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The Snyder Family Series of


For more than five years, the Snyder Family Series of Sammons Cabaret has enchanted audiences with a Texas-style version of New York cabaret. 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. Admission includes complimentary valet parking, light appetizers, and beverages. Doors 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, February 15

The perfect post-Valentine's Day concert features two successful partnerships, two strong voices, and two excellent musicians unite in a musical demonstration of the wishin' and hopin', the falling and brawling, and the happy and sad, of amour. Kay and Kent Ellingson and Jennifer Martin and her husband, Greg Herring, perform a blend of jazz standards, Latin tunes, pop, and even a little country. Kay and Jennifer both sing lead and harmony. Kent is magical on keys (and on select songs, third harmony); Greg on drums creates the group’s infectious rhythms. Together their vast experience, talent, and passion create a new sound you won’t want to miss! Joining the fun is bassist Lincoln Apeland. Tickets go on sale January 15. For more information, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

B.J. CLEVELAND: Laughing Matters
Thursday, March 15

With more than 400 shows to his credit as an actor, director, and choreographer, B.J. Cleveland is no stranger to the stage or television screen. His many awards include recognition from the DFW Theater Critics Forum for his acclaimed performance in the regional premiere of The Nance. His fan base covers all ages, thanks to his work with Dallas Children’s Theater, Uptown Players, Kids Who Care, and 1:30 Productions. B.J. wowed the crowd during his Cabaret & Cabernet debut last August with a touching delivery of “Last One Picked.” No doubt, this dynamic performer is never the last one picked in real life! Tickets go on sale January 15. For more information, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

Thursday, April 19

Aubree-Anna is a favorite at the WinStar World Casino and local venues like the Warwick Melrose Library and The Kitchen Café, making it a sure bet that her return to Sammons Cabaret will be a winner. The San Antonio native launched the series in February 2012 with a sold-out show and has since earned high praise for her smooth vocals and extensive repertoire of songs (more than 300!) from genres such as the Great American Songbook, jazz, pop, and country. Aubree-Anna’s self-titled CD, recorded in Nashville and released this past fall, is just one more “royal flush” for this incredibly talented entertainer. Tickets go on sale January 15. For more information, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

Thursday, May 17

Named the 2016 Sammons Cabaret Artist of the Year for her phenomenal cabaret performances at the Sammons Center, Janelle Lutz is also an award-winning actress who has won the hearts of North Texas audiences and critics alike. Her accurate portrayals of Judy Garland leave audiences wanting more, but her roles in productions like “South Pacific,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and “The Drowsy Chaperone” prove that the California native has boundless talent. Of course, adoring fans don’t mind when Janelle sings one of her favorite songs, “The Man That Got Away.” Tickets go on sale January 15. For more information, 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.


Friday, January 19

Beginning with a wine tasting, this semi-annual evening of fine music and fine wine is highlighted by a singer showcase with more than ten of the DFW area’s top vocalists. Each singer performs one song with several accompanied by the popular Larry Petty Combo. Reserved tables of eight guests cost $500 and reserved tables of six guests cost $400. Admission for all guests includes the wine tasting, cabaret showcase, light appetizers, beer, soft drinks, coffee, water, and valet parking. Tables hosts also receive a one-year Sammons Cabaret membership at the Nite Club level, a gift certificate for two tickets to a Sammons Cabaret, and a CD by a local cabaret artist.

Held each January and August in Meadows Hall, the evening also provides a glimpse of the upcoming season.

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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