Melitta was added in the 2015 Deaf West revival of the musical, directed by Michael Arden.

Melitta, portrayed on Broadway by Lauren Luiz, is Thea's twin sister and her voice/interpreter as Thea was Deaf/HOH in that production. Some of Thea's lines were reassigned Melitta, who both spoke and signed those lines in ASL.

Melitta was the only voice actor that did not also play an instrument onstage.