Suzanne Petri at Davenport’s
“Book of Mercy” by Carson Grace Becker at Chicago Dramatists Suzanne Petri and Richard Henzel
“Waiting For Lefty” at American Blues Theater Suzanne and Manny Buckley
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Upcoming Suzanne Petri Events
Celebrate Chicago Artists Month in October, November:
Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music…we explore the classic clubs of Chicago and the artists who played them including Ella, Sarah, Barbra, Sophie, Julie Wilson, Bette Midler, Oscar Brown Jr., Nat "King" Cole and so many more…. Bob Breuler will lead the tour and we will have guest artists at each performance event.
Some people got their start here, some people have honed their craft here, some passed through and Chicago is still very much a training ground and a studio for jazz and cabaret artists as well as for so many other musical genres. We are very excited about creating this show at one of the great Cabaret clubs in Chicago, as Davenport’s celebrates its 17th Anniversary,
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!
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
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.