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:
"Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" - As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing and formidable son, Rutger, and invites them over for a non-existent party, on KEVIN CAN WAIT, Monday, Jan. 16 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television
SO… Many of you know that our building was in foreclosure, our landlord told us on Memorial Day weekend…via text…but we had the option to get an extension on our lease, which we did, with the help of our wonderful lawyer. Well, I came back in town to find that the building has been bought and the new owners want us to move in March instead of September! Needless to say, we’ve been here 15 years and the idea of finding a place and moving is daunting.,. but we have had so many great friends offer to help us it has been wonderful!
What else has been happening?
In October we did our show “Torch, Sass and Swing” at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre.
Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox, Bob & Suzy, Greta Pope Photo by Joni Cohen
In November I finally got the chance to go home to see Mom and the family and my best friend. We were hoping to go home for the holidays after Bob’s show but now it will have to wait til we move! I’m continuing to help our friend Bill, moving from one SRO to another and crazy health care stuff.
Rutger and Mrs. Hoost
Bas and Kevin
Peja and Zuzu
Cody and Suzy
Our 31st Anniversary on December 30th 2016!
“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.
photo by Jennifer Girard
“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.