|Barry played the role
in the National Tour
HAPPY DAYS: A
|Click below for the
McCoy/Rigby web site and
see some production stills
and what the future holds
for this show.
|The Cast - Opening Night in Tempe
BOTTOM ROW: Molly Alvarez, Jimmy Lambert, Steven Booth, Gabrielle Reid,
Jill Morrison (no longer with the show), Cynthia Ferrer, Gordon Greenberg.
MIDDLE ROW: Joey Sorge, Matthew Merchant, Jaclyn Miller,
Justin Michael Duval (no longer with the show), Whitney Bashor, Chris Fore, Felicia
Finley, John Massey.
TOP ROW: Jeff Sumner, Matt Walker, Barry Pearl, Garry Marshall, Joseph Keane,
Photography: Tim Trumble
|Click play to see
some fun we had
at Mr V's in
La Mirada, CA
|Opening Night in Tempe, AZ
November 18, 2008
|Jimmy Lambert ("Ralph Malph"), Anson Williams (the original TV "Potsie"),
Barry ("Arnold") and
Donny Most (the original TV "Ralph Malph").
|Bookended by "Malphs"
|In Milwaukee (home of HAPPY
DAYS) with The Bronze Fonz.
On the left: Barry and the statue
Below: John Massey ("Mr. C.")
Cynthia Ferrer ("Mrs. C".)
Chris Fore ("Chachi") and Barry
Note that the tour ended
it's run on June 7, 2009.)
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|Barry played the role of "Eddie" in a staged
|The First Nudie Musical, a new musical based on the hit cult film from the 1970s
comes to the stage in a two-night only staged reading as part of the LA Festival
of New Musicals.
The First Nudie Musical, the film, came out in 1976 to much critical acclaim. It
became an instant cult film and it was one of the first films to hit cable TV,
where it was hugely successful for many years. Unlike most of the recent film
to stage adaptations, Nudie started life as a film musical, so adapting it for the
stage seemed to be a natural.
The First Nudie Musical has a book by Bruce Kimmel and David Wechter, and
music and lyrics by Bruce Kimmel (Kimmel wrote, co-directed, and starred in
the film, along with Cindy Williams, Stephen Nathan, and Diana Canova). In
addition to the songs from the film, there are eleven new numbers.
The staged reading will be directed by Bruce Kimmel, with choreography by
Adam Cates. Cason Murphy is producing. Casting will be announced shortly.
This free two-night only event took place on June 15 and 16 at 7:30 at the NoHo
Early reservations are advised (seating is limited) and can be made by
e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 323 599-7343.
For more information on the LA Festival of New American Musicals please visit
NO, HE DID NOT APPEAR NAKED!!
|Barry taught a few
Improv classes and
consulted for a terrific
Austin, Texas called TexArts
which did a production of
GREASE at the end of June.
Barry with Erin Erxleben who played
|Barry with the entire cast
|On July 28, 2009, Barry shot
an episode of the Fox hit
|The episode was called "EPIC FAIL"
and aired on
September 28, 2009.
screened at two prestigious festivals whose entries qualified it for the
Best Short Film Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences!
1st Annual 15 Minutes of Fame Festival of Shorts July 18th - 19th
Screening Date: Saturday July 18th at 4:30PM
Quality Inn of Palm Bay - Areca Room
1881 Palm Bay Rd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
WINNER - BEST COMEDY SHORT
13th Annual LA Shorts Fest 2009 July 23rd - 31st
Screening Date: Sunday July 26th at 7:45PM
Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters
8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046
More information on both festivals, including screening times and
venues can be found at:
|Then click on: "Sat. 4:30pm Films"
|7/26/2009 7:45 PM
Then on Sunday, July 26th at 7:45PM
Barry was seen co-starring in an award winning short film by Sean Spence,
Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters
8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046
|ON SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
FROM 11AM - 7PM AT THE
SAN DIEGO CONVENTION
CENTER FOR THIS YEAR'S
COMIC CON, BARRY SIGNED
AUTOGRAPHS WITH HIS
JEFF "KENICKIE" CONAWAY
ANNETTE "CHA CHA"
JAMIE "JAN" DONNELLY
|Barry assayed the role of "Senex"
Pseudolus.................... Nick Santa Maria
Hysterium.................... Michael Betts
Marcus Lycus................ Jeffrey Landman
Senex......................... Barry Pearl
Miles Gloriosus............... Chris Gilbert
Hero........................... Tyler Milliron
Philia.......................... Suzanne Petrela
Domina........................ Farley Cadena
Erronius....................... John Briganti
Geninae....................... Anna Hundtoft
Geminae...................... Ann Myers
Gymnasia..................... Libby Snyder
Panacea...................... Courtenay Krieger
Vibratta....................... Adrienne Storrs
Tintinabula.................... Layli Kayhani
Protean....................... Sam Cavanaugh
Protean....................... Adam Trent
Protean....................... Jason Sluyter
Director: James Gruessing
Musical Director: Daniel Thomas
Choreographer: Ann Myers
Stage Manager: Chris Murry
"Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!" Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and
one of the funniest musicals ever written–the perfect escape from life's troubles. Forum takes comedy
back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright
Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a nonstop laugh-fest in which a
crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master, in
exchange for freedom. A genuinely funny musical comedy you won't want to miss.
