This site introduces the work of Gary John La Rosa, a professional (SDC) theatrical director/choreographer. As you navigate around, you will find a host of information including a bio, resume, references, excerpts from reference letters, reviews and a gallery of production shots.
“La Rosa has delivered one excellent show after another in the last several seasons.”
Bill Van Sant – Essex Journal
Fiddler on the Roof
The legendary Bock/Harnick/Stein musical (based on the beloved stories of Sholom Aleichem) has become one of the most successful hits of all time. Starring Tony-nominee Brad Oscar as Tevye, Gary John was tapped to recreate the brilliant original (Jerome Robbins) direction and choreography. This illustrious regional theatre which has nurtured several major new works is nestled in the beautiful Berkshires Mountains. Gary John was very pleased to make his debut there this spring.
WINNER! BroadwayWorld.com Regional Awards
January 2013 – Gary John won not one – but two awards! His production of Fiddler on the Roof at Barrington Stage Company (starring Brad Oscar) was nominated in five categories and Gary John won both Best Direction – Large Theatre and Best Choreography – Large Theatre.
WINNER! 2012 Ostrander Awards
August 2012 – Gary John won the Ostrander Award for Best Direction of a Musical for his production of next to normal at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN.