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Suzanne Petri at Davenport’s
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“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 and Bob Events

Dear Friends,
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends! We have so much to be thankful for, and now that the Holiday season is upon us, we look forward to sharing with you and then going home to Momma and the family in Minnesota!

Here’s two of our fun things to share….listen to this piece we recorded for our friend John Bany, bass player Extraordinaire and our own Chicago Treasure, called “March Forth”

And here’s another one, “The Sideman’s Lament”

What a year! Our Twentieth Anniversary of Chicago Cabaret Professionals was Oct 21, and now we have our upcoming shows, so all is well, and busy! Tuesday, December 4, I will be singing in “A Holiday Cabaret; Merry Measures” at Davenport’s, then Bob and I are playing “The Bickersons” at the Cultural Center in Holiday Potpourri with SAG-AFTRA radio players on Thursday, December 6 at 7pm, then it’s Touch Tour Time for the Blind and visually impaired folks for It’s a Wonderful Life! Live in Chicago at American Blues Theater, and finally, December 17, our new theatre company, Perennial Theatre Chicago, kicks off by doing a reading of “Under Milk Wood” for the folks at Blind Service Association.

And I must say it’s insane if you ask me! Going home for Xmas with the family, can’t wait! We are booking for 2019 and one of them is to do more of our favorite shows like Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich and Torch Sass and Swing! And new shows--- so give me a jingle if you want to book us! suz@suzannepetri.com


Thursday, December 6th at 7pm
Chicago Cultural Center
“Holiday Potpourri”: A comedy with music about how couples get along… Old time radio shows with a great cast and crew!
Guy Barile, Director
Michaela Nelson, Producer
Pat Rusk, Alan Kaye, Musical Directors
Bob and I are doing “The Bickerson’s” and singing a duet, “Do You Love Me?”
In the Claudia Cassidy Theater
Plus, “Easy Aces”
Featuring a Fabulous cast and crew!
Here’s our cast from the Chief O’Neill’s performance we did last week:


Monday December 3 and Tuesday December 4th
Davenport’s Cabaret
1383 N. Milwaukee
Chicago Cabaret Professionals present our 20th annual Holiday Cabaret
I will be singing on Tuesday December 4th!

We began our Children’s Charity in 1999 as a one-night benefit and now we do two nights to have more fun, sing more songs and raise more money! This is the 20th year of singing and fundraising for the kids.

All proceeds benefit Heart to Art at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, serving children ages 7-14 who have suffered the loss of a parent.

Be there folks!!
At Davenport’s 1383 N. Milwaukee
Chicago IL

Sunday, December 9th, 2018
THE CHICAGO ORIGINAL – Joseph Jefferson Award nominated for production & Ensemble

I will be doing the
Touch Tour at 1:30pm Performance at 2:30pm

CAST (in alphabetical order):  Dara Cameron* (Violet), Ian Paul Custer* (Harry), Brandon Dahlquist (George Bailey), Matt Edmonds (Announcer/Pianist), Shawn Goudie* (Foley), James Joseph* (Uncle Billy), John Mohrlein* (Clarence/Mr. Potter), and Camille Robinson* (Mary Bailey).
PRODUCTION TEAM: Gwendolyn Whiteside* (director), Michael Mahler* (music director & jingle composer), Austin Cook* (score composer), Grant Sabin*(scenic), Katy Peterson Viccellio (lights), Christopher J. Neville* (costume), Keegan Bradac (sound) Elyse Dolan* (set dressing & props), Paul Deziel*(projections), and Shandee Vaughan* (production management / stage manager).


Based on the film by Frank Capra

Directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside*

Music directed by Michael Mahler*

Original score by Austin Cook*

Accessibility: https://americanbluestheater.com/accessibility/

Monday, December 17th 2018
We are so excited to do the first offering of our new Theatre Company Perennial Theatre Chicago: Lifetimes of Experience to Share

We will be presenting “Under Milk Wood” at the Blind Service Association

By Dylan Thomas
Adaptation by Robert Breuler
PTC Board:
Robert Breuler, Suzanne Petri, Camilla Hawk, Alma Washington, John S. Green, John Mohrlein
Also featuring Brigid Duffy and Connie Foster

I hope you can join us at some of our shows coming up!
Happy Holidays from Bob and Suzy and Lucy

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

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.