Mark Fleischer ’91 was promoted to Executive Producer of Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO) in summer 2021 and leads Western Pennsylvania’s largest producer of musical theatre and performing arts education programs. He joined CLO as Associate Artistic Director in 2014 and now leads the 75-year-old musical theatre program. In the new role, he is responsible for all creative items: selecting the shows, hiring the artists, and coordinating the path to opening night. Day to day, he works closely with the marketing and fundraising team to secure financial resources, interacts with the Board of Directors to plot strategy for the future, and oversees a full-time staff of 32, plus many additional seasonal, artistic, and adjunct education personnel. CLO had to close 252 scheduled performances during the COVID shutdown. For a comeback, they went big, partnering with the Pittsburgh Steelers to produce two musicals in Heinz Field in summer 2021.
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