With a professional and exciting atmosphere, the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center is the cornerstone of the arts district in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and continues to be the premier venue for major performances from across the nation.
With its doors opening in the summer of 2009, the BAPAC started on the right track in bringing Broadway tours, pop concerts, speciality shows and various other events to the area, while also acting as the official location for Broken Arrow Public Schools fine arts programs.
MARK FRIE, Performing Arts Center Executive Director
Mark has a broad background in performance experience, directing experience, and theatrical management.
He has performed throughout North America in musicals, operas, and concerts. He made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and has enjoyed performing with symphonies across the country.
He has performed and directed in such venues as Radio City Music Hall, North Shore Music Theatre (Boston), Music Theatre Wichita, Dallas Theatre Center, Casa Manana Theatre in Ft. Worth, Denver Arvada Arts Center, The Majestic, Bass Hall, Fair Park Music Hall, and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Mark is very proud of the partnership that he has created with Kristin Chenoweth. Together, along with a host of volunteers and staff, they hope to impact students on a local, state, and national level by giving kids opportunities to hone their craft, find their passion, and reach for their dreams through summer camps, master classes, and after school programs.
Mark believes in community service and does that by serving on the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and executive committee and by serving on the Broken Arrow Convention and Visitors Bureau Board. Mark will also serve as president of the Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council for the 2015-2016 term.
OTHER BAPAC STAFF MEMBERSScott Heberling, Technical Director