The love story of how Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett went from being coworkers and friends to husband and wife is a real-life version of the movie \u201cWhen Harry Met Sally.\u201d In relationships with other people at the start, they became friends first and didn\u2019t embark on a relationship until 18 months later. Married in 2014, the two actors will perform a live show \u2014 marking their first time performing on stage since last February \u2014 at Ridgefield Playhouse on Valentine\u2019s Day at 4 and 8 p.m. The show will be socially distanced, but live streaming tickets are also available. The couple will perform love songs and share stories about their relationship. Spector was Tony-nominated for his role in \u201cBeautiful: the Carole King Musical\u201d and played Frankie Valli for a record 1,500 performances in Broadway\u2019s \u201cJersey Boys.\u201d Barrett inaugurated the role of Lara Guishar in Broadway\u2019s \u201cDoctor Zhivago\u201d and has starred in Broadway\u2019s \u201cWicked,\u201d \u201cBaby It\u2019s You!\u201d and \u201cThe Royal Family.\u201d Andrea Valluzzo caught up with the talented couple ahead of their Ridgefield show. Andrea Valluzo: This show feels particularly notable \u2014 it\u2019s your first live show in a year and it\u2019s the first live show for the Playhouse in 2021. Jarrod Spector: We are oddly breaking new ground. Who knew doing a show live in person would be such a novel thing? AV: What is most meaningful to you about it? Kelli Barrett: Because it\u2019s Valentine\u2019s Day, our show will talk about our relationship, our love for each other, how our friendship developed into our marriage and what it is like to be a working couple. AV: The show celebrates Valentine\u2019s Day. What are some of the love songs you will sing? JS: We actually have this great medley of love songs that we do: \u201cChapel of Love,\u201d \u201cBe My Baby,\u201d \u201cSome Kind of Wonderful,\u201d \u201cDedicated to the One I Love,\u201d \u201cArthur\u2019s Theme\u201d and \u201cHow Sweet It Is.\u201d We lovingly refer to that medley as the divorce medley because despite the romantic tone of every single one of them, those were actually written and performed by couples whose marriages ended up in divorce. We sort of use those as sort of a cautionary tale that no matter what it sounds like on the outside, things could go bad, but all those love songs are so great. AV: What can the audience expect at this show? KB: The tenet of the show is all these little fortuitous, fated moments that are very coincidental that we share in our separate lives and then just sort of silly things. Like what was supposed to be my first big Broadway show tune \u2014 I was going to sing on a Broadway stage \u2014 ended up getting canned, and [I was] put in Jarrod\u2019s musical \u201cBeautiful\u201d later and we were not even together then. AV: Without giving away a big spoiler, what is one story that you will share on stage? KB: We definitely address Jarrod instantly falling in love with me and my instantly falling with his voice. It\u2019s just funny how that happened very much like \u201cWhen Harry Met Sally.\u201d It\u2019s not always that same exact moment for two people [when falling in love]. We definitely start the show off with humor in that way to show how two separate people can come to something very differently. AV: How did your relationship grow? JS: I had been forewarned of Kelli\u2019s charms, but then she walked in the room and they were grossly underestimated. I fell for Kelli immediately, but we didn\u2019t become friends right away because I was dumbstruck. Eventually we did become friends. KB: Our friendship developed over years. We would play Words with Friends and he was really funny. He was there for me in times when I needed someone. For him, it was more instantaneous. For me, it took a long time and I fell in love with who he was first, before the romance settled in. AV: What is the key to your marriage? KB: One of the things Jarrod and I have really committed to in our relationship is communication. We\u2019re still friends first. We talk about everything and we are very open with each other. We have the kind of relationship where I can say to him, \u2018Hey, I need to be alone right now\u2019 and he\u2019s not going to take offense to that, and vice versa. We always say, \u2018How\u2019s the ticker?\u2019 We are always checking in with each other\u2019s hearts. Everything you say in a marriage sort of echoes forever, so we want to make sure the things we say are loving and compassionate and the right kind of echo. JS: That is not to say we never have a disagreement, but to Kelli\u2019s point, we talk everything out. One of the fun things about doing shows like this is we get couples coming up to us afterwards who have been together 10, 25, 30 years and we get to ask them what is their secret ... and almost always the answer is humor. I can say without question Kelli is the person who makes me laugh the most in my life. Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett will perform their \u201cFunny How It Happens: A Valentine's Day Celebration\u201d show at Ridgefield Playhouse on Feb. 14 at 4 and 8 p.m. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Andrea Valluzzo is a freelance writer.