BY GEORGE J. DACRE
Richard Stafford is just finishing up directing “Can Can” at the Elmsford venue and preparing for rehearsals for his next show, Jerome Robbins’ musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” which begins today Thursday, October 11.
Stafford says Andrew Mayer, who will play the Fiddler, is a great violinist and actor. He also added that the staff, which mostly auditioned in Manhattan for the various roles, is excellent. Four youngsters from Westchester are set to play the Fiddler’s children in the production, whom he also deems fantastic.
As for where the show will take place, he has only high praise for the facilities at Westchester Broadway. “It is a great venue,” Stafford says, adding his enthusiasm for the upcoming show.
This busy director also has some future projects in Houston, Texas at a theatre called Under the Stars coming up, including “Camelot,” “Cats” and “Miss Saigon.” In addition, he is also directing “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in December.
Stafford was born in Texas and now resides in Manhattan. He started out in show business as a dancer, then actor and is now a full-time director.