Chad Gerlt oversees every aspect of The MTH Theater at Crown Center from MTH's live musical productions to independently produced shows to theater rentals to fundraising. Chad attended JCCC, UMKC, and KU; studying Theater, Music Theory, Composition, Commercial Art, and Business. On a train car loading dock in 2003 he George Harter and Nathan Granner produced their very first MTH musical. Today MTH employs over 340 performers annually, entertaining over 35,000 people per year. Chad has also served as Entertainment Coordinator for WaterFire, a mega outdoor event on Brush Creek where over 100 performers entertained more than 20,000 people.
Tim Scott has produced and directed more than 75 productions for MTH dating back to 2007, including MTH's critically acclaimed 2016 production of SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR, sponsored by The National World War I Museum and Memorial and CATS, the highest-attended production in MTH history. In Kansas City, Tim has produced and directed events for The Kansas City Royals, The YMCA, Coterie Theatre, and Quality Hill Playhouse. As a 20 year member of Actors' Equity Association, Tim has performed on nearly every professional stage in Kansas City and has had the privilege to work alongside Tony Award nominees Jeff Calhoun, Henry Krieger, Bill Russell, Sam Pinkleton, Lorin Latarro, and Phillip McKinley. He's happy and proud to be a part of the professional theater landscape in Kansas City, especially at Crown Center.
Melissa Ford is a professional fundraiser with a profound love for the arts. She began her career as a professional dancer, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Oklahoma City University. She is a Kansas City native and grew up performing at Starlight Theatre and Theatre in the Park, where she developed a tremendous passion for musicals. Ms. Ford has over twelve years fundraising experience including having served as Major Gifts Officer for the Kansas City Ballet and Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri. She is thrilled to be a part of the MTH family.
Hailing from central Florida, Mark Exline has worked as a Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Technical Director, Carpenter, Stitcher, Properties Master, Illustrator, Playwright, and Teacher in theaters all over the country. He holds degrees in theatre design and technology from Florida School of the Arts (AS), Greensboro College (BA) and the University of Missouri: Kansas City (MFA). He was one of 12 scenic designers chosen to present his work at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Young Designers Forum in 2018, a juried exhibition which celebrates innovative and excellent up-and-coming artists in the field. His Kansas City design credits include Belfast Girls , Dry Land , and Marilyn/God (a Pitch award winner)at The Fishtank, Desire at UMKC Theatre, Hana's Suitcase and The Secret of Courage at The Coterie Theatre, And Then There Were None at Kansas City Actors Theatre, and My Fair Lady and Oklahoma! at MTH.
Andrea Boswell-Burns is a professional musical theater performer and a Board Certified Music Therapist. Prior to joining MTH as Director of Education, she served as as Assistant Teaching Professor at UMKC in the Conservatory of Music & Dance and as the lead Music Therapist at The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City's Kids Summer Camp. Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Masters of Arts in Music Therapy from UMKC's Conservatory of Music & Dance. Andrea's education background and experience, combined with her passion and talent for musical theater have helped to curate a musical theater curriculum that provides students with more than just musical or theatrical benefits, but real life-skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
Emily Quinn Monrad oversees Rentals and Events at MTH. She is a KC Native with a BFA in Musical Theater from Wichita State. She is a Level One Sommelier with a broad background in event planning, fine dining, management, voiceover performance, stage direction, sound design and exceptional guest service. In 2015 she received a Kennedy Center Honor Award for Exceptional Direction of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at WSU.
George Harter founded MTH in 1998, and although he retired in 2017, George continues to give pre-show talks and enjoys planning and guiding Broadway theater trips.