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
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:
And then the big CCP Annual Gala Benefit comes along on October 16th at Park West!
Then…back by popular demand,
Whew! Hope I got everything….Oh yes, Bob will be at Steppenwolf in “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath and directed by K. Todd Freeman right after our show at the 1700!
Sun, September 18, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
One of my many gigs (and a joy) is doing Audio Descriptions and Touch Tours for the blind and visually impaired for plays at Profiles, Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo, American Blues Theater, Route 66 and the Goodman …not singing, not acting; giving blind & low vision patrons the inside scoop on plays by introducing them to actors, designers and crew, feeling and holding costumes, wigs and props, walking the set and sometimes even playing instruments! During the show I describe what’s going on onstage through headsets; set and light changes, entrances and exits, and everything that can be told in between the dialogue.
Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7pm
CCP’s Annual Gala
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 26, 27, 28
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 back her brand new show.
Torch, Sass and Swing!
“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
“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!
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.