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Upcoming Suzanne Petri Events

Dear Friends,
Happy New Year 2016!!
What a year 2015 was, last year at this time Bob was doing “Airline Highway” at Steppenwolf and this year I just had the great pleasure to be covering my dear friend Linda Kimbrough in “The Heir Apparent” by David Ives and directed by John Rando at Chicago Shakespeare, with a brilliant cast including Linda of course, and Paxton Whitehead, Jessie Fisher, Cliff Saunders, Nate Burger, Emily Peterson and Patrick Kerr, and my fellow understudies Rick Peeples, Julian Hester, Drew Shirley and Erika Haaland. I began the year going on as Madame Argante for 4 performances! What a great time!


Right now I’m working on Audio Descriptions and Touch Tours of plays (Another Kind of Beauty and Looking Over the President’s Shoulder) for the Blind and Visually impaired at the Goodman and American Blues Theater and of course preparing for SuzBo events in the New Year!

Things have been moving fast since we did our show Torch, Sass and Swing!   A Tribute to the Clubs and Artists Who Made Chicago Great for Chicago Artists Month. What a great experience and thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the fabulous people who came and supported the show and showed up and showered us with accolades, including the Petri girls and Tucker! We did three performances and are preparing for more in 2016, will keep you posted.

photo by Jennifer Girard
In the middle of all that preparation was the 2015 CCP gala and then I got the role in The Heir Apparent…
Will soon have a clip of my tribute to Edith Piaf on her 100th birthday anniversary.
Check out our video from the 2014 CCP Gala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCY3WhqFh6E
Bob and I celebrated our 30th anniversary on Wednesday 30 December. Being on call of course at Chicago Shakes, we planned our celebration on the day of our anniversary…after curtain!

Cheers from Paxton and Suzy
Coming Soon in 2016 (We’ll let you know when and where…)
SuzBo Entertainment Inc Brings Back By Popular Demand

Torch, Sass and Swing!

A Tribute to the Clubs and Artists Who Made Chicago Great

Award Winning Performer Suzanne Petri
Musical Director Bobby Schiff, Robert Breuler as our guide

SUZANNE PETRI

BOBBY SCHIFF

ROBERT BREULER

www.SUZBO.COM

We explore the classic clubs of Chicago and the artists who played them: Ella, Sarah, Barbra, Sophie, Bette Midler, Oscar Brown Jr., Nat "King" Cole and of course my special tribute to the one and only Julie Wilson!
Featuring the Great American Songbook: Rodgers and Hart, Porter, Gershwin, Billy Strayhorn, Hoagy Carmichael and more
Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... I came to Chicago as a fresh young face out of Minnesota and an incredible world of music opened up to me, I worked in a piano bar that catered to conventioneers: dirty jokes and show tunes, lived at the Maryland Hotel and spent off nights at Punchinello's, Acorn on Oak, Playboy’s Penthouse Room and the Croydon Hotel to name a few. I met amazing people and heard fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium.

Sunday night 10.25.15
Listen here
After Hours With Rick Kogan
Here’s a great interview I did with Michael Roberts
Showbiz Nation with Michael Roberts 

Bill Zwecker wrote this fantastic article in the Sun Times
"Popular Chicago cabaret star Suzanne Petri will be headlining “Torch, Sass and Swing!” — a musical tribute to the clubs and artists who made major contributions to Chicago’s cabaret scene over the decades.

Suzanne Petri, Daryl Nitz plan big musical shows Bill Zwecker on October 21, 2015

“Chicago’s acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for “Outstanding Cabaret Artist” and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show to Davenport’s Cabaret.”

The Audiences Rave!

“Thank you for a wonderful evening, Suzanne. Your trip down Rush St. was a wonderful tribute to era of great entertainers.” David Marienthal

“Suzi what a great concept for a show! Those of us who remember Rush Street and all the wonderful clubs that made up the glamour of Chicago were extremely entertained by your presentation! Wonderful show.”

“A combination of Julie Wilson, Lauren Bacall, Gwen Verdon, and throw in a little Bette Midler....now you have

“Great show Suz! And Bob was delightful and funny!” xoxo Cathy Schenkleberg

“Congrats to Suzanne Petri for all the panache and experience displayed onstage at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret last night with her trip to bygone Chicago nightspots
"Torch, Sass and Swing".“ Jeff Dean

“One of Chicago’s greatest singers” Rick Kogan

"There is nobody better…the finest voice going" Michael Roberts

photo by Jennifer Girard
www.SuzBo.com www.chicagoartistsmonth.org
Chicago Artist Month is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public Library. In-kind support from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises®, Inc




See you at the shows!
Love and Peace,
Suzy and Bob and Lucy

Check out my acting reel here




Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala Benefit 2014 at Park West "The Song's the Thing"

Bob Moreen and KT McCammond and I did a very special Sondheim medley…more to come!

"The evening's other tour force was an extended set-piece by three of Chicago's most admired cabaret artists: pianist-singer Bob Moreen and vocalists Suzanne Petri and KT McCammond. It takes a certain amount of life experience to be able to do justice to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, and these three got down to the gritty essence of his work. To call their performance a medley would be to underestimate its value, the artists somehow weaving segments of "Beautiful Girls," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "A Boy Like That" and five other songs into a dramatic whole, complete with a bit of choreography. Surely they ought to build an entire Sondheim evening out of this tremendous beginning." Howard Reich Chicago Tribune


"100th Anniversary Garland" of Poetry Magazine
Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral RushHour.org.
Poetry & Music: Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, Readings of the poems by performers Suzanne Petri and John Mohrlein.
Listen to the simulcast on WFMT here.

Co-sponsored by Rush Hour Concerts


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.