David Edward Perry

David Edward Perry In 1975 our family went to New York to see the original Broadway production of The Wiz. I will never forget the power of that performance and how wonderful it made me feel. Even though I was 4, I knew right then that I wanted to be an actor. My performing career has been an adventure. Running a gambit doing stage, television, sketch comedy and film. Ive been nominated for a NAACP Best Actor Award for portraying Booker T. Washington in the musical Ragtime. Performed at L.A. Festival of Sketch Comedy. Created my own traveling children's show to promote literacy (thebearshow.org) and Birmingham's sketch comedy (perrycomedy.com)

I love the stage and the stories that inspire. My soul smiles when I experience theater that is enriching and memorable. It is a privilege to share these feeling with you.



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BWW Review: Comical and Stranger Things at Play in MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at Red Mountain Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Comical and Stranger Things at Play in MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at Red Mountain Theatre Company
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BWW Exclusive Interview: Creative Music Powerhouse Scott Bradlee Shares on Developing Himself and the Sound of Postmodern Jukebox in his Book - 'OUTSIDE THE JUKEBOX'
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Scott Bradlee shares on going from a creative kid to living his dream as the creative head of Postmodern Jukebox in his book 'Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession into My Dream Gig.' His interview gives a candid and inspiring look into moments, conversions, and reflections in his long career growing the success of Postmodern Jukebox.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Sings with Spirited Voices of Love, Redemption, and Revolution at BJCC CONCERT HALL
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This new revival of 'Les Misérables' is alive and bellows with the rising voice of the people. The creative presentation delivers high production value, memorable talent. The end result created an unexpected experience as if I was viewing 'Les Misérables' for the first time with fresh eyes. Performances of the iconic songs 'I Dreamed A Dream,' 'On My Own,' 'Stars,' 'Bring Him Home,' and 'One Day More' will strike a cord in your spirit.

BWW Exclusive Interview: A Reflective Conversation With Kind and Talented Actress Jillian Bell from 'Brittany Runs a Marathon'
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Actress Jillian Bell successes have been growing like comedy kudzu as a result of her bright spirit and comedic brilliance. Bell consistently shines in memorable performances including 'Brittany Runs a Marathon', '22 Jump Street', 'Workaholics', ''Idiotsitter', 'Bless The Harts', and the comedy 'Sword of Trust' filmed in Birmingham. We chatted recently about running on the road of her career.

BWW Review: Theatre UAB's THE WOLVES Howl With Powerful Female Centric Voices at The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
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Theatre UAB is offering an exceptional new play that highlights the voice of young women in the practice field to adulthood. 'The Wolves' is writer Sarah DeLappe's strikingly fresh and female centric drama. I found this play to be an enlightening and engaging look into the lives of nine completely different but competitive teenage girls on a high school soccer team. The play is structured as often-overlapping conversations play out over a series of practices. The 'real on the field' stems from the cause and effect of the girls lives getting into position for adulthood. The goals are made as relationships are tested, broken, and built between the team. The rare all female cast and production team radiate an exciting energy into 'The Wolves.'

BWW Feature: THEATRE DOWNTOWN'S Unexpected Last Show on 5th Ave. MR. BURNS Will Mark the End of a Chapter for this Community Theatre With Heart.
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Theatre Downtown has to relocate to a new building and will be shuttering up it doors on 5th Ave next weekend. Come enjoy their production 'Mr. Burns!' before they move out. Theatre Downtown's artistic luster shines from love given from a collective community of committed actors, crew, volunteers, and patrons that make home in their hearts to original theater you won't find anywhere else.

BWW Review: The Alabama Symphony Orchestra Brought a Spirited Performance of GHOSTBUSTERS IN CONCERT
November 1, 2019

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra recently conjured the Ghostbusters incredible music by Elmer Bernstein. They crossed the streams, making a musical walk down memory lane much more magical. Everyone was entranced as the live music faced the scary sweetness of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

BWW Review: Peace, Love, and the Sun Shines in Theatre UAB's HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at Alys Stephens Center.
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Theatre UAB is offering a rendition of 'Hair' worth breaking out your vintage Rolling Stones T-Shirt or fringe vest and bell-bottoms. Theatre UAB has produced a wonderfully entertaining, and relevant and modernized rendition of this classic rock musical. This is for the youthful spirited, and those who want to make love, and not war.

BWW Review: CLOWN BAR Serves Up a Cocktail of Comical Clown-Noir at THEATRE DOWNTOWN.
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'Clown Bar' is a dive worth visiting.This pulp fiction novel stained with grease paint is a detective tale set on the mean streets of the clown underworld. Happy (Jonathan Sweatt ) is an ex-clown headliner turned detective. He returns to his old stomping grounds on a vengeance to flush out the clown who killed his brother Timmy (Zach Tarwater) It's comical cotton candy chaos, and Ringling Bros' raunchy.

