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Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash! is Barney's seventh/final stage show and a live stage show tour that was produced by VEE Corporation, along with HIT Entertainment.[1] The show opened on November 19, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has toured the US and Canada. The show completed its tour on December 11, 2011. It soon started its tour in Asia in 2014.

Plot

Barney comes to life and his friends join him not too long afterwards and get the crowd going. When asked, Barney hasn't decided on a birthday wish, a point that comes back up later in the show. Through out the show, Barney and friends celebrate the purple guy's birthday through singing songs, playing games, and decorating the stage (in Act 2), often playing clips of kids suggesting ideas. Meanwhile, BJ attempts to pull a rabbit out of his hat, pretending to be a magician (and later, a rock star back from his "world tour."). While the "kids" get their party hats, Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff sing what they like about their purple friend. In return, Barney sings how he'll be "Someone to Love You Forever." The cast celebrates Barney's birthday and the purple guy reveals his wish: "I wish that our friendship will never end. And it never will, as long as you remember I'm always here, just as close as your imagination." Like with most Barney shows, the cast wraps up the show singing I Love You and Barney finally blows out the candles (shown on screen) on his cake.

Characters

  • Barney
  • BJ
  • Baby Bop
  • Riff
  • Mr. Knickerbocker

    Barney and friends celebrate the purple guy's birthday (Original Cast - November 2010)

Chorus/Ensemble

The ensemble cast consists of a group of four actors and actresses. In case one (or two) of them can't perform, the others can cover for them. The human cast only has two named characters.

  • Alex
  • Jessie

The rest of the ensemble used their own names. The four ensemble members also cover for the actors playing the dinos.

Cast

Original Cast (November 2010 - June 2011)

Dinosaurs

Chorus/Ensemble

  • Joel (Nick Nunez / Joel Pellini / Megan Godin)
  • Alex (Nick Nunez / Joel Pellini)
  • Jesse (Nick Nunez / Joel Pellini)
  • Jessie (Megan Godin / Madison Turner (March 2011 - Dec. 2011))
  • Megan (Megan Godin / Jennifer Margulis (Nov. 2010 - Feb. 2011))
  • Alison (Alison Warchol)

Other

  • Mr. Knickerbocker (Nick Nunez / Joel Pellii)

Final Touring Cast (June 2011-December 2011)

Dinosaurs

Chorus/Ensemble

  • Alex (Nick Nunez[4] / Michael Luongo)
  • Megan (Megan Godin)
  • Jessie (Megan Godin / Madison Turner)
  • Michael (Michael Luongo)

Other

  • Mr. Knickerbocker (Nick Nunez / Michael Luongo)

Songs

(Most of the Barney songs in the show have been remixed. The music style that the song has been remixed will be listed next to the song title. "Original" means that the song is an arrangement from the TV series)

Act 1

  1. Barney Theme Song (Hip Hop)
  2. If You're Happy and You Know It (Techno)
  3. The Wheels on the Bus (Hip Hop)
  4. Throw Your Hands Up
  5. Our Friend Barney Had a Band (Jazz)
  6. Itsy Bitsy Spider (Hip Hop)
  7. Alphabet Song (Calypso)
  8. Mr. Knickerbocker (Original)
  9. Dino Dance (Pop)
  10. Rock Like a Monkey* (Original)
  11. Move It Like This
  12. Clean Up (March/Rap)

Act 2

  1. A Rock N Roll Star (Rock)
  2. Together, Together (Original)
  3. Colors All Around (Original)
  4. Baby Bop Hop (Original)
  5. Silly Sounds (Original)
  6. The Clapping Song (Country)
  7. If All the Raindrops (World Music)
  8. Icy, Creamy Ice Cream (Rap)
  9. Snackin' on Healthy Food (Pop)
  10. What I Like About You
  11. Someone to Love You Forever (Ballad)
  12. Happy Birthday to You (Rock)
  13. Together With You (Pop - Written exclusively for Birthday Bash)
  14. I Love You (Folk)
  15. Together With You (Reprise)* (Pop)

*Not on Soundtrack

Soundtrack

Main Article: Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash!: Original Cast Recording

Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash!: Original Cast Recording was an album that featured songs from the stage show of the same name. It was released in 2011 and it was only available for purchase at the show itself. It was never sold at retail unlike previous soundtracks based on Barney live shows.

