RECENT AND UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

Shaw Floors

AFLAC
"We Will"

(January 2024 – Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA)

For over 60 years, Aflac has focused on giving customers the best supplemental insurance experience possible. Gary John is excited to join the team (along with ADM Productions) for their 2024 annual conference, getting three exciting multi-day shows on stage. Highlights include dramatic presentations, awards, a silent auction, a gospel choir, and the fabulous acrobatic basketball troupe: Air Elite Dunkers!

A Place for Us

ATI PHYSICAL THERAPY
National Leaders Event 2024

(January 2024 – Gaylord Palms, Orlando, FL)

ATI is a nationally recognized rehabilitation provider, specializing in research-based physical therapy, sports medicine, and a variety of specialty therapies. Gary John, working with LI-based ADM Productions, will join this new client in staging their exciting 2024 Leaders Event. Stimulating presentations, Ted Talk” style breakouts and a lavish Oscar-like Awards presentation are on the bill of fare, for this multi-show event!

Transitions Academy

TRANSITIONS ACADEMY
(February 2024 – JW Marriot Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL)

Transitions Academy is one of the most well-recognized events in the optical industry. Each year, hundreds of industry professionals attend to participate in professional development. Gary John will once again be staging the event which features a variety of presenters and talent in unique live interactive presentations. The shows will no doubt “light up” the beautiful Grande Lakes Ballroom once again this year.

Johnson & Johnson

FLORIDA THESPIAN FESTIVAL
(March 13-16, 2024 – Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, FL)

The largest festival of its kind in the United States, Gary John was invited back for a seventh season to teach and adjudicate at the fabulous Florida Thespian Festival in Tampa. What an experience to work with and witness the energy of 8000+ talented Florida high school students displaying their gifts and improving their craft! Every year it is a joy to help prepare our next generation of performers and a reminder of why I love theatre.

Honky Tonk Angels

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
(Opening: July 2024 – Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, ID)

Gary John will once again direct and recreate the original Jerome Robbins choreography of this timeless classic. One of his favorite shows and one that is as relevant and timely as ever. It has been a major part of his career for nearly three decades, A large and sumptuous production, featuring a full orchestra, Gary John is excited to return to “CDAST” and beautiful Coeur d’Alene after so many years! 

A Grand Night for Singing

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
(Opened: November 2023 – Wagner College Theatre, NY)

Gary John joined Wagner College Theatre as a Guest Director this past fall. He helmed his third production of this beautiful and tuneful show which celebrates the brilliance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical catalogue in fresh and inventive new ways. The score features some well-known classics, as well as some lesser-known gems. Featuring a simple yet elegant design, onstage musicians, and an enlarged company of talented student performers, the show was a grand night indeed!

Fiddler on the Roof

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
(Opened: October 2023 – Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, VA)

Gary John made his VA Stage debut and worked with this incredible company at the beautiful and historic Wells Theatre in downtown Norfolk to bring the classic Bock & Harnick musical to life! The run was extended an additional week due to popular demand!

Miracle of Miracles

FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES
(Check your streaming services to view, purchase or rent)

“Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” is the origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved and enduring musicals: Fiddler on The Roof. This film opened nationally last August, already winning plaudits across the country and features interviews with: Lyricist Sheldon Harnick, producer Hal Prince, original cast member Austin Pendleton, Broadway figures Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Grey, Chaim Topol, and Harvey Fierstein, among many others. Gary John makes an appearance discussing the genius work of director-choreographer Jerome Robbins and is thrilled to once again be a part of this great musical’s legacy.

Seminars & Workshops

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
(2023-2024)

Gary John will be a guest coach and give theatre workshops for visiting universities through the Growing Studio and the NY division of Actors Connection in conjunction with the students' Senior Class Agent Showcases. In addition, he will repeat these duties and be a Guest Adjudicator for the Florida Thespian Festival in Tampa, Fl.

New Works

NEW WORKS
(Current, New York, NY)

Gary John is currently collaborating with playwright and poet Susan Tepper, a Pulitzer Prize nominee to bring her poignant new play "The Crooked Heart" to the stage. An intimate play of 3 characters, they are pursuing a major star to play the role of artist Jackson Pollock in a 2024 production.

He is also currently involved with several completed musical scripts that are in various stages of development: “lift” (McAllister & Fazio); “The Baby Project” (Jaroslow, Feingold & Olling); “The Next Big Thing” (Lowenstein & Bailey). All three are strong scripts/scores with modest cast sizes.

Interested parties should contact Gary John directly to inquire about these exciting projects and when/where they will next be seen.

Coaching

COACHING
(Current, New York, NY)

When working in NYC, Gary John continues his private coaching services. He enjoys helping actors and directors invigorate their careers no matter what level they are at. With his wealth of resource materials, he can guide you in finding that song, monologue, or performance piece that will get you noticed. He will show you how to navigate the business, “direct” your own career and help you to be more confident and successful in the business overall. Sessions are affordable and the location is flexible. Contact Gary John to get your career on track! Please see the COACHING/WORKSHOPS web page for more detailed information.

“As for the work of director Gary John La Rosa – perfect.”

Jeanne McCartin – Portsmouth Showcase

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