Gary John is thrilled to make his directorial debut at MSMT with this popular and cherished Disney musical. Featuring the wonderful songs of Menken, Ashman and Rice, the production will feature a large cast, full orchestra and all the magic that this piece deserves! A musical with a big heart, Gary John is excited to place his personal stamp on it. Playing the large and beautifully equipped Empie Theatre, Beauty will no doubt be a treat for Eastern Pennsylvania audiences this summer!
Die Fledermaus features a sparkling musical score full of beautiful melodies and exquisite orchestration. Gary John happily returns to FLO, this time to their mainstage, to direct this classic opera staple, in English. Johann Strauss Jr.’s comedic masterpiece of mistaken identities and amorous double-dealing is sure to entertain and charm audiences young and old alike and Gary John is truly excited to be working on it with this wonderful company.
Recognized as the world’s longest running musical, try to remember a time when this gem wasn’t playing somewhere nearby! The Schmidt and Jones perennial favorite tells the simple tale of a boy, girl, two fathers and a wall. With a heavy dose of imagination, the narrator, El Gallo takes us on a memorable, moving and often hilarious journey of young love. One of Gary John’s favorite pieces since childhood, he is pleased to finally get a chance to stage it at the new Grange Theatre, in beautiful central Vermont.
Gary John will be a guest coach and give theatre workshops for visiting universities through 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 Judge for the Florida Thespian Festival in Tampa, Fl.
Gary John is 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.
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.”