Gallery

Original Cast

Final Touring Cast


Tour Dates

Leg 1- Fall 2010

City Venue Dates
TULSA, OK Tulsa's Convention Center Nov. 19-21[5]
TOPEKA, KS Topeka Expo Center Nov. 23-24
LINCOLN, NE Pershing Auditorium Nov. 27-28
SALINA, KS Bicentennial Center Nov. 30
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Cox Convention Center Dec. 2-3
ST. CHARLES, MO Family Arena Dec. 5
EVANSVILLE, IN The Centre Dec. 8
ROSEMONT, IL Rosemont Theatre Dec. 11[6]
MERRILLVILLE, IN Star Plaza Theatre Dec. 14
INDEPENDENCE, MO Independence, MO Dec. 16-17
WICHITA, KS Intrust Bank Arena Dec. 18[7]-19
MERRILLVILLE, IN Star Plaza Theatre Dec. 21
WISCONSIN DELLS, WI Crystal Grand in Lake Delton Dec. 30[8]

Leg 2- Spring 2011

City Venue Dates
FT. SMITH, AR Fort Smith Convention Center Jan. 4
WICHITA FALLS, TX Kay Yeager Coliseum Jan. 6[9]
DALLAS, TX Verizon Theater Jan. 8-9
SAN ANTONIO, TX Freeman Coliseum Jan. 11-12
BELTON, TX Bell County Expo Center Jan. 13
ABILENE, TX Abilene Civic Center Jan. 15
SAN ANGELO , TX San Angelo Coliseum Jan. 18
AUSTIN, TX Erwin Events Center Jan. 20
LUBBOCK, TX City Bank Coliseum Jan. 8-9
BEAUMONT, TX Ford Park Jan. 28
LIMA, OH Veterans Memorial Civic Center Feb. 22[10]
DEKALB, IL NIU Convocation Center Feb. 27[11]
ATLANTA, GA Philips Arena Apr. 7[12]
KINGSTON, RI Ryan Center Apr. 10
UTICA, NY Stanley Theatre Apr. 12
BUFFALO, NY Shea's Performing Arts Center Apr 14
LOWELL, MA Tsongas Arena at UMass Lowell Apr. 16
WHITE PLAINS, NY Westchester County Center Apr 21
BRONX, NY Paradise Theater Apr. 23
YORK, PA the Pullo Center at Penn State York Apr. 26
MORGANTOWN, WV West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Apr. 28
NORFOLK, VA Constant Convocation Center Apr. 30
CHARLOTTE, NC Ovens Auditorium May 3
READING, PA Sovereign Center May 15
DANBURY, CT Western Connecticut State University-O'Neill Center May 17
WORCESTER, MA The Hanover Theatre May 21
ELMIRA, NY Clemens Performing Arts Center May 24
HUNTINGTON, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena May 31

Leg 3- Summer 2011

City Venue Dates
FAIRFAX, VA The Patriot Center June 4[13]
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ State Theatre June 15
MEDFORD, MA (BOSTON) The Chevalier Theatre June 18
WALLINGFORD, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre June 19
ERIE, PA Warner Theatre - Eric Civic Center June 21
ALBANY, NY Palace Theatre June 23
BETHLEHEM, PA Stabler Arena/Lehigh University June 25
LAREDO, TX Laredo Energy Arena July 13
HOUSTON, TX Verizon Wireless Theater July 16
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX American Bank Center Selena Auditorium July 19
ODESSA, TX Ector County Coliseum July 21
EL PASO, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre July 23
RIO RANCHO, NM Santa Ana Star Center July 26
DODGE CITY, KS United Wireless Arena July 28
AMARILLO, TX Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium July 30
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Pikes Peak Center Aug. 2
FRESNO, CA Save Mart Center at Fresno State Aug. 9
TUSCON, AZ Music Hall at Tuscon Convention Center Aug. 11
PHOENIX, AZ Comerica Theatre Aug. 13
BAKERSFIELD, CA The Bakersfield Fox Theater Aug. 16
LONG BEACH, CA Terrance Theater Aug. 18
LOS ANGELES, CA Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywalk Aug. 20-21

