Larry currently resides in Wayne, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. He and his wife Kathy have four wonderful children and five beautiful grandchildren. Larry taught high school English and special education for 34 years. During that time, he wrote shows geared for high school and regional theater audiences which were performed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and Minnesota.
Larry is currently writing for both screen and stage. See "Shows" tab. Immediately after retiring from teaching, he served on the Board of Directors of Act II Playhouse, a professional theater in Ambler, Pennsylvania and worked as an assistant to Broadway producer, Bud Martin.
He also taught a writing course one day a week in North Philadelphia as part of Project Home for four years.
Larry is also an accomplished singer, keyboard player, and composer. He has performed at such venues as Bethlehem Musikfest, Newport (RI) Irish Festival, Ocean City Music Pier, Philadelphia Midwinter Scottish & Irish Festival, the Bellevue in Philadelphia, Showboat Casino in Atlantic City (NJ), Boardwalk Plaza in Rehoboth (DE), Busch's in Sea Isle (NJ), Golden Inn in Avalon (NJ), Avalon Yacht Club in Avalon (NJ), Henny's in Stone Harbor (NJ), Stone Harbor Yacht Club in Stone Harbor (NJ), Woody's in North Wildwood (NJ), Boathouse in Wildwood (NJ), Chalfont Hotel in Cape May (NJ), Marquis de Lafayette in Cape May (NJ), Six in Sea Isle (NJ), and countless resort hotels in the Poconos...such as the Shawnee Inn, Pocmont, Skytop Lodge, and Caesar's. To date he has recorded two solo CD's.
Larry had two shows open in Philadelphia in the spring and summer of 2010. His comedy entitled THE NEXT REUNION completed a five-week run at the Society Hill Playhouse from May 13 to June 20. Visit http://www.larrymckenna.com/shows-and-projects/2014-08-29-21-39-20.html
His musical comedy entitled BURT & ME enjoyed a four-week run at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler from July 6 to August 1. The show features the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Visit http://www.larrymckenna.com/shows-and-projects/2014-08-29-21-37-22.html to check it out. It has been performed at Act II Playhouse (PA), Deertrees Theatre (ME), Society Hill Playhouse (PA), Hackmatack Playhouse (ME), Gretna Theatre (PA), Broadway Palm Theatre (FL), Palm Theatre (AZ), Delaware Theatre Company, DE. and at Florida Studio Theatre (FL) in November-January of 2017.
His comedy STRICTLY PLATONIC premiered at Hedgerow Theatre (PA) to packed houses for a four- week run from February 7 to March 3, 2013 and is currently being turned into a musical. Stay tuned.