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
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
Cheers from Paxton and Suzy
A Tribute to the Clubs and Artists Who Made Chicago Great
Award Winning Performer Suzanne Petri
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!
Bill Zwecker wrote this fantastic article in the Sun Times
“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
“One of Chicago’s greatest singers” Rick Kogan
"There is nobody better…the finest voice going" Michael Roberts
photo by Jennifer Girard
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.