Little Shop of Horrors - March 13 - March 22, 2020

Merrillville High School Choir

 Crew Who's Who 

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    Melinda Reinhart

    Director / Musical Director

    Melinda Reinhart is the Merrillville High School choral director and Performing Arts Department Head, beginning her 19th year at Merrillville and 30th in the classroom. Melinda directs the Merrillville HS spring musical and REVUE as well as assists with the fall play and sponsors the Voice of Reason, and serves as an assistant supervisor for Reinhart Auditorium.  

    Melinda graduated from the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana in 1989 with a Bachelor's in Music Education--voice.  She performed and toured with the Singing Hoosiers and Varsity Dancers. Melinda has also performed exclusively with Ross Summer Music Theatre since 1986, under the direction of the late Jerauld Reinhart, longtime director of the Merrillville High School choirs.

    Since 2010, Melinda and her husband Michael produce/direct musical theatre productions for Ross Music Theatre and, since 1989, M&M Productions.  

  • Michael Reinhart head shot

    Michael Reinhart

    Director / Technical Director

    Mike Reinhart serves as the Auditorium Director at Merrillville and is a Title 1 Aide at Fieler Elementary. Also the director of Ross Music Theatre and M & M Productions plays and summer musical, Mike is also the technical director for those shows. In addition, Mike is the production manager director and editor for M & M Video Productions. Mike has been recording events, corporate videos, training and special interest videos since 1981. Mike has been involved with community and or school live productions since he was 8 years old, starting out on stage in the chorus of his father's production of Flower Drum Song. Since that time he has played a wide variety of parts from Ebenezer Scrooge to Motel the Tailor, in addition to working on hundreds of shows in a technical capacity. Mike attended Valparaiso Technical Institute where he majored in electrical engineering then went to Indiana University where he majored in Theatre/English Education.

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