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A Message From Kelley Shanley, President & CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

A Message From Kelley Shanley,
President & CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Dear friends,

These have been unprecedented days for our community and there are more to come. You are undoubtedly experiencing significant disruptions to your life and routine, and I can certainly say that this has been among the most challenging time of my career.

I know many of you may be disappointed that you will not be attending a performance, coming to a workshop or taking a class. More than 100 performances scheduled at the Broward Center and Parker Playhouse over the next 30 days had to be cancelled or postponed. Our after school and weekend classes are now all on hold and thousands of Broward County students will not be attending dozens of educational performances in the weeks ahead.

These steps were of course essential and are vital to protecting the health of our community. But we are already looking ahead. From our perspective at the Broward Center, the arts will always be part of how we define our legacy. The songs we sing, the stories we tell, the music we share with our children and grandchildren. The lessons we teach our children as they come to life on a stage or in a play.

We are confident the arts will keep us connected in the days ahead, and while we may not be attending performances or greeting each other in person in the coming weeks, come join us on social media where we’ve put together a playlist of music from our postponed shows or share the arts you are enjoying from home.

Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and join the conversation with #BrowardCenter . And check out what’s happening in arts education at our Broward Center Education page.

This crisis is going to have a dramatic impact on all of us. We are a strong community; we are a resilient community; and we have the opportunity to support one another through the challenges that lie ahead. The Broward Center will be gathering place again, and with your help, together we will be able to continue our mission to build community through the arts.

Stay healthy — and stay in touch with us.


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