FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

NOTE: Mr. La Rosa is fully versed in the original Jerome Robbins direction and choreography and can reproduce it efficiently and faithfully, adapting it to suit the size of your cast or venue. He is very knowledgeable in the traditions, history and culture of the characters depicted, as well as well the development and creation of the musical itself. Reviews and references upon request!

CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED
RAISING THE ROOF: a gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof”, Town Hall, NYC with Topol, Joshua Bell, Andrea Martin, Sheldon Harnick, Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba, Fyvush Finkel, Jackie Hoffman, Jerry Zaks, Austin Pendleton, Pia Zadora, Adrienne Barbeau, Mike Burstyn, Jeffrey Lyons, Adrienne Barbeau, Mike Burstyn, Hal Prince and more than two dozen members of the Original Broadway and the 1971 Motion Picture casts and an ensemble of 50 additional Fiddler alumni.


WONDER OF WONDERS: FIDDLER AT 50!, SCW Cultural Arts, Great Neck, NY (Concert with commentary – with author, Alisa Solomon and a cast including Bill Nolte and Lori Wilner) 

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER
THE MUNY, St. Louis, MO/ STARLIGHT THEATRE, Kansas City, MO (with Lewis J. Stadlen).
(Kevin Kline Award nomination; Judy Award – Best Musical Production)

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY, Pittsfield, MA (with Brad Oscar)
(BroadwayWorld Awards – Best Direction – Large Theatre / Best Choreography – Large Theatre)

FULTON THEATRE, Lancaster, PA (with Stephen Berger)
(HIGHEST GROSSING SHOW IN THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF THE THEATRE)


STAGES ST. LOUIS, St. Louis, MO (with Bruce Sabath) (St. Louis Circle Award nomination)

MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE, Brunswick, ME (1995 and 2016 seasons) (BroadwayWorld Award 2016 – Best Dance Performance)

CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, Fayetteville, NC (with Bill Nolte)

WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE, Elmsford, NY (with Mike Burstyn)

WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC THEATRE, Morgantown, WV (with Spiro Malas) 


PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE, Memphis, TN (3 Ostrander Award nominations)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NYC (with Neal Benari)

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, Boulder, CO

MONTCLAIR MUSICAL THEATRE, Montclair, NJ (with Joel Kramer) 


LANDMARK MUSICALS, Albuquerque, NM

COEUR d’ALENE SUMMER THEATRE, Coeur d’Alene, ID

SURFLIGHT THEATRE, Beach Haven, NJ

COUNT BASIE THEATRE, Red Bank, NJ

HAMPTON PLAYHOUSE, Hampton, NH

PERFORMED
25TH ANNIVERSARY BROADWAY PRODUCTION starring Topol (Swing / “Mendel” Understudy [Played] — Gershwin Theatre, NYC, Directed by Ruth Mitchell / Overseen by Jerome Robbins.) 


THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL TOUR starring Theodore Bikel (“Yussel” / “Motel” Understudy [Played] — 29 cities in the USA & Canada, Directed and Choreographed by Sammy Dallas Bayes)


ANATEVKA – EUROPEAN TOUR of the show performed in the German language (Ensemble / Dance Captain — more than 25 Cities, Directed by Carin Piontek)


GATEWAY PLAYHOUSE / CANDLEWOOD PLAYHOUSE (“Mendel,” Directed by Robert Durkin)


HAMPTON PLAYHOUSE, Hampton, NH (“Mendel” / Dance Captain, Directed by Alfred Christie)