Larry Marsland is a singer, actor and playwright. He has written 6 plays. Perhaps the best known to Cape Cod audiences is Panama Club, a musical about a real nightclub in Hyannis and the young people who frequented it at the start of WWII. He has sung in nightclubs, concert halls, theaters, churches, ballparks and museums. His passion is cabaret, an intimate type of performance that engages him as an actor, singer and storyteller.
Marsland notes that Allen’s music resonates with him. “I like two things about his music: The first is a great deal of it is written for the world of cabaret, which I like very much. It’s what I’ve always done. It just speaks to me. Secondly, I think that his music is extremely evocative of the ‘70s and the ‘80s. Just the flavor and the taste of it bring me back to another time. It’s obviously not music written in the 21st century.”
“There had always been a song for every event in Peter Allen’s life,” says Marsland, who does 20 of Allen’s songs in the show, He ends the evening on a poignant note with a song called “Once Before I Go.”
As for the show’s title song, Marsland sees it as one that all can relate to.
“The title has to do with almost everybody who’ll be sitting in the audience. Everybody has something that happened that had to be surmounted, had to be overcome.”
Larry is delighted to be singing at Eventide and to share the music and story of Peter Allen. Please join us in this intimate setting inside the Sanctuary of Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street (Rte. 6A), Dennis Village