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Music Theatre Wichita

August 16th-20th, 2023

Marissa as currently starring as Mother in Ragtime at Music Theatre Wichita.  Directed by Deidre Goodwin


Caroga Ars Festival

Caroga Lake, New York

August 14th, 2022

The last stop for the summer is at the Caroga Arts Festival, honoring the late great Marvin Hamlisch.

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Sun Valley Music Festival

Sun Valley, Idaho

August 14th, 2022

Marissa had the honor of singing for 9,400 people with conductor Andy Einhron and the Sun Valley Music Festival Orchestra in stunning Sun Valley, Idaho.


Grand Teton Music Festival

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

August 4th, 2022

Marissa appeared with conductor Andy Einhorn and fellow Broadway stars at the Grand Teton Music Festival in gorgeous Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Sherman Chamber Ensemble

McGuire Auditorium

July 9th, 2022

Marissa appeared with her husband Michael Mendez in a tribute to Stephen Sondheim with the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, in New Milford, Connecticut.



Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

June 2nd - 12th, 2022

Marissa is currently starring as Princess Fiona at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.  Directed by Quin Gresham and Choreographed by Phillip Attmore.  


To Marvin, With Love

Heinz Hall

May 13th -15th, 2022

Marissa is singing the songs of Marvin Hamlisch with the Pittsburgh Symphony  Orchestra.  Marvin won Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, a Tony, even the Pulitzer Prize for “A Chorus Line”.  And now, we remember our beloved conductor, Marvin Hamlisch.  “The Way We Were”.  “A Chorus Line”.  “The Sting.” Jack Everly leads Marvin’s greatest hits from Broadway to Hollywood.


Kiss Me Kate

Studio 54

Previews starting February 14, 2019

Marissa is currently appearing as the Wardrobe Mistress and understudying Lilli Vanessi (the luminous Kelli O'Hara) in the Broadway Revival of Kiss me Kate directed by Scott Ellis. and choreographed by Warren Carlyle.  


Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Chenery Auditorium

December 15, 2018

Marissa will be a guest artist for the Kalamazoo Symphony's Holiday 'Sounds of Season Concert'along side maestro Daniel Brier. 

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The Constant Wife

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Sept. 21- October 21, 2018

Excited to return to the Denver Center again and team up with director Shelley Buttler, Marissa will be playing the silly and ridiculous Marie-Louise Durham in the Somerset Mahaum comedy.


Human Error

(World Premiere) 

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

May 18 - June 24, 2018

Marissa is thrilled to be originating the role of Heather in the world premiere of Human Error, written by Eric Pfeffin at the DCPA.  It's a  funny new play, full of heart with a much needed message in these times of divisiveness and separation.

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The Kennedy Center

February 13 - 18, 2018

Kicking off the Kennedy Center's new Broadway Center Stage series, Marissa will be appearing along side stars such as Raoul Esparza, Karen Olivo, Ruthie Ann Miles and Ramin Karimloo. Don't miss this magnetic rock opera with a score by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; lyrics by Tim Rice. 


Roman Holiday

San Francisco Golden Gate Theatre

May 23- June 18 2017

Marissa will be appearing in the pre-Broadway tryout of Roman Holiday, playing the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco. The incredible Catherine Zuber costumes are not to be missed!

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