Fans of the McCallum Theatre’s Open Call talent project are familiar with Terry S. Larson, 51; he was one of the 2013 finalists in the renowned competition. Regulars at Studio One 11, at 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City, are also familiar with Larson: He works at the LGBT bar as a server and bartender—and wows audiences with his singing voice in concert every Tuesday at 6 p.m., and every other Friday at 8 p.m.; there is no cover. For more information, visit www.studio-one-11.com. The Inglewood native and Cathedral City resident was kind enough to recently answer The Lucky 13.
What was the first concert you attended?
Journey at the Forum in Los Angeles.
What was the first album you owned?
The Carpenters, Close to You.
What bands are you listening to right now?
I mostly listen to new Broadway cast albums, and Sinatra, Linda Eder, and Michael Buble.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
What’s your favorite music venue?
Studio One 11 in Cathedral City (where I sing each week).
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
“Where is love? Does it fall from skies above?” from “Where Is Love?” in the musical Oliver!
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Barbra Streisand. (I come) from a church background, (and) it was apparent to me they didn’t sing with a lot of sincere emotion. Her voice brought me into the real world.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
I would ask Patti LuPone how she could produce a tear while singing “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” every night during Evita.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
I would like Linda Eder to sing “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Barbra Streisand, The Broadway Album.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
“With You,” from Ghost the Musical. (Scroll down to hear it.)