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Mother (and me)

Fringe Festival

October 19 - 22

Kutz Theatre : 715 Grand Avenue

Written and performed by Melinda Buckley

'MOTHER (and me)' is the story of a larger than life Hungarian Mama Rose who's slowly waltzing into dementia, as her Broadway baby, Melinda shimmies into middle age.  An outrageous one woman show about stepping up and into your own light.

Talkback with Melinda Buckley

Following the Sunday, Oct. 22nd Performance


has appeared on Broadway and in the National tours of several shows, including Crazy For You, A Chorus Line and Bob Fosse's revival of Sweet Charity.  She performed improv and sketch material with Gotham City Improv and Chicago City Limits, and appeared as a stand up at Caroline's, Stand-up NY, and Gotham Comedy Club.

She has written and performed several solo shows, her latest being MOTHER (and me).  On the other side of the table, highlights include directing Town Hall's hit musical series, Broadway By The Year, which featured a Tony Award winning cast, and choreographing Paramour, which starred Len Cariou and premiered at the Old Globe Theatre.  For the big screen, she choreographed the musical sequences for Columbia Pictures', Stuart Little I and II with Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathon Lipnicki, the independent film 1999, starring Amanda Peet and Jennifer Garner, and assisted Pat Birch on Working Girl as well as several episodes of Saturday Night Live.  Other TV credits include, choreographing the daytime drama One Life to Live and an award-winning promo for the CBS Fall Lineup.  Most recently, she choreographed a CBS promo for Girl Power which aired during Super Bowl 2019 and was named one of the top ten ads by Paste magazine.  She assisted Lonny Price (as SDC Fellow) in the filming of Company at the NY Philharmonic, which starred Neil Patrick Harris, Patti Lupone, Stephen Colbert, Martha Plimpton, and Jon Cryer.

Melinda has written, directed, and choreographed numerous commercial and corporate productions for such clients as Fox, ESPN, WE tv, Sesame Street, McDonald's, Microsoft, Pepsi, IBM, American Express and Audi.  She is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and SDC.

Performance Schedule: October 19 - 22
Ticket Prices
Child (under 12) / Student
Friday Eve.
$25.00 ALL SEATS w/ Buy One / Get One Rush Special

Additional Fees & Service Charges:

Convenience Fee: $1.00 per ticket fee applied to all on-line ticket sales.

Service Fee: $3.50 per order fee applied for all over-the-phone sales.

Please use the calendar to purchase tickets.
Special Dates & Events
  • Buy One / Get One rush ticket special available for selected performance starting at 5:30PM. Terms & Conditions Apply.
  • Preview Rush Tickets available for Hackettstown Residents. Terms & Conditions Apply.
  • $10.00 Student Rush Tickets available for any student from any school for Friday evening performances only. Terms & Conditions Apply.
  • Alumni Special $10.00 OFF adult ticket every Friday.  Terms & Conditions Apply.
  • 10:00 AM School Matinee school groups call the CSC box office to arrange.
  • X = No scheduled performance.
  • All ticket sales are final.


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