Northeast Times

 Articles by Rita Charleston

Performance of the Plaids

He’s been dressed in sequins, in his skivvies, and now musician/actor Nick Cearley is playing the part of Sparky in Plaid Tidings, a special holiday edition of Forever Plaid at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope through Dec. 28.


A lifetime of laughter

“There’s nothing like a live performance… I’ve always loved doing stand-up, and even after all these years, I still do.”  


It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Broadway’s beloved Phantom of the Opera and Philly native Hugh Panaro will help celebrate the season with the Philly Pops. The annual tradition — The Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular — runs Dec. 5-20 in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.


A dream come true

Mayfair native Sean Thompson has been performing as long as he can remember. Now, he’s landed a starring role in Les Misérables.   


A magical performance

The Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark season by putting its own spin on the enchanting family musical Mary Poppins, running through Jan. 4 on the WST Mainstage.


Satisfy your curiosity at the off-Broad Street Theater

Azuka Theatre begins its season with a mind-bending, time-traveling new work by Madeleine George.


‘Mike and Molly’ star to appear at Keswick Theatre

“It only took me 25 years to become an overnight success,” said comic/actor Billy Gardell, set to appear at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m.


‘Til Divorce Do Us Part ’ on stage at Society Hill Playhouse

Opening the new season at Society Hill Playhouse and playing through Dec. 7 is Til Divorce Do Us Part – The Musical.


Philly’s finest

Davy Raphaely, a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, plays Liam Haber in the dark comedy, ‘Bad Jews.’

Seeing The Little Shop of Horrors was what did it for him.


A suprise success

Kathleen Madigan says she didn’t plan on becoming a comedian.

She doesn’t ever plan on stepping up to the bar again — even though that’s where comedian Kathleen Madigan got her start.