Dallas — Denise Lee Onstage's cabaret season for the first half of 2017 has been begun. There will be monthly cabaret performances at the Women's Building in Fair Park and the Two Corks and a Bottle wine bar in Uptown, and will culminate with the second Dallas Cabaret Festival in Fair Park in July. The full schedule is below.
If you've been interested in performing your own cabaret, but haven't done it yet or in a long time, you can be a featured performed in the Cabaret Festival.
In a commitment to the development of new cabaret artists, eight D-DFW based performers will have a shot to perform a 45-minute cabaret show at the second Dallas Cabaret Festival in July. Here are the requirements.
- Never performed a full show for Denise Lee Onstage
- Have not performed a cabaret or supper club act in DFW in at least two years (excluding Mama's Party)
- Each participant will be required to sing one song at one of the eight cabaret shows at Two Corks and a Bottle or the Women's Building
- Cabaret Showcase and Judging will be May 23 at Two Corks and a Bottle
The deadline for inquiries is Wednesday, Jan. 25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and be considered.
Now, here's more info on the season and the second Dallas Cabaret Festival:
Denise Lee and Gary Lynn Floyd will continue the momentum of last year's first Dallas Cabaret Festival with an outstanding line up for the Second Annual Dallas Cabaret Festival, July 27-29. Opening this year's festival will be the mesmerizing vocalist and former Raelette, Cynthia Scott. The rest of the line-up will be announced soon.
In addition to Fair Park, DLO will continue Cabaret performances every third Tuesday at Two Corks and a Bottle in the Quadrangle in Dallas and every fourth Tuesday at the Women's Building in Fair Park.
"Cabaret has taken off!! When I started this journey about five years ago, very few venues offered this type of entertainment. And now you see the word 'Cabaret' listed on the schedules of several music establishments. We are doing what we set out to do and that's bring entertainers back to the forefront and allowing them to have a musical exchange with the audience. Engaging with the audience is part of the magic. And now expanding our series to Two Corks and a Bottle allows people to experience 'intimacy' of Cabaret in a large room and a small wine bar!" stated Ms. Lee.
Two Corks and a Bottle:
Jan. 17: Jodi Crawford Wright
Feb. 21: Denise Lee
March 21: Anton Shaw
April 18: Shelley Kenneavy
May 16: BIG SURPRISE (to be announced)
June 20: Stephanie Riggs
Women's Building in Fair Park
Jan. 24: Gary Lynn Floyd & Denise Lee
Feb. 14: Denise Lee (special Valentine's performance)
Feb. 28: Terry D. Loftis
March 28: Angie McWhirter
April 25: Paul J. Williams
May 23: Heather Paterson
June 27: Sheron Keyton
Dallas Cabaret Festival July 27-29 featuring Ms. Cynthia Scott; rest of line-up to be announced