Articles by Rita Charleston

Ambassador to the animal world

“Please don’t call me an expert or a celebrity. I don’t like those words. If anything, I’m an ambassador to the animal world,” said Jack Hanna, about to take the stage and share his knowledge at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 4 pm.


It’s always funny in Philadelphia

Comic Dom Irrera will be taking the stage at the Helium Comedy Club for five shows this week.


America in Paris

The first national tour of An American in Paris makes its Philadelphia premiere at the Academy of Music for a one-week engagement Nov. 22-27.


Let’s do the time warp again

With the Rocky Horror Show, anything goes at the Bucks County Playhouse this month. 


Touchdowns to opera tunes

Morris Robinson, an All-American football player at the Citadel, is now hitting the high notes. He’ll perform at the Academy of Music From Sept. 23 to Oct 2.


Decades of dance

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary Tour is headed to the Academy of Music. 


Sweet Sounds of Yardbird

 ‘Charlie Parker’s Yardbird’ has some local flavor, thanks to classically trained musician and Northeast resident Steven Heitzer.  


A family affair

‘Under the Skin’ tells the story of a man dying of kidney failure, and his estranged daughter, who must decide if she can put her anger aside long enough to save his life.  


Mother knows best

Tony-nominated ‘Mothers and Sons’ comes to stage in Philadelphia.   


Love conquers

Premiering on Broadway in 1931, Noel Coward’s comedy ‘Private Lives’ is now on stage at the Walnut Street Theatre.