Dallas — Denise Lee has announced her third annual Dallas Cabaret Festival, happening July 5, 6, and 7. This year it takes place in the underground, lake-level space at the Bath House Cultural Center, which has been outfitted with cooling mechanisms for the summer heat.
Happening at 7:30 p.m. nightly, the event opens on Thursday with "Not Your Mama's Broadway," featuring performances by local vocal luminaries Angie McWhirter, Jodi Wright, Denise Lee and Walter Lee; with a special guest appearance from Broadway and TV star Saycon Sengbloh, who was in Will Power's Stagger Lee at the Dallas Theater Center, and was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Danai Gurira's Eclipsed on Broadway, among many other Broadway and New York theater credits. She has also been seen in the hit TV show Scandal.
Friday opens with Chimberly Carter Byrom, the 2018 So You Think You Can Cabaret winner, will debut her new show "Unconventional." Immediately following that, Dallas’ own The Brehms take the stage with "Summer Samba – A Celebration of Life, Love and Shoes."
On Saturday, the headliner is New York cabaret and Broadway performer T. Oliver Reid, with his one-man show, "Drop Me Off in Harlem." Mr. Reid has 12 Broadway shows to his credits including The 2018 Tony Award-winning Once On This Island. He will be joined by Julius Rodriguez on piano.
Tickets are $15 per show OR you can buy a Dallas Cabaret Festival Pass for $30, for all three shows. Seating is general admission. Doors open at 7:00 and shows start at 7:30 each night.
You can buy DCF tickets here.
As always, each night a charitable organization will receive a portion of the proceeds. This year's beneficiaries are Children’s Health on Thursday and The Stew Pot on Friday. On Saturday, it's for Metropolitan Arts Media, Inc., which is the newly formed non-profit that now operates the website you're currently reading, TheaterJones.com. Soon you'll hear more about that, the MAM mission, and our upcoming fundraisers.
» Look for interviews and more coverage of the Dallas Cabaret Festival coming on TheaterJones this week.