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Cabaret 2023

Laughing So Kids Know Love

Thank you to everyone who supported Cabaret 2023 on Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center. Because of you, we were able to surpass our goal and had a record-setting year, raising more than $700,000 to support CSI and its children and families!  

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Event Overview

Date & Time
Friday, April 14, 2023
Cocktails & Food Stations  I  6PM
Program  I  8PM
Entertainment   I  8:30PM

Embassy Suites Omaha La Vista
Hotel & Conference Center
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, NE 68128

Honorary Chairs
Andrea & Adam Peterson 

Event Chairs 
Gina & Nick Patrick
Michelle & Nick Strawhecker

Ticket Prices
Individual  I  $250
Patron  I  $350

Dress Code
Business Casual

Raffle Packages

We had three amazing raffle packages this year! All raffle ticket purchases supported the life-changing services of Child Saving Institute (CSI). 

Package #1: 4-Night Stay in Breckenridge at Slope View Chalet located just off Main Street

Discover one of the newest luxury townhomes in Breckenridge and enjoy a 4-night stay! Slope View Chalet is located just off Main Street and is within walking distance of the BreckConnect Gondola. This beautiful townhome includes three bedrooms and 2.5 bath, and sleeps up to 12 guests. 


Package #2: Exclusive Sommelier led wine tasting for up to 20, followed by private lunch at Dante

Italian Wine Professional and Dante Sommelier Adam Weber, will lead a group of up to 20 at an exclusive wine tasting event followed by a family style lunch at Dante. This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you don't want to miss!




Package #3: Staycation for two in downtown Omaha and dinner on us

You can be the winner of this amazing staycation in downtown Omaha's Soma neighborhood. Within walking distance of the Old Market, you can enjoy all Omaha has to offer. To top it off, dinner is on us! Enjoy a fabulous meal at V. Mertz.



You do not need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone. Debit cards, cash or check are the only forms of payment allowed.

Exclusive Silent Auction

Additionally, we had one amazing silent auction package. This one-of-kind Dormie Network stay and play golf package included two rounds of golf for up to four people and an overnight stay at one of the Dormie Network's exclusive clubs in Virginia, Indiana, Nebraska, Texas, or New Jersey! 

Your trip includes:

  • Two 18-hole rounds of golf (one each day) for four players, including greens and carts fees.
  • One night in a private standard cottage with four master suites.
  • Member-level access to practice facilities, teaching staff, and onsite restaurants.

Individuals do not have to attend Cabaret in order to win. The winner will be announced on April 14. No travel is included in this package. 

Featured Entertainment

Bret Ernst

Bret can currently be seen playing Louie LaRusso in the hit series Cobra Kai, and is regarded as one of the best stand-ups in the business by his peers.

He was recently listed as TOP 5 comedians working today by www.standupcomedyreview.com and “#16 of the 101 Funniest Comedians Working Today" by heckler.com and TBS.

He first gained national notoriety as one of the stars of the movie “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” and his “Comedy Central Presents” was voted #5 on the networks “Stand-Up Showdown” the same year it aired.

The 25-year standup veteran dives into the trials and tribulations of marriage. Bret is relatable to his audiences and brings humor to everyday life events.

Emcee Spotlight

Julie Cornell

Julie Cornell is an award winning journalist with KETV Newswatch 7. 

Julie is a graduate of Marquette University School of Journalism in her hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has worked at television stations in Wisconsin, Indiana and Florida.

During her 30 years at KETV, Julie has helped shine a light on issues that might go unnoticed. Her work over the years has focused on investigations, children’s issues, addiction, women’s issues and the environment.


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