Allyson Richert is from St. Petersburg, FL. Allyson holds a BFA in Musical Theater Performance from the University of Florida. As a performer, she performed in three Broadway national tours: Mel Brooks-The Producers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Catch Me If You Can. She was also seen in regional productions including but not limited to: Wonderful Town (Off Broadway), Beehive (Old Log), and South Pacific (Guthrie). After spending almost 10 years teaching and performing in New York City, Allyson found her way to Minnesota. Allyson choreographed GREAT productions such as Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Sound of Music and Grease. She also had the pleasure of directing Mamma Mia. As Artistic Director Allyson takes great pride in collaborating to bring fresh, exciting and fun live theater to GREAT while continuing to cultivate the immense talent in Central Minnesota.