Broward Performing Arts Center
If Lisa Kitei’s not in her office at the Broward Performing Arts Center, you can mostly likely find her on one of Broward County’s spectacular golf courses. Lisa took up golf about five years ago and like everything in life she plays to win. But make no mistake about it; Lisa likes to have fun while she’s winning! She also enjoys the time with friends, lots of laughs, and hopefully a few good shots to brag about later in the day over cocktails.
These are the very same reasons Lisa has always loved the theater. It’s a great way to spend time with friends, escape to a world of make-believe and of course, share cocktails before or after the show – or both! Lisa’s favorite performance is The Lion King. When Lisa worked as a marketing executive with Disney, her office was right upstairs from the theater and every night she and her associates would run down to see the opening scene when the animals walk down the aisles. Lisa describes this as one of the most magical moments in theater.
It seemed only fitting that after a few years in the automotive industry, Lisa returned to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Lisa first worked as a Project Consultant for the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District back in 2002 and two years ago she rejoined the team at the BCPA as the Executive Director of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, the fund-raising organization for the Center and also serves as the VP of Development for the Center.
When given the chance to talk about the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Lisa boasts about the fact that the Center provides one of the largest free arts education programs in the country, with over 150,000 school-aged children participating each year. This program is funded by revenues generated through ticket sales of Broadway performances. Lisa encourages everyone to visit the theater often so that more children can experience the magic of theater.
Lisa is also very proud of the BCPA’s most recent initiative, the Classical Society. The Classical Society was launched in order to allow the Center to offer classical programming to the community. There are many benefits to the Classical Society, such as VIP ticketing, special events, etc. For more information about the Classical Society or the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, go to http://www.browardcenter.org/support/foundation.aspx.