April 27-28, 2017
Five aspects, one man; Peter Suarez is "chaMEleon". Peter Suarez is a rarity, taking his talents in a multitude of directions from music, to dancing, writing, acting... and now he has created and developed five unique characters which you'll meet during "ChaMeleon".
Theodore....................the old stage hand (Eastern European clown sensibility)
Brother Soirree...........effeminate, superficial, flighty,...fun
Colin............................an Irish singer/songwriter
The Spanish Guy.........capable of gravitas and flash
Trevaylin West.............Country Music Star, not part of the cast, but manages to make a cameo appearance every show.
Take these five assorted perspectives, throw in some satire, original music, pathos, and a lot of laughs, and we round out the evening with an acerbic, pointed, and ultimately hopeful glimpse of the 'that' which is us.
Review/Testimonials for "ChaMeleon"
"Touching, and puerile, funny, and irreverent, a master of satire, even when aimed at himself." Tampa Bay Review
".....poignant, nuanced, challenging, and exciting." Detroit Online
I LOVED IT! So SO much!! The montage of characters was woven together in such a perfect way. I would love to see it again. Best to you ! Much love, keep up the amazing work, the WORLD needs it!! K H Lexington, KY
"Like a bus load of characters, but when the bus stops, only the driver gets off." J D St. Petersburg, FL
"Quite frankly....I was astonished. I kept thinking of The Berliner Ensemble, Bertolt Brecht's company." B D J Tampa Bay, FL
"What followed was roughly 90 minutes that few actors could pull off. It was like watching Robin Williams bounce through his characters...." R S Ypsilanti, MI
Peter danced with the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, NYC, for eight seasons: in 'Carmen', 'La Traviata', 'Aida', 'Ballo en Mascara', and 'War and Peace'.
Performed with the 'Gypsy Kings' at Radio City Music Hall; has toured, with one show or another, to virtually every major theatre in the country.
Served as style coach/adjunct choreographer for Cirque du Soleil's 'Corteo', and for Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto prior to their 2006 Olympic Silver Medal in Ice Dancing.
In 2013 Peter performed in 'Zorro, the Musical', at The Alliance Theater in Atlanta, with Tony Award winning director, Christopher Renshaw.
In 2014 he was part of the cast of 'In Your Arms', directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli.
Peter also works with the United States Olympic Team, helping to coach and choreograph Marina Zoueva's Ice Dance teams, in preparation for the upcoming Wold Championships. (Her teams won Olympic Gold in 2010, and an unprecedented Gold and Silver in 2014).
As a musician Peter has had the wonderful good fortune to open for such artists as:
Bela Fleck, Arlo Guthrie, Shawn Colvin, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, and Ritchie Havens.
To date, he has written and produced five albums of original material.