About

GFTC

Central Montana’s Premiere Community Theatre

We are the Great Falls Theatre Company and we are on a mission to bring excellent community theater to the Great Falls, MT community. Founded by leading contributors to our community’s theater scene, the Great Falls Theater Company’s mission is to offer quality arts opportunities to the community with an emphasis on mentoring young artists for success. We believe that the magic found onstage is unlike any other and hope to share that magic with all of you. 

Meet the Great Falls Theatre Company!

FAQ's

I would like to Volunteer!

We would love to have your help! GFTC runs our productions through volunteer activities! Please fill out this form to express your interest and skills:

 

Volunteer Form

How do I stay connected about auditions and ticket sales?

Information regarding ticket sales and audition dates will be placed in the EVENTS section of our site as well as information will be shared on our Great Falls Theatre Company’s Facebook page

Meet Our Board

Amber Henning Griffith

President

Amber Henning Griffith originally hails from the mighty small town of Fairfield, Montana. She is a practicing attorney in Great Falls, but her heart belongs to the Arts. She holds a B.A. in music and political science in addition to her J.D. from the University of Montana. She is dedicated to bringing arts opportunities to the Great Falls community and is honored to be a part of the Great Falls Theatre Company.
Kaylee LaClair is a graduate of the University of Montana with a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre, Bachelor of Arts in Dance with an emphasis in choreography and performance, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and a Masters of Science in Business Analytics. Kaylee has worked in Walt Disney World and with Young Star Musical Theatre as an instructor and stage manager in Orlando, Florida. She is currently based in Great Falls, Montana. Her current projects include teaching a variety of dance styles including jazz, modern, and tap at Miss Linda’s School of Dance, Vice President & Production Manager of the Great Falls Theatre Company Board, and she is the Data & Operations Specialist for Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana. She has trained with stage managers around the world through USITT, the Stage Managers Association, and a recent training with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, NV.  She has a passion for technical theatre and bringing production crew opportunities to the Great Falls community!

Kaylee LaClair

Vice President

Aubrey Rearden

Treasurer

Aubrey Hiller-Rearden was born and raised in Missoula, MT where she studied voice privately with Esther England and Anne Basinski at the University of Montana. Aubrey has spent the last 30 years working for the Catholic Church as a music teacher, youth minister, and worship coordinator, and currently serves as the Parish Administrator at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish in Great Falls. Aubrey is excited to be a part of carrying on the legacy of great theater in Great Falls and looks forward to sharing the stage with the best and brightest of Great Falls!
Ali Jo Sheets was born and raised in Great Falls, MT, and attended the MSU School of Business in Bozeman. Her love of theater began during her years as a Great Falls High Bison, and she has been seen both on stage and behind the scenes in the years since with opportunities to direct and assist with a number of theatrical programs and production companies. Though she has appreciated and learned from each opportunity, some credits of note include productions of Bus Stop, Les Miserables, Seussical the Musical, and Beauty and the Beast. She is looking forward to bringing the Great Falls Theatre Company’s vision to life and being involved in another fantastic artistic opportunity in the community.

Ali Jo Sheets

Secretary

Nik Asmussen

Member at Large

Nik has been searching for an audience from the day he was born. He found that audience in the theatre at age 15. Thanks to a couple key mentors he learned teamwork, confidence, resilience, and a “show must go on” attitude. Now he works to return that favor to others, no matter their age or experience. Nik has worked in local advertising, youth programs, and sales. He’s a proud member of the Montana Air National Guard. He’s performed in many productions including South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas and Oklahoma!
Jennifer Cantley currently teaches K-6 elementary general music in Great Falls, working with approximately 800 students each week. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in education. In her nineteen years of teaching, she has taught elementary general music, middle school choir and general music, and high school choir. She has also conducted the Montana Youth Sing Festival, served as a vocal adjudicator for Montana district music festivals, and adjudicated both the NATS and GFMTA solo festivals. Mrs. Cantley is an active choral musician and voice teacher in Great Falls. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she has performed with the Great Falls Symphonic Chorale and the Electric City Chorale. She proudly serves on the board of directors for the GF Theater Company and has directed many musicals including: Oklahoma, Secret Garden, Beauty and the Beast, Footloose, and Les Misérables.

Jennifer Cantley

Member at Large

Tim Luoma

Member at Large

Tim’s love for community theatre began when he was cast in Center Stage’s production of South Pacific when he was 9 years old. He stayed active in theatre, performing as a tour actor/director with the Missoula Children’s Theatre and the Missoula Community Theatre, and with a professional career that brought him to several different theatres around the U.S. Tim heeded the siren song of Montana and returned to his hometown to settle and put down roots. He currently works as the Development Director for the Children’s Museum of Montana. Tim is thrilled to be working with such a passionate team to bring quality community theatre to Great Falls.