arguably Dallas' coolest arts-related fundraiser


Save the Date for Saturday, October 6th for the 26th Cabaret Gala benefiting Dallas Children's Theater

Gala Honorary Chairs: Jane and Bill Travis
Gala Chairs: Kara and Todd Ranta
Gala Raffle Chair: Julie Parolisi

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 26th 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)
or e-mail:

Guest Star

EMILY SKINNER has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway's most engaging and versatile performers.

In the fall 2017 Broadway season, she had the honor of being directed by Hal Prince in his new show PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Manhattan Theatre Club. She was also seen that same year Off-Broadway in Transport Group's much lauded production of PICNIC, where she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Rosemary. Previous to that, she appeared as The Witch in INTO THE WOODS at Houston's Theatre Under The Stars and as Phyllis in FOLLIES at The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, garnering rave reviews for both performances.

She appeared previously on Broadway starring in the acclaimed musical BILLY ELLIOT. Handpicked by Oscar-winning director Stephen Daldry, she had the honor of being the very first American selected to play the role of Billy's dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. She received a Broadway World Award for her performance.

Emily was nominated for a Tony Award (along with Alice Ripley) and received a Drama League Award for her performance as Daisy Hilton in the brilliant but short-lived SIDE SHOW.

Her other original Broadway credits include JEKYLL & HYDE, JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD (opposite Christopher Walken), THE FULL MONTY, DINNER AT EIGHT (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), as well as The Actors Fund productions of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS and DREAMGIRLS.

Emily has also headlined New York engagements at Merkin Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall, Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, Birdland, 54 Below, Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series, Feinstein's at the Regency, as well as her solo concert act BROADWAY HER WAY at various performing arts centers and cabaret venues around the country.



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