Leg 4- Fall 2011

City Venue Dates
ROCHESTER, MN Taylor Arena at Mayo Civic Center Oct. 4
SIOUX FALLS, SD The Washington Pavillion of Arts and Science Oct. 6
RAPID CITY, SD Rushmore Plaza - Civic Center Theater Oct. 9
GRAND FORKS, ND Alerus Center Oct. 11
KALAMAZOO, MI Wings Stadium Oct. 14
FLINT, MI Perani Arena Oct. 16
MUSKEGON, MI LC Walker Arena - Muskegon Lumberjacks, USHL Oct. 18
TORONTO, ON Rogers Centre Oct. 22-23
YOUNGSTOWN, OH Powers Auditorium Oct. 25
CORBIN, KY The Arena Oct. 29
JACKSON, TN Carl Perkins Civic Center (Theatre) Nov. 1
PHILADELPHIA, PA Liacouras Center Nov. 6[14]
Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre Nov. 17[15]
DETROIT, MI Fox Theatre/Olympia Entertainment Nov. 19-20
MANSFIELD, OH Renaissance Theatre Nov. 22
WALLINGFORD, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre Dec. 4
SYRACUSE, NY SRC Arena in Syracuse Dec. 11

Trivia

Poster for the 2014 Asian tour

  • This live show marked:
    • The first/only major US tour to have the dinosaurs walk in the audience. During the "Itsy Bitsy Spider", Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff often walk into the front rows of the audience and meet fans for a nearly a minute. This depends on the venue, however.
    • The second/last appearance of the character Mr. Knickerbocker, after Let's Make Music.
    • The fifth time Barney's birthday is celebrated in the franchise after "Happy Birthday, Barney!", "It's Your Birthday, Barney!", "Caring", and Dino-Mite Birthday, but the first time its celebrated as a national stage show tour.
  • This live show was written by Carter Crocker.[16]
  • VEE built custom costumes for this show, based off the cartoon illustrations of Barney and friends, rather than asking permission to use the costumes on the TV show (like with past shows). Despite this, they initially used a spare Barney costume from HiT to do the "Dino Seats" meet and greets, as well as promotional appearances. Starting in April 2011, a newer Barney suit, provided by HiT themselves, was used. However the TV costumes are used in the Asian tour.
  • BJ is the only dino in the show without a double.
  • The script originally had one of the cast members mention how Barney was dressed up (the original costumes had a bowtie). The line was removed once VEE began using a HiT Barney costume for the show.
  • In the Asian tour, two new characters "Kate" and "Christian" were added.

Videos

Promos

References



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Stage Shows
Barney in Concert (1991) • Barney Live! In New York City (1994) • Barney's Big Surprise (1996-1998)
Barney's Musical Castle (1999-2001) • Barney's Colorful World! (2003-2004) • Barney Live! - The Let's Go Tour (2006-2007)
Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash! (2010-2011)
Outside North America
Barney's Musical Park (2004;2007) • Barney's Let's Imagine (2007-2010)
Barney's Dino-Mite Birthday! - Live On Stage (2008) • Barney's Space Adventures (2008;2010)
Barney Rocks! El Concierto en Vivo! (2010) • Barney Live! World Tour - A Celebration! (2015; 2017-2018)
Barney's Greatest Hits - Live On Stage (2016-2017)
Theme Park Shows
A Day in the Park with Barney (1995-2021) • Barney (2000-2002)
Notable Personal Appearances
Barney's Open House (2000-Present) • Barney's Zoo Tour (2001;2015) • Barney's Beach Party (2002-Present) • Barney's Purple Park Tour (2002) • Christmas Fun with Barney & Friends (2004) • Barney's Christmas Star (2006) • Learn and Play with Barney (2007) • Barney's Big Fun Time (2007) • Barney's Big Purple Bus Tour (2007-2008) • Christmas with Barney & Friends (2007) • Barney's Sing Along Show (2008) •
Barney's 20th Anniversary Concert (2008) • A Very Barney Christmas (2008) • Barney's World of Imagination (2009;2014) • Christmas Surprise! (2010) • Sing and Dance with Barney (2011) • Barney's Jukebox Party (2015-2016) • Barney's We're All Friends Show (2015) •
Barney & Friends Favourite Hits (2016) • Barney's Birthday Surprise (2017) • Barney & Friends: Party Time (2017) • Barney's Magical Christmas (2018)
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