Reviews for "How To Succeed..."
The direction by Don Stephenson and amazing choreography by Melissa Zaremba were flawless - Russell Goeltenbodt, Showbiz Chicago
Reviews For Sister Act
"zesty, disco-inspired choreography by Melissa Zaremba, does not ever disappoint." - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
Reviews for La Cage Aux Folles
“killer choreography by Melissa Zaremba—which spoofs everything from the can can to Minsky’s Burlesque—to the psychological precision of even the broadest sight gags. Heart-stopping hoofing and wizard comic timing–you get a lot less elsewhere.”
Lawrence Bommer, Stage and Cinema
"...Marriott debut of choreographer Melissa Zaremba, who capably uses every inch of the Marriott's "theater-in-the-round" space."
- Phil Potempa, NWI Times
“The wonderful dance show-stoppers choreographed by Melissa Zaremba (making her Marriott Theatre choreographing debut) are dazzling”
- Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
"….a winningly zany, high energy production, director Don Stephenson and his altogether invaluable choreographer, Melissa Zaremba … Zaremba’s sharply stylized, sophisticated yet antic movement."- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
"Choreographer Melissa Zaremba pays homage to the comedy of the story itself, enhancing it with quirky, stylized moves that also reflect the aesthetic of the 60’s. Her transformation of “Cinderella Darling” into a chorine tap number is pure genius; the athleticism found in her choreography of “Coffee Break” is truly addictive and inspired; and her corporate-infused revival meeting version of “Brotherhood of Man” creates the perfect exclamation point to conclude this brilliant musical." –Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
Melissa Zaremba's choreography for this very physical production is brilliant – Tony Adler, Chicago Reader
Melissa Zaremba‘s immensely creative, original choreography (“Coffee Break” is an absolute audience favorite) is complementarily brilliant. - Barry Reszel, Chicagoland Musical Theatre
"superbly comical, boogie-driven choreography by Melissa Zaremba" - Chicago Sun Times, Hedy Weiss
"And Melissa Zaremba's choreography gets the habits flying and the booties shaking with comic invention." - Chicago Tribune, Kerry Reid
"Enter choreographer Melissa Zaremba, one of those seriously talented new choreographers who have emerged from the chorus lines of area musical theaters in recent years…...a breakout showcase Melissa Zaremba’s choreography". - Dan Zeff
"Their music, Melissa Zaremba’s choreography and every cast member’s performance will have you clapping so much after each number that you think it will be the highlight until the next number comes along." - Examiner
“featuring terrific, eye-popping choreography by Melissa Zaremba, ...... Zaremba has devised flamboyant chorus line routines and a genuine Follies-style fantasy world throughout, with everything from fast-tapping sailorettes, to a big Tropicana-style number, to an exceptionally beautiful and feathery white bird sequence. “
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
"Kudos to choreographer Melissa Zaremba for continually racheting up the jaw-dropping moves the Cagelles perform. Every last one of the Cagellesis a showgirl extraordinaire and deserve combat pay for some of the moves they're called on to undertake."
- Catey Sullivan, Pioneer Press
A Clip from Addams Family at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre.
Clips of "Step in Time" from Mary Poppins at Abilene Christian University.
Vertical Dance in Grand Canyon National Park
creation, direction, film editing, performance - Melissa Zaremba
A Few Past Interviews and Articles
Article written for Dressing Room Mag:
Interview with Wall Street Journal:
Interview with Boston Globe:
Interview with Cheeky Chicago: