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The Cabaret 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 over $2 million, the Cabaret Gala has developed a reputation as one of the most popular fundraising evenings in Dallas!
Each year, the sold-out audience of over 300 DCT supporters, civic & society leaders, and arts patrons gather in The Fairmont Hotel's legendary Venetian Room to enjoy a performance by one of the nation's leading Cabaret artists. This unique and nostalgic event re-creates an evening in New York's celebrated Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel. An after-dinner affair, patrons mix and mingle at romantic candle-lit tables while enjoying champagne and decadent desserts.
Since 1993, DCT has presented such renowned performers as Andrea Marcovicci, Marilyn Maye, Karen Akers, Maude Maggart, Jason Graae, Christine Andreas, Klea Blackhurst and numerous others.
View all of the past performers.
Annual Corporate Sponsors have included American Airlines, Charles Schwab, Maintenance, Inc., The Fairmont Hotel, The Rosewood Corporation, The Hersh Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, Texas Instruments, Carlson Capital, Capital One, Wells Fargo Bank, Jones Day and many others.
Learn more about Gala Sponsorship.
Honorary Chairs have included Ruth Buzzi, Dee & Charles Wyly, Julie & Ken Hersh, Jill & Tracy Rowlett, Yvonne Crum, Faye Briggs, Mary Ann Smith, Ruth Sharp Altshuler, Sis Carr, Caroline Rose Hunt, Laurie Sands Harrison, Linda Gibbons and others.
View all of the past chairpersons.
Besides raising significant funds for Dallas Children's Theater, the Cabaret Gala also raises and expands the civic profile of the organization through its high profile press and what has been described by The Dallas Morning News as, "one of the city's most glamorous evenings out."

For more information, contact Artie Olaisen, at 214/978-0110 (ext. 155)
or artie.olaisen@dct.org.

Emily Bergl

Bravo! The 25th Cabaret Gala was a glittering evening. Once again, you wowed us all. Our guests were delighted from start to finish - the stunning setting, the gorgeous guests, the stellar entertainment, topped off with champagne and desserts - all to benefit our beloved organization. Christina Bianco is a bright star and surpassed our expectations. Ken and I can't wait to see what's next!


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