Cabaret 2023



Cabaret, in its 36th year, is Rose Brooks Center’s longest running and most successful event. Each year Cabaret is an important part of our capacity to provide care to survivors, and this year is certainly no different. This March we are hoping to once again have everyone back in the ballroom to celebrate together. However, we still have our virtual option, which so many of you enjoyed last year with your dedicated emcee.

Thank you for your support and commitment to those who dream of a safe future.

Meet Your Event Chairs

For 36 years Rose Brooks Center has presented Cabaret, an event to support services for victims of domestic violence, while bringing an entire community together to raise awareness about our mission. Please join our Event Chairs, Jane and Mike Kress, in continuing this beautiful tradition.

“Hard to argue with the mission and vocation of Rose Brooks; we are incredibly proud to chair this year’s Cabaret as their cause and work is so very impactful to our KC community.” Jane and Mike Kress

Jane Dickinson Kress is the Chief Legal Officer at Academy Bank and serves on Rose Brooks Center’s Board of Directors. Mike Kress is a founding partner of Generator Studio, a full-service architecture and interior design firm.

Attend Cabaret

Please feel free to use the links below to purchase a sponsorship or ticket(s) – with both options allowing you to decide if you would like to join us in-person or virtually! Learn more at or contact Kerry Schmittling at for all of your Cabaret inquires or questions.

Inbloom Cabaret page_Become a sponsor

We invite you to be a sponsor and support the life-saving work of Rose Brooks Center. Because of your support survivors are able to find hope and build new lives away from domestic violence.

Click on the image above or go to to learn more and to view all of the benefits and options.

Inbloom Cabaret page_ballroom ticket

We would love to have you join us in the ballroom! In-Person tickets are $300 for one or two for $500. With your purchase you will be invited to join us for a cocktail reception, dinner, drinks, and a performance by someone from stage or screen (yet to be announced!).

To purchase ballroom/in-person ticket(s) head over to our single ticket form here!

Inbloom Cabaret page_virtual ticket_2

Watch the show from ANYWHERE! Virtual tickets are $150 for one or two for $250. With your purchase you will be provided with dinner delivered to your home, and a link to the watch the full event, with an emcee dedicated to you – our virtual guests!

To purchase virtual ticket(s) head over to our virtual ticket form here!

Unable to Attend?

Unable to attend? We respectfully invite you to support Rose Brooks Center’s families and pets  with a contribution. Please visit our Cabaret form here or text RBCABARET to 41444 to make a contribution.

Featured Performer

Brynn Williams is a young effervescent singer and actor with a number of Broadway shows under her belt, including SpongeBobSquarePants, Bye Bye Birdie, and the original cast of 13 The Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, In My Life, and Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Brynn returned to the stage in 2021 with her first solo show, Confessions of a Bubbly Broadway Baby (pictured), singing and talking about growing up Broadway, and all things fun, performing musical theatre favorites, pop hits, Disney classics and more. We can’t wait for you to meet Brynn!

Rose Brooks Is Here

Rose Brooks Center

Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Read letters from the CEO, stories about featured programs, and more here.

Bridge Program

Serving patients experiencing domestic violence in the safety of local hospitals and clinics.

Children's Programs

Offering a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.

Community Training

Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been providing quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community and beyond.

Court Advocacy

Advocating for and guiding survivors through complex court systems.

Economic Empowerment

Helping survivors repair the effects of economic abuse through credit repair, budgeting, and education.

Emergency Shelter

Providing a safe sanctuary where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal.

Employment Advocacy

Employment Advocacy includes developing job interview skills, job search, and ongoing support to survivors in maintaining employment.


Providing confidential support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and more. The 24-hour Hotline is 816-861-6100.


Helping survivors find safe, affordable housing and gain economic stability within a safe home, free from violence.

Onsite Clinic

On-site medical and healthcare services within the safety of emergency shelter.

Pet Shelter

An on-site state-of-the art pet shelter for dogs, cats, and other family pets.

Police Advocacy

Providing advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and education for officers to improve victims safety.

Project SAFE

A school-based violence prevention program working to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing support to youth dealing with violence at home or communities.


Stories about our incredible volunteers and the work they do to support our mission.