The premiere of my “Larry’s Cabaret Show,” specifically targeted to elderly audiences, happened at Sedona’s Kachina Point Health Care & Rehab Center, Sedona, March 10, 2015. The nursing home residents and staff enjoyed this new 45-minute show version of stories adapted from their and my senior lives, and up-beat songs taken from my longer “Growing Up Larry” one-man show that chronicles my life.
Here is how Kathleen Baiza, the Director of Activities, introduced me, “Last year, at the age of 71, Larry Rosenberg, a Sedona resident for 9 years, began a new career when he founded The Larry Show. After decades as a marketing professor, management trainer, and business consultant, in America and around the world, he discovered a new passion and purpose for his life. He is providing ‘entertainment that inspires’ for people of all ages, in Sedona and globally. This afternoon at Kachina Point, he will treat us to his Cabaret Show – with its stories, humor, and songs – which spans his life from his birth in Philadelphia in 1943, and into his senior years in our beautiful Sedona. Let’s warmly welcome Larry to share his heart-felt, funny and up-lifting Cabaret Show with us.”
I was heartened to see how well the nursing home audience responded with love and joy, although many in the room were physically and/or mentally impaired; but spirit can transcend and it did as I performed with all my heart.