Articles by Rita Charleston

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.   


Mothers and Sons at Roberts Theatre Feb. 6 to March 8

Tony-nominated for Best Play in 2014, Terrance McNally’s Mothers and Sons, presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company, comes to the Suzanne Roberts Theatre Feb. 6 through March 8.


‘Under the Skin’ runs at Arden Theatre through March 15

Lou, a man dying of kidney failure, asks his estranged daughter Reina to give him one of hers, and she must decide if she can put her anger aside long enough to save his life.


Connoisseur of comedy

Damon Wayans has come a long way since his big break on ‘In Living Color.’ Nowadays, he’s busy touring the country, creating smartphone apps and writing a book.   


‘Private Lives’ at Walnut Street Theatre through March 1

Noel Coward’s timeless comedy Private Lives is the next offering by the Walnut Street Theatre, running through March 1.