In the words of the song made famous by Liza Minnelli, Mid-City Theatre invites live entertainment fans to “come to the cabaret,” starting tonight and running for the entire month of March.
Mid-City Theatre’s third annual Cabaret Month will feature events spread out over 23 days. Among the acts that make up the schedule are tributes to songwriter Jimmy Webb, favorite Broadway show tunes, the humor of local comedian Chris Champagne, singer Bremner Duthie, “Love Letters” with Nell Nolan and Dennis Woltering, and one-woman shows by Janet Shea and Anais St. John.
Even the theater’s monthly fare of Pat Bourgeois’ ongoing live soap opera, “Debauchery,” gets a cabaret-style twist.
The theater is located at 3540 Toulouse St. For reservations, call (504) 488-1460 or visit midcitytheatre.com.
“Up, Up and Away — the Songs of Jimmy Webb.” Heidi Melancon, Hector Ventura, Terry Rappold and Philip Melancon perform work by the songwriter’s songwriter, Jimmy Webb: “Up, Up and Away,” the poignant “All I Know,” the esoteric “Mac Arthur Park” and the dramatic “The Worst That Could Happen.”
March 6, 7 and 8
Janet Shea’s “Chez Shea Cabaret.” An intimate one-woman show celebrating the 60-year stage career of New Orleans leading lady Janet Shea. Chez Shea Cabaret follows Janet on her path from the granddaughter of Italian immigrants, to a schoolgirl at Dominican High, to the stages of New Orleans and beyond.
March 9 and 10
Nell Nolan and Dennis Woltering in “Love Letters.” Friends share life through their sweet, funny and thoughtful letters. Presented in arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc., a portion of the benefits will go to benefit Bridge House and Mid-City Theatre.
Pat Bourgeois’ “Debauchery.” A live soap opera follows the adventures of an Uptown family with a decidedly downtown mom.
March 13, 14 & 15
“A Midsummer Night’s Cabaret.” Big Easy Award-winners Sean Patterson, Mandy Zirkenbach and Jefferson Turner team up for a musical tour of the wages of sin.
“Muck Dynasty.” New Orleans politics with Christian Champagne and Philip Melancon. A musical and comedic look at New Orleans politics.
March 18 and 19
Anais St. John’s “Girl Talk.” New Orleans performer Anais St. John’s retrospective on her climb from the serving floor at Le Chat Noir to center stage as a cabaret diva.
Amy Alvarez and Jefferson Turner: “Let’s Get Away From It All.” A musical road trip through the Great American Songbook — along Route 66.
March 26, 27 and 28
International caberet star Bremner Duthie brings his Parisian-style singing and performance to Mid-City.