Barry played the role of "Arnold"
in the National Tour of
A StageSceneLA prediction: Happy Days The Musical is going to be a sold-out hit at La Mirada Theatre and a
surefire smash on its soon-to-begin national tour....

Barry Pearl is a huggable Arnold...
--Steven Stanley
November 1, 2008

It has all the old favorite characters still hanging out at Arnold's drive-in, only this time Arnold (Barry Pearl) is
being threatened by a developer who will close down his teen institution for good.

For sheer likability and happy escapism, this show will be another staple in the compendium of theatrical
--Melinda Schupmann
November 6, 2008

  'Happy Days' in La Mirada is just feel-good fluff
                                                 -- Eric Marchese
                                  Friday, November 7, 2008

                            AT THE MALT SHOP: Barry Pearl is Arnold, Steven Booth is Richie Cunningham and Joey Sorge
                                                            stars as "The Fonz" in the national tour of "Happy Days - A New Musical"  

LA Times
The lovable old sitcom gang is back, this time with dancing shoes on their feet and new songs in their
By David Ng
November 10, 2008
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,
Leah Sprecher       
                                                    Photography: Tim Trumble
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
reading of:
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
Arts Center.

Early reservations are advised (seating is limited) and can be made by
e-mailing or calling 323 599-7343.

For more information on the LA Festival of New American Musicals please visit
Barry taught a few Improv
classes and consulted for a
terrific company in
Austin, Texas called TexArts
which did a production of
GREASE at the end of June.

Barry with Erin Erxleben who played
Cha Cha
The T-Birds
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  
Screening Location:
Quality Inn of Palm Bay - Areca Room
1881 Palm Bay Rd NE, Palm Bay, FL  32905


13th Annual LA Shorts Fest 2009  July 23rd - 31st
Screening Date: Sunday July 26th at  7:45PM  
Screening Location:
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,


Screening Location:
Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters
8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046
******** Click below to see this award winning ********
 6 minute Black Comedy
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
(310) 544-0403

September 18 at 8pm
September 19 at 8pm
September 20 at 2pm
September 25 at 8pm
September 26 at 8pm
September 27 at 2pm  
..and as henpecked hubby Senex Barry Pearl has never been better.
                                                                                            --Steven Stanley
                                                                                        September 18, 2009
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:

Or Call:

Information 805.449.2787


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")
Alet Taylor
Barry, Alet Taylor, Jessica Bernard
Jeff Griggs
Some of the cast as they toured the Kavali
Theatre for the first time.
Photo: Ed Krieger
Photo: Ed Krieger
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
Photo: Ed Krieger
Full StageSceneLA Review

"Pearl is never less than marvelous as Nathan Detroit, a part he was born to play the heck out of."

--Steven Stanley
October 18, 2009                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                   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."

Play review
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
Photo: Ed Krieger
Photo: Ed Krieger
Barry played the roles of
"Bernie Greenberg" and "Milt Gabler"
in the Pasadena Playhouse production of:
'Baby, It's You' Moves to Pasadena Playhouse

Musical about New Jersey housewife Florence Greenberg

September 10, 2009  BackStage West

The musical "Baby, It's You," about New Jersey housewife
Florence Greenberg, who in the early 1960's discovered The
Shirelles and built one of the most successful independent
record companies with African-American song-writer Luther
Dixon, which had its world premiere at the Coast Playhouse in
West Hollywood is moving to the Pasadena Playhouse.

Written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and directed by
Mutrux, the show contains such songs as "Baby, It's You,"
"Soldier Boy," "He's So Fine," "Dedicated to the One I Love,"
"Tonight's the Night" and "Twist and Shout."

At the Pasadena Playhouse, it will be presented by special
arrangement with American Pop Anthology and Warner Bros.
Theatre Ventures, in association with Universal Music Group.
Mutrux, Jonathan Sanger, Jerry Katell and Joan Stein are
producing on behalf of American Pop Anthology.

Preview performances begin Nov. 6 with the official press
opening on Nov. 13. Performances run through Dec. 20.
Become a Facebook Fan of "Baby, It's You!"
                                        From:  \
Theater News  
Meeghan Holaway, Allan Louis, Barry Pearl, Set for Pasadena Playhouse'
Baby It's You!

By: Andy Propst · Oct 21, 2009  · Los Angeles

Full cast and creative team have been announced for the
world premiere of Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux's
Baby It's You! at Pasadena Playhouse, November 6- December 13.
Mutrux will direct the production.

The show is based on the life of Florence Greenberg, a New Jersey
housewife who discovered The Shirelles. With African-American
song-writer Luther Dixon, she built one of the most successful
independent record companies, and in the process, they created
such records as "Baby, It's You," "Soldier Boy," "He's So Fine,"
"Dedicated to the One I Love," "Tonight's the Night," and
"Twist and Shout."

The company will feature Meeghan Holaway as Florence Greenberg, Allan Louis as Luther Dixon, and
Pearl as Bernie Greenberg and Milt Gabler
, along with Erica Ash (Micki/Shirelle), Berlando Drake
(Shirley/Shirelle), Geno Henderson (Jocko Henderson/Ron Isley/Chuck Jackson/Gene Chandler), Adam
Irizarry (Stanley/Mr. Bass Man/Burt Bacharach), Paulette Ivory (Beverly/Shirelle/Dionne Warwick), Barry
Pearl (Crystal Starr Knighton (Doris/Shirelle/Millie), Matt McKenzie (Marvin Schlacter), and Suzanne
Petrela (Mary Jane/Lesley Gore).

Escott and Mutrux are two of the forces behind the Broadway-bound musical Million Dollar Quartet, which
premiered in Chicago. The creative team includes Birgitte Mutrux (choreography), Richard Perry (music
director), Anna Louizos (set design), Lizz Wolf (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Martin
Carrillo (sound design), and Jason H. Thompson (projection design).

For further information, visit
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]
Photo: Ed Krieger
Photo: Ed Krieger
Crystal Knighton, Meeghan Holway,
Jane Fonda and Barry
Berlando Drake, Marylin McCoo, Barry,  Billy
Davis JR.
& Florence LeRue
Barry, James Ingram and Geno Henderson
Russi Taylor
and Barry with  Regina Leeds
Barry with Tim Allen and Meeghan Holaway
Doo Wop
Bernie Greenberg
Mr. Bassman
Bernie and Florence Greenberg
Milt Gabler
Bernie  and 3 of our Shirelles
Barry with our Historical Mentor,
Artie Ripp of Buddah Records
Barry with our Producer,  
Jonathan Sanger
Photo: Ed Krieger
Barry With Olivia Wilde and Omar Epps
Barry with Richard Perry,  Erica Ash, Jane Fonda,
Meeghan Holway, and Paulette Ivory