Barney in Concert is a Barney & the Backyard Gang stage show, which was performed live in May 1991. The May 26th performance was released on video on July 29, 1991, in the United States and France. It was reissued many times worldwide until July 2000.

Barney in Concert
Directed byJim Rowley
Written byKathy Parker
Sheryl Leach
Dennis DeShazer
Produced byDennis DeShazer
StarringRickey Carter
Brian Eppes
Leah Gloria
Alexander Jhin
Julie Johnson
Becky Swonke
Bob West
Jessica Zucha
Edited byMcKee Smith (film editor)
Robert J. Emerick (supervising film editor)
Evamarie Keller (videotape editor)
Linda M. Long (videotape editor)
John R. Tierney (videotape editor)
Music byBob Singleton
The Lyons Group
Distributed byThe Lyons Group
Release date
  • July 29, 1991 (1991-07-29)
Running time
46 minutes
CountriesUnited States



An audio cassette version of Barney in Concert was released in 1991, it was re-released a year later with a purchase of a Time-Life Video release of a Barney & Friends Season 1 episode with a credit card. There were only two versions of the cassette made.



At the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas, the audience gets settled in before they hear a voice saying the magic words, "Shimbaree, Shimbarah". Then, out of nowhere, sparkles start appearing onstage before Barney jumps out from behind the curtain, making his grand entrance, as the audience welcomes to his chubbier costume. He dances to his theme song, before he welcomes the audience. Then, he sings a song to tell them how excited he is to have them join him, and show them how special they are. Then, he decides to introduce them to the Backyard Gang. The curtain opens to a set with all sorts of gift boxes everywhere. The Backyard Gang arrives wearing yellow T-shirts with black words for the names, yellow socks, blue shorts, and white shoes, and they introduce themselves through a rap.

Then, Michael encourages the audience to join in with a special song. After that, Barney and Tina make farm animal sounds and sing "Down on Grandpa's Farm" with the help of animals in costume. Then, Barney joins the kids to sing "The Noble Duke of York".

Barney and Derek sing "Pop Goes the Weasel" before Barney has help from Michael and Luci to get some Hebrew and French descent kids on stage to sing "The Alphabet Song" in English, Hebrew, and French.

Then, Luci sings "Where is Thumbkin?", followed by giving Barney a surprise: a camel named Sally.

After that, Barney does the Barney Shake to reveal a special surprise. Just then, the box opens to reveal a green triceratops with a pink bow in her hair, and a yellow blanket. Barney shushes the audience and tells them not to tell the Backyard Gang about the surprise. Then, Barney and the kids sing "Mr. Knickerbocker", but after the song ends, the triceratops comes out of the box again. The kids are surprised to see this and want to know more about the dinosaur. Adam gets an idea to sing the song again after noticing that the dinosaur came out when she heard the song. So they sing the song again, but this time, the dinosaur dances out of the box. After the song, the dinosaur hides behind Barney and gets shy. The kids realize that she doesn't have a name, so they huddle up and think of a name. What gives Amy an idea is seeing the dinosaur's dance moves. So Amy decides to name her Baby Bop, and the other kids agree. Then, Amy decides to have Baby Bop show off some dance moves. Baby Bop dances to some street music, which impresses everyone.

Baby Bop and the Spider performing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" Then, Baby Bop gets the confidence to join the show, and she sings "The Itsy Bitsy Spider", and meets a spider puppet. Barney and the kids then sing a bubble bath song with audience participation, but the bath is interrupted by the sound of a firetruck. Baby Bop and some of the kids are dressed as firefighters and they sing "Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Firetruck".

Barney appears as a railroad engineer, and talks about pufferbellies, followed by him singing "Down by the Station". Then, he goes backstage to grab an American flag, and he is joined by the entire cast to sing "You're a Grand Old Flag".

After that, Barney heads to the front of the stage to tell the viewers that the show is about to end. But he does explain that he's always going to be there for everyone. Then, he encourages the audience to hold hands to sing "I Love You". Then, everyone bids farewell to the audience before Barney appears from behind the curtain and blows them a kiss goodbye, ending the show. The credits then roll.


  • Barney (voice) – Bob West
  • Barney (body costume) – David Joyner
  • Baby Bop (voice) – Julie Johnson
  • Baby Bop (body costume) – Dao Knight
  • Michael - Brian Eppes
  • Amy - Becky Swonke
  • Tina - Jessica Zucha
  • Luci - Leah Montes
  • Adam - Alexander Jhin
  • Derek - Rickey Carter


  1. "Barney Theme Song" (tune: "Yankee Doodle")
  2. "Overture" ("We Are Barney and the Backyard Gang"/"Down on Grandpa's Farm" instrumental)
  3. "Barney Theme Song" (Reprise)
  4. "Everyone is Special"
  5. "The Backyard Gang Rap"
  6. "We Are Barney and the Backyard Gang" (tune: "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt")
  7. "Down on Grandpa's Farm"
  8. "The Noble Duke of York" (tune: "The Grand Old Duke of York")
  9. "Pop Goes the Weasel"
  10. "The Alphabet Song" (English, Hebrew, and French) (tunes: "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep", "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  11. "Where is Thumbkin?" (tune: "Frere Jacques")
  12. "Sally the Camel" (tune: "Dem Bones")
  13. "Mr. Knickerbocker"
  14. "Baby Bop's Song" (tune: "Mr. Knickerbocker")
  15. "Baby Bop's Street Dance"
  16. "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
  17. "Bubble, Bubble Bath" (tune: "Peanut Butter")
  18. "Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Firetruck" (tune: "Ten Little Indians")
  19. "Down by the Station"
  20. "You're a Grand Old Flag"
  21. "I Love You" (tune: "This Old Man")