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Creative Leadership


Larry Reitzer

Executive Director & Artistic Director

Larry has directed many box office hits like Avenue Q & Beauty and the Beast since arriving on the Big Island in 2017.  Right out of High School, Larry served as directory, Arthur Laurents’ production assistant on the original Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles.  Larry went on to assist such Broadway directors as Tommy Tune, Michael Blakemore and Herb Ross.  After attending NYU, Larry switched his sights from directing to arts administration/producing and went on to become a company manager on the Broadway, First National and Los Angeles companies of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera.  While in Los Angeles, Larry switched careers again, to television writing and production, working on such shows as Spin City, Just Shoot Me, Melissa and Joey, and Ugly Betty.  Larry has developed pilots for Disney Channel, ABC, NBC, Universal, Warner Brothers, YouTube Originals and ABC Family.  Larry is founder of HEART and lives in Hilo with his husband of twenty five years, Matthew.

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