Melissa the Director

Melissa has shaken the dust off her directing career having directed three plays in 2011: Surly and Disrespectful, Open Eye Theatre; Full Gallop, Les Reines Formidables Theater Company; and Yarrrh!! The Lusty, Busty Pirate Musical, Minnesota Fringe Festival 2011 and Open Eye Theatre.

Cabaret Reprise

Melissa played Frauline Schneider in the Frank Theatre’s production of Cabaret. This brings her full circle with the show having been Sally Bowles in the original production on Broadway and the First National tour back in the day. This production ran from March 4-27, 2011 at the Centennial Showboat on Harriet Island, St. Paul, MN. Click for more information…

Master Class at SPCPA

Melissa conducted a master class at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists on Friday, April 10, 2009. The Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists provides a world-class, professionally-guided academic and artistic environment to train aspiring pre-professional performing artists in the areas of instrumental and vocal music, theater and dance.

Master Class at MacPhail

Melissa conducted a master class at the MacPhail Center for Music on Saturday, March 28, 2009. The emphasis of the master class was to help the young singers incorporate acting into their songs, and therefore experience acting and singing the lyric.