‘Chez Shea Cabaret’ to tell the story of a life lived on stage _lowres

Photo by John B. Barrois — Jefferson Turner, left, will provide piano accompaniment for 'Chez Shea Cabaret,' which celebrates the 60-year stage career of Janet Shea, right.

A one-woman show at the Mid-City Theatre will celebrate the career of Janet Shea, who retired from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 2013.

“Chez Shea Cabaret” follows Shea on her path from the granddaughter of Italian immigrants, to a school girl at Dominican High, to the stages of New Orleans and beyond. The cabaret includes stories of old New Orleans, poems and songs in a walk through a life lived on stage. Highlights include “A Little More Mascara,” “I Wish I Were in Love Again,” “Thanks for the Memory” and Sondheim’s classic “I’m Still Here.”

The musical director is Jefferson Turner, head of NOCCA’s musical theater department, and the director is Blake Coheley, NOCCA’s director of student services.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, and at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Tickets are $20.

Mid-City Theatre is at 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans, (504) 488-1460, www.midcity theatre.com.