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Save the Date for Saturday, October 5th for the 27th Cabaret Gala benefiting Dallas Children's Theater

Gala Honorary Chairs: Carol and Kevin March
Gala Chairs: Karen and Ken Travis
Gala Raffle Chairs: Dawn and Eric Walker

The gala was founded in 1993 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dallas Children's Theater and to raise critical annual funds for the organization. Now celebrating its 27th year, having raised nearly $2.5 million, the Cabaret Gala has developed a reputation as one of the most popular fundraising evenings in Dallas!


DCT supporters, civic & society leaders, and arts patron gather at The Fairmont Hotel's legendary Venetian Room. Read more


Gala History
If the Venetian walls could talk, there would be many stories to share about our stellar lineup of past stars.
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Gala Raffle
DCT's annual Gala Raffle offers a chance
to win amazing travel prizes. Stay tuned for details.
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Gala Sponsorship
DCT's Gala proves to be a great evening of entertainment for company clients and friends.
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For more information, contact Artie Olaisen, at 214/978-0110 (ext. 155)
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Guest Star

Called “a true force of nature,” and “in a league of her own” by Clive Davis of The Times (UK), in his two five star reviews of her London dates, nightclub diva NATALIE DOUGLAS is an eleven-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Award, Nightlife Award, two-time Backstage Bistro Award and as of January 2019, a BroadwayWorld Cabaret Best Vocalist Award winner, whose recent appearances include Birdland Jazz Club, Carnegie Hall, Cafe Carlyle, The Town Hall, The Crazy Coqs & The Pheasantry in London and numerous Cabaret Conventions presented by The Mabel Mercer Foundation (which also honored her with the Margaret Whiting Award and the Donald F. Smith Award). Natalie’s portrait has joined the illustrious collection of legendary musicians on Birdland’s Wall of Fame.

Her musical TRIBUTES - an SRO monthly Birdland residency - celebrating Dr. Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Nat “King” Cole, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Cher, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis, Jr., Barbara Streisand, Freedom Songs, The Music of the 70’s and Cafe Society have had US & International audiences on their feet clapping long, loudly and yelling for more as it continues into its thrid year. Natalie has also made her mark worldwide as a much sought after educator & actor and is the Mabel Mercer Foundation Master Teacher.

Natalie’s critically acclaimed third album, “Human Heart”, won the Backstage Bistro Award, the MAC Award for Outstanding Major Recording & is available along with her other CDs, “To Nina…Live At Birdland” & “Not That Different”, on iTunes,, Spotify & GooglePlay. She also appears on “Fine and Dandy” for PS Classics and “Broadway By The Year: 1940” on Bayview Records. She is a great favorite of broadcasters and her music is often featured on NPR, Sirius XM Radio & BBCLondon Radio. Natalie is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of USC with a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Theatre and Women’s Studies and holds a Master's Degree from UCLA in Psychology and Theatre. Info:



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