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.

Gary John is equally a director and choreographer and happily works as either or both. His endeavors have taken him to four continents where he has worked in all types of venues, from indoor to outdoor, including proscenium, thrust, and in the round. His training took place in numerous NYC studios and he earned a degree in theatre and dance from UCLA. He brings over 25 years of professional work experience to the table.

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“La Rosa has delivered one excellent show after another in the last several seasons.”

Bill Van Sant – Essex Journal

Latest News

Les Miserables

Fiddler on the Roof

Cape Fear Regional Theatre, NC

The legendary Bock/Harnick/Stein musical (based on the beloved stories of Sholom Aleichem) has become one of the most successful of all time. Once again, Gary John was tapped to recreate the brilliant original (Jerome Robbins) direction and choreography, this time starring BILL NOLTE. This regional theatre which is celebrating 50 years of operation is nestled in beautiful Cumberland County. Gary John was very pleased to make his debut here this past winter.

View the trailer at http://www.cfrt.org/ or www.facebook.com/capefearregionaltheatre


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.

Recent Productions

Light in the Piazza  Hairspray  Sound of Music
Little Shop
of Horrors
next to normal Annie Get
Your Gun