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For immediate release!!
We are so very excited about bringing our show celebrating Chicago music and clubs to the Fabulous Skokie Theatre!!

For interview and/or story requests, to reserve seats, or any press questions please contact Suzanne Petri: 312.437.4611 suz@suzannepetri.com and visit www.SuzannePetri.com and www.SuzBo.com for further information.

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, Bassist Jim Cox
& Robert Breuler as our guide


Friday, July 20th 2018
8pm
Skokie Theatre

Address: 7924 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 677-7761
$25 Tickets

https://skokietheatre.org/suzanne-petri.html



Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... 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 music 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!

Featuring the Great American Songbook: Rodgers and Hart, Porter, Gershwin, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Brown Jr., Hoagy Carmichael and more.

"... the fervor of Petri's delivery, the color of Breuler's reading and the atmospheric jazz accompaniment of pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Jim Cox conjure an era. "
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“One of Chicago’s greatest singers” Rick Kogan

"There is nobody better…the finest voice going" Michael Roberts

“Suzanne Petri happens to be the exception that proves the rule, her work at once dramatically penetrating and musically evocative and formidable actor-narrator Robert Breuler.”

Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune





“Had Petri done nothing more than deliver music of that era … she would have created a worthy attraction. But she's joined by eminent actor Robert Breuler, her husband, who serves as ebullient narrator, telling the tale of a time and place well worth celebrating… the fervor of Petri's delivery, the color of Breuler's reading and the atmospheric jazz accompaniment of pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Jim Cox conjure an era.

The music, of course, tells the story best, Petri delivering jazz and cabaret standards with all the grit and gumption for which she's known and justly admired. She doesn't just sing songs — she tears into them. Like Julie Wilson, an obvious influence, Petri makes the most of every syllable, finding drama where lesser interpreters encounter only sounds.” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

"Popular Chicago cabaret star Suzanne Petri 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.
Bill Zwecker


Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox, Bob & Suzy, Greta Pope
At Steppenwolf’s 1700 theater
Photo by Joni Cohen


“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
Torch, Sass and Swing!
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


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