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Suzanne Petri at Davenport’s
Read the review here!


“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


Thank you for visiting! I'm very excited to share with you my website. Thanks to the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program and most of all to my wonderful designer, Kevin Buckstiegel!

Upcoming Suzanne Petri Events

Upcoming Suzanne Petri Events:
Dear Friends,
Such a busy year!
I frankly don’t know how I do it, but somehow I do! Just lucky I guess!
And Now….here it comes…

OCTOBER 26 - OCTOBER 28, 2016

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 26, 27, 28
Back by popular demand
Torch, Sass and Swing!
Part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series
With Suzy, Bob, Bobby Schiff and Jim Cox

1700 Theater
1700 N. Halsted

We are doing Rick Kogan’s show on Sunday October 23rd at 9pm, so excited!! Bob, Bobby and I will talk up the music of Chicago and what’s happened in the club scene in the last year on
After Hours with Rick Kogan
WGN Radio

SuzBo Entertainment Inc Presents
Torch, Sass and Swing!
The Clubs and Artists Who Made Chicago Great
Award Winning Performer Suzanne Petri
Musical Director Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox on Bass and Robert Breuler as our guide


Weds Oct 26th: Greta Pope, my long time friend, a gorgeous internationally known singer and fellow SAGAFTRA Singers Collective member. And author of “The Music Business Expert!”
Thurs. Oct 27th: Ernie Lane, a man who’s been singing acting producing and directing since the early days of Rush Street. He’s got stories and songs!
Fri Oct 28th: Kimberly Gordon. She’s been singing since she was a baby and I first met her at the Underground Wonder Bar. She is the consummate Jazz artist!

Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70’s in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota. We share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium.
Join us as we explore the classic clubs of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and the artists who played them: Ella, Sarah, Barbra, Sophie Tucker, Bette Midler, Oscar Brown Jr., Nat "King" Cole and of course our special tribute to the one and only Julie Wilson!

Highlights of the LookOut series include:
• Improv titans TJ and Dave
• A cabaret tribute to Chicago's classic clubs by Suzanne Petri and ensemble member Bob Breuler
• A collaboration between punk dance troupe BOOMERANG and drummer Greg Saunier of the internationally-acclaimed band Deerhoof
• A concert by genre-bending jazz singer Akenya
• A new radionovela from the explosive comedy duo behind Dominizuelan
Craving a pre show snack or a post show cocktail? Visit Front Bar Coffee and Drinks, Steppenwolf's new space to grab a drink or have a bite. Plus, you can even bring your drinks into the 1700 Theatre for all LookOut performances.

Learn More

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 back her brand new show.

Torch, Sass and Swing!
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! So excited to bring it back!!

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.” Barb Bailey

“A combination of Julie Wilson, Lauren Bacall, Gwen Verdon, and throw in a little Bette Midler....now you have Suzanne Petri! The statuesque, bold, sassy, blonde, and very talented beauty delivers the moment she steps onstage!!! What a night!! An absolutely superb performance, and a beautifully crafted production.” Debbie Silverman Krolik

“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

Tookie, Tucker, Me, Mom and Nancy at Davenport’s

Check out our video from the 2014 CCP Gala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCY3WhqFh6E

Will soon have a clip of my tribute to Edith Piaf on her 100th birthday anniversary at the 2015 CCP Gala.

photo by Jennifer Girard

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.