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 Frie is proud to be named the first director of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and is glad to be back in his home state.
Mark brings to the PAC a broad background in performance experience, directing experience, and theatrical management.
He has performed all over the world in musicals, operas, and concerts. He made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006 with the New England Philharmonic and has enjoyed performing with symphonies across the country.
He has performed and directed shows in such venues as Radio City Music Hall, North Shore Music Theatre (Boston), Music Theatre Wichita, Casa Manana Theatre in Ft. Worth, Denver Performing Arts Center, The Majestic, Fair Park Music Hall, and the Morton H. Meyerson Center.
Mark has shared the stage and directed stars such as Cyd Charisse, Faith Prince, Cathy Rigby, Gavin MacLeod, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bernadette Peters, etc…
Mark was the artistic coordinator of the Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas, TX. The chorale is the most recorded male chorus in the world. While with the chorale, Mark directed many performances at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Majestic Theatre, two of the southwest’s most renowned venues. Mark also worked on the management team of Radio City Music Hall during the 2007-2008 season.
OTHER BAPAC STAFF MEMBERSScott Heberling, Technical Director