The Norris Theatre
27570 Crossfield Dr.,
Rolling Hills Estates, CA, 90274
September 18 at 8pm
September 19 at 8pm
September 20 at 2pm
September 25 at 8pm
September 26 at 8pm
September 27 at 2pm
The Norris Centre For The Performing Arts
|Barry reprised a role that he did for
Cabrillo Music Theatre 13 years ago; that of
"Nathan Detroit " for their production of :
|Guys and Dolls
Presented in the Fred Kavli Theatre
Directed by Nick DeGruccio
Choreographed by Roger Castellano
Musical Direction by Darryl Archibald
Jeff Griggs as Sky
Jessica Bernard as Sarah
Barry Pearl as Nathan
Alet Taylor as Adelaide
October 16 - 25, 2009
Guys are gambling, dolls are dancing, and the audience comes up a winner with the revered GUYS
AND DOLLS. Colorful characters abound, as suave Sky Masterston wages a bet on whether he can
woo the buttoned up Sister Sarah Brown. Sky makes the bet with shifty Nathan Detroit, who puts the
crap game ahead of his long-suffering fiancée, Adelaide, to whom he’s been engaged for 14 years. We’
re going to raise the roof with treasured songs that include Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’
the Boat, I’ve Never Been In Love Before, and the title tune. A Tony Award winner for Best Musical,
plus three Broadway revivals, GUYS AND DOLLS has spawned a hit movie, with a new film version on
the way. Cabrillo Music Theatre delivers a sure bet with its splashy production. Cabrillo will produce
this simultaneously with the Broadway production. Recommended for all audiences.
For tickets and information, go to:
Box Office: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Group Tickets 805.497.8613
|Click under photo
to hear the radio spot
again which Barry
recorded for the
|Alet Taylor ("Adelaide")
Barry ("Nathan Detroit")
|Barry, Jeff Griggs ("Sky Masterson"),
Jessica Bernard ("Sarah Brown")
|Barry, Alet Taylor, Jessica Bernard
|Some of the cast as they toured the Kavali
Theatre for the first time.
|Full BackStage Review
"The story's dual romantic entanglements—commitment-phobic smoothie Sky Masterson (Jeff Griggs) with repressed
evangelist Sarah Brown (Jessica Bernard), and wiry wheeler-dealer Nathan Detroit (Barry Pearl) with giddy showgirl Miss
Adelaide (Alet Taylor)—play out with gusto and heart, courtesy of stellar lead portrayals."
"Pearl's Detroit is a comedic gem; he shines in the hilarious 'Sue Me.' "
Reviewed by Les Spindle
October 21, 2009
|Full StageSceneLA Review
"Pearl is never less than marvelous as Nathan Detroit, a part he was born to play the heck out of."
October 18, 2009 WOW!
GUYS AND DOLLS
|Full Thousand Oaks Acorn Review
"All of this comes second nature to Barry Pearl, the show’s Nathan Detroit, a small-time gambler and organizer of “The
Oldest Established Floating Crap Game in New York.” Nathan fits Pearl like a shiny pair of spats. It’s obvious that “good old
reliable Nathan” is one of Pearl’s favorite roles, and he is superb as he carries out his dice-shooting exploits while
dodging the proposals of his marriage-minded fiancee, Miss Adelaide."
By Cary Ginell
October 22, 2009
|Full Ventura County Star Review
As Nathan, Barry Pearl leads an entire crew of gamblers and con men. Reprising a role he first played with Cabrillo 14
years ago, Pearl is a perfect foil for Taylor’s Adelaide.
Cabrillo comes up aces
By Rita Moran
Published Friday, October 23, 2009
|Sean Spence and Barry Pearl
|Barry played the roles of
"Bernie Greenberg" and "Milt Gabler"
in the Pasadena Playhouse production of:
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show from the
November, 11 2009
|November 6 - December 20, 2009
|Cast members with some BABY IT'S YOU! fans
[Click > under each photo to play some short musical excerpts from the show]
|Crystal Knighton, Meeghan Holway,
Jane Fonda and Barry
|Berlando Drake, Marylin McCoo, Barry, Billy
& Florence LeRue
THE FIFTH DEMENSION
|Barry, James Ingram and Geno Henderson
(THE VOICE OF MINNE MOUSE)
and Barry with Regina Leeds
|Barry with Richard Perry, Erica Ash, Jane Fonda,
Meeghan Holway, and Paulette Ivory
|Barry with Tim Allen and Meeghan Holaway
|Bernie and Florence Greenberg
|Bernie and 3 of our Shirelles
|Barry with our Historical Mentor,
Artie Ripp of Buddah Records
|Barry with our Producer,
|Barry With Olivia Wilde and Omar Epps