BWW Interview: Director Whitney Renfroe Infuses Dance and Painting in Formations Dance Company's Original Performance PERMANENCE at Forma Arts + Wellness
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Imagine if Sydney Pollack and Michal Baryshnikov collaborated on making art on canvas. With every move of the dancers body, a path of colored paint is applied to a canvas. Formations Dance Company brings this concept to life in 'Permanence.' Director Whitney Renfroe is very excited to bring contemporary dance to audiences in an exciting, fresh, and unconventional experience. If you are not connoisseur of dance, this creative performance will change your palate with an artisan flair. 

BWW Interview: ANTHEM FOR THE MIDDLE AGED BAND Energetically Brings The Band Back Together at The Sidewalk Film Festival
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'Anthem for the Middle Aged Band' is a film that shows how a band is a family. Like any tight relationship that is worth a damn, breaking up was not easy. Time had to work its course to lead them to a collective resolve, and eventually to spark fire in constructive creativity.

BWW Review: CHOIR BOY Sings With Spirited Soul at THE BIRMINGHAM BLACK REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY
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The Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Company steps to the plate with fierceness and momentum in its inaugural performance of the Tony award winning musical  a?oeChoir Boy.a?? This coming of age musical delivers a layered structure backed up with dynamic acting, and vocals from a cast of young men of color. The subjects of class, race and sexuality are exposed with extremely emotional results.

BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN Brings Spiritual Laughs to SOUTH CITY THEATRE With an Old Timey Family Roadshow
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'Smoke on the Mountain' is a entertaining and uplifting show about a 1938 traveling family roadshow bringing gospel music, bluegrass and more. South City Theatre brings this touring performance from church to church for just a few weeks. Even if you are not a religious person, you will find this show to be fun and delightful in character work and music.

BWW Interview: Carlton Bell II Brings The BIRMINGHAM BLACK REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY To Life With 'CHOIR BOY'
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Carlton Bell II is a young Birminghamian with an artistic theatrical vision. Bell is an artist who wears many hats; actor, filmmaker, director, producer, and now head of the Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Company. Next week they will have their inaugural performance of the Tony Award winning musical 'Choir Boy.'

BWW Review: THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY Delivers a Comedy Cocktail at SOUTH CITY THEATRE
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'The Savannah Sipping Society' at South City Theatre gives a wonderful look at the joy and happiness found with just opening up to new experiences and friends. No matter the age or issue

BWW Review: You Will Want More Than One Bite of THE CAKE at Terrific New Theatre
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'The Cake' at Terrific New Theatre provides touching writing and engaging performances. Each characters faith, friendship, and futures are tossed into the dough mixer with unexpected results. It proves love is worth taking that first bite. No matter the flavor.

BWW Review: YELLOW is an Emotional Casserole Worth Going Back For Seconds at THEATRE DOWNTOWN
August 2, 2019

'Yellow' is Del Shore's roller coaster play of a 'perfect' southern family that is thrown into a building storm of emotional and physical turmoil. The struggle breaks opens layers of pain to expose raw, heavy and hard to face truths. Director Rhonda Erbrick success as a director is clear by the gasps and teary-eyed moments from the audience.

BWW Interview: John Storie of THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA Shares The Journey to His New Album PONDEROSA
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John Storie is musician / showman with a true comical wit, and abundant skills on the guitar. His new album'Ponderosa' is a folksy throwback to his early days, and some swinging straight ahead jazz. He recorded the album so it would hold different guitar sounds, texture and vocals. He is a longtime showman with much to sing about.

BWW Review: Discover an Abundance of Hope in SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Birmingham Festival Theatre
July 26, 2019

'Songs for a New World' at Birmingham Festival Theatre is a very intimate performance with powerful vocals and surprises. The take away is to embrace the power of unity, hope and resilience. We all have struggles that seem to be too much to bear. This wonderful show shares the truth that you are not alone, and you are stronger than you think.

BWW Interview: The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre
July 24, 2019

'Songs for a New World' is not a typical (Beginning -middle and end) linear musical. It is a collection of powerful songs that examines life, love and the choices that we make.I was able to speak with some the cast to get their creative insight into giving life to this popular musical.

BWW Review: GREASE is Still The Word at Theatre Tuscaloosa
July 16, 2019

Theatre Tuscaloosa's production of 'Grease' is definitely automatic, systematic and hydromatic. Watching talented young actors breathe life into this classic musical is well worth the trip. 'Grease' is definitely still the word.



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