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: Peace, Love, and the Sun Shines in Theatre UAB's HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at Alys Stephens Center.BWW Review: Peace, Love, and the Sun Shines in Theatre UAB's HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at Alys Stephens Center.
Posted: Oct. 18, 2019


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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
Posted: Jul. 13, 2019


BWW Review: UAB Department of Theatre Shines with the World Premiere Musical SAVAGE at Alys Stephens Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: UAB Department of Theatre Shines with the World Premiere Musical SAVAGE at Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
Posted: Apr. 10, 2019


BWW Review: You Will Want to Dance All Night With MY FAIR LADY at Red Mountain Theatre CompanyBWW Review: You Will Want to Dance All Night With MY FAIR LADY at Red Mountain Theatre Company
Posted: Jun. 11, 2019


BWW Review: The Alabama Symphony Orchestra Delivers Musical Mastery in CARMINA BURANA & THE RITE OF SPRINGBWW Review: The Alabama Symphony Orchestra Delivers Musical Mastery in CARMINA BURANA & THE RITE OF SPRING
Posted: Jan. 21, 2019


BWW Review: Peace, Love, and the Sun Shines in Theatre UAB's HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at Alys Stephens Center.BWW Review: Peace, Love, and the Sun Shines in Theatre UAB's HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at Alys Stephens Center.
Posted: Oct. 18, 2019


BWW Review: EVITA is Rich in the Heart of her People at BJCC CONCERT HALLBWW Review: EVITA is Rich in the Heart of her People at BJCC CONCERT HALL
Posted: Jan. 19, 2019


BWW Review: Peace, Love, and the Sun Shines in Theatre UAB's HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at Alys Stephens Center.
October 18, 2019

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.
September 20, 2019

'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
September 9, 2019

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
August 30, 2019

'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
August 23, 2019

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
August 17, 2019

'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'
August 15, 2019

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
August 12, 2019

'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
August 10, 2019

'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
July 29, 2019

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.

BWW Review: Comical and Stranger Things at Play in MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at Red Mountain Theatre Company
July 13, 2019

This is a production with much attention to detail and talent. 'Matilda' is delightfully joyful, and unpleasant at the same time. The sweet with the sour is a delicate combination to make in any dish or story. Red Mountain Theatre Company delivers this delightfully structured tale about a brilliant five-year-old girl gifted with a little extra than the ordinary.

BWW Review: You Will Want to Dance All Night With MY FAIR LADY at Red Mountain Theatre Company
June 11, 2019

Professor Henry Higgins (Kyle Holman) rises to the challenge to turn lowly Eliza Doolittle (Kristen Sharp) into a proper English lady. Red Mountain Theatre Company is offering an exciting and colorful production of the classic 'My Fair Lady' that truly makes you want to dance all night.

BWW Review: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Is a Delicious Knish Served with Sweet Tea at South City Theatre
June 10, 2019

Reaching for the American dream while adjusting to living under prejudice is exposed by Alfred Uhry's 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' at South City Theatre. This Tony award winning play is a touching, relatable, and revealing look at the cost of acceptance. The story peels back the layers to expose the complicated dynamics of a Jewish American family living in Atlanta in the 1930's.

BWW Review: TEA & SYMPATHY is Strong with Eye Opening Emotions at Birmingham Festival Theatre
June 4, 2019

With Pride Week approaching, Birmingham Festival Theatre is on time with offering an emotional and striking production of Robert Anderson's 1953 drama 'Tea and Sympathy.' Set at an all boys' school in the early 1950's, the show tackles the fear, insecurity and the eventual anger that people under persecution face. The teenage boys attending the school are written with an amped jocular rambunctiousness. The carnal behavior lurking behind the boy's clean crisp khaki's and sweater vests is a starter kit for toxic masculinity.

BWW Review: JEFF GOLDBLUM AND THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA Brought Great Jazz and Laughs to the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
June 3, 2019

Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra delivered fresh arrangements of jazz standards and some cool improvisational jams. Goldblum effortlessly flowed with gleeful engagement with the hyped Birmingham audience. He gave personal stories, entertaining vamping, trivia games, answering questions from the audience, and a wonderful run of Alabama themed questions on everything from BBQ, college football and half moon cookies.

BWW Review: Down The Rabbit Hole is Fun with ALICE IN WONDERLAND at The Birmingham Children's Theatre
June 2, 2019

Alice (Emma Brooke Levering) is a young girl who after spying a curious white rabbit in a vest and coat run into hole. Follows it down and is whisked into a seemingly never-ending adventure. The all female cast provides a wonderful "Girl Power" dynamic in the show by the Birmingham Children's Theatre.



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