth, smoky, and sophisticated. This is how fans of Marc Toussaint would describe the Dallas native who grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, and other great crooners. He has since made a name for himself, singing at popular spots like The Mansion and Ritz Carlton as well as many area museums, festivals, and charity events. Marc has also shared the stage with international artists including Stevie Wonder, Mike Love, and Lyle Lovett. Two of his four recordings of swing, jazz, and dance favorites have been Grammy contenders. To be placed on the wait list for this concert, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

Thursday, October 19

A gifted all-around entertainer who sings, acts, and dances, Liz Mikel’s talent is boundless. Appealing to audiences of all ages around the world, Liz has appeared on theater stages (including more than 20 Dallas Theater Center productions) and television series and in films and commercials, picking up numerous awards along the way. She has opened for nationally renowned artists Erykah Badu, Branford Marsalis, and Isaac Hayes and done numerous voice-overs. Liz is a perennial favorite of everyone who loves superb vocals and charisma. To be placed on the wait list for this concert, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

Thursday, November 16

Known as “The Red Songbird,” Hilary Roberts makes her Sammons Cabaret debut with "A Journey through Musical Styles, Past and Present." As a vocalist, she is precise and soulful, with touches of greats like Minnie Riperton and Karen Carpenter, but mixed with something altogether new. As a songwriter, Hilary has a dynamic range, working in multiple genres such as pop, jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel. Hilary has performed all over the United States, Mexico, and Europe, moving people’s hearts and helping them "live life to the fullest.” To be placed on the wait list for this concert, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

Thursday, December 21

Surely one of the most energetic and charming couples on Earth, Linda and Larry Petty are lifelong performers with a global fan base on land and sea. They close the fall season with "Holiday Memories," our favorite seasonal music and the stories behind the songs and singers. Linda started singing at three years of age, combining a passion for music with a love of learning that continues today. She has performed in the world premiere of several American operas and with well-known artists like The Carpenters, Nancy Wilson, and Chita Rivera. When not performing, Linda does voiceovers, produces and directs CD projects, serves as a vocal coach, and writes/arranges music.

If you are around Larry for very long, you realize the titles of his solo CDs, such as “Working Night and Day” and “Moonlighting,” aptly describe his professional life. He is highly sought after as a soloist, musical director, and pianist for events and at venues around the world. Talented and versatile, Larry has accompanied or played for such names as James Brown, Jennifer Holiday, and Dionne Warwick. He is also a respected music teacher and recording artist with several Grammy nods for his solo CDs. To be placed on the wait list for this concert, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.


Admission is $45 per person and includes valet parking, light appetizers, and assorted beverages. Sammons members receive a $5 per ticket discount.

Not a Sammons member? See below for member benefits and then call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788 or click HERE to go to our secure online Cart. All major credit cards are accepted.

Watch and listen to clips from previous concerts on our YouTube channel or enjoy this sample featuring vocalist Sandra Kaye and pianist Julie Bonk who performed on February 16, 2017.



UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who attended or performed at the sold out Cabaret & Cabernet on August 18! The next evening of fine music and fine wine will be held in January 2018. Watch this space for details!

Held each January and August in Meadows Hall, the evening is highlighted by performances by one dozen local cabaret stars. Each singer in the showcase performs one song from the Great American Songbook, a Broadway show tune, ballad, or torch song, accompanied by the exquisite Larry Petty Combo.

Tables of eight and six are offered with all guests receiving complimentary valet parking, wine and 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 regular Sammons Cabaret concert, and a CD by a local cabaret artist.

Visit our YouTube channel for clips from previous Cabaret & Cabernet concerts such as this charming rendition of "Velociraptor" delivered by Shelley Kenneavy in January 2017.



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

Corey Breedlove
Lynne Cadena
Lorena and Teddy Davey
Gary Lynn Floyd
Jay Gardner
WT Greer
Carolyn Lee Jones
Sandra Kaye
Shelley Kenneavy
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

Tracy "Mr. Cabaret" Fulton

Photo byHank 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.

Annual membership is valid for an individual or couple. 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 Spot Light 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 2017/2018 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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