May, 2011

Melissa will be appearing as Shelley Parker in BAT BOY for Musical Theatre Guild in June! Click here for the press announcement in Playbill.


January, 2011

Melissa is co-starring as Alice B. Toklas in the West Coast Premiere of LOVING REPEATING...A MUSICAL OF  GERTRUDE STEIN at International City Theatre. Performances run January 18th through February 13th at the Center Theatre in Long Beach.

October, 2010

The reviews for JANE EYRE are in! Read what The Los Angles Times, Backstage and The Orange County Register had to say.

Additionally, Jerry Williams, JANE EYRE'S composer, was interviewed for The Orange County Register. Read the article here.


August, 2010

Melissa will be starring as Jane in the world premiere of a new musical version of JANE EYRE, with music by Jerry Williams and book and lyrics by Patricia York. Produced by Fullerton Civic Light Opera, performances run October 15-31 at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, California.


July, 2010

Melissa is singing with Ryan Scott Oliver at the Gardenia in Los Angeles July 23rd and 24th as part of the Festival of New American Musicals. You'll find more info here.


March, 2010

Melissa is very excited to announce her next project: she'll be performing in Reprise Theatre Company's production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Performances run May 11-23 at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA. Stay tuned for more details!


February, 2010

Listen for Melissa's singing voice in the upcoming animated feature BARBIE IN A MERMAID TALE! The DVD is set to be released March 9th, 2009.

Melissa also sang on the demo for Georgia Stitt's BIG RED SUN.


December, 2009 

Melissa will once again be singing in Rated RSO: The Music and Lyrics of Ryan Scott Oliver. Performances are December 4th (8pm) and 5th (4pm & 8pm) at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center.  Read the press announcement in Playbill for more info and buy your tickets here--the show will sell out quickly!


October, 2009

Melissa had a busy month of recording--check back for updates on her two upcoming projects for Mattel! She also recorded tracks for an educational ear-training CD and sang on the demo for Berton Averre's musical "Vrooom!"


September 10th, 2009

Melissa is appearing as Jane in Musical Theatre Guild's production of STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF.

Click here for the press announcement.


July, 2009

Melissa is Grizabella in Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of CATS.  Performances run July 23-August 2 at the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Check out the press announcement on .


June, 2009

Started rehearsals for CATS at Cabrillo Music Theatre. Director/Choreographer Dana Solimando has assembled a fantastic cast!


May, 2009

In the studio recording demos for THE WATER!


April, 2009

Melissa is in rehearsals for THE WATER, a new musical with book by Tim Werenko and Jeff Hylton, music by Georgia Stitt and lyrics by Jeff Hylton.  The concert reading is on April 27th at 7:30pm at the Colony Theatre in Burbank and is being produced by ANMT as part of the 2009 Festival of New American Musicals.


March, 2009

Melissa is thrilled to be singing in RATED RSO: THE MUSIC AND LYRICS OF RYAN SCOTT OLIVER on March 27th at The Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena.  She is playing Kimberly Sharp, the adulterous and manipulative schoolteacher in the "Mrs. Sharp" set.