suszi-300x211There are few performers around that can captivate an audience more than Suzanne Petri.   Possessing a sultry, sexy and powerful alto voice, Ms. Petri seems to get better every time I see her perform.   Such is the case again in A Little Touch of Coward In The Night, her latest show now in a month long run on

Friday nights at Davenport’s. 

The program is an homage to the great playwright, composer and actor Neol Coward, where Ms. Petri along with longtime musical director Bob Moreen, director/hubby Bob Breuler and tenor John Eskola perform selected scenes from several of his plays that then lead into some of the most beautiful songs ever penned.   For those that have a reverence for the old Maxim’s, this is a reworking of the successful show that had a sold out run there a few years back and that most people in Chicago that witnessed it still talk about.

And for good reason;  in about 70 minutes, you get to hear amazing songs, sung to perfection by this fabulous cast including This Is A Changing World, World Weary, Sail Away of course the standard bearer, Let’s Do It.  But for my money, it is Ms. Petri’s sensational rendition of If Love Where All that is worth the price of admission and will bring a tear to your eye.

What better way to spend a Friday then with a couple cocktails and the company of Coward?  I can’t think of one.

“A Little Touch of Coward in the Night” continues at Davenport’s, 1383 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago on the first 4 Fridays of March at 8pm. There is a $20 cover charge with a two-drink minimum. Due to the high demand for this limited run, reservations are recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online www.DavenportsPianoBar.com.