Northeast Times

 Articles by Rita Charleston

‘Idol’ has been good to Guarini

After the first season of American Idol, Doylestown native Justin Guarini became a winner — in more ways than one.


Actor covets the chance to play Barrymore

He says he comes by his interest in performing quite naturally since his mother was an opera singer.


Rich Little has always made a good impression

When Rich Little was about 5 or 6, he would stand in front of his class and just ramble on, much to the delight of his teachers — until they couldn’t stand his constant chatter anymore.


Laugh lately?

Sarah Colonna, a writer for the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, will perform at the Keswick Theatre next week.


Versatility makes McDonald a busy performer

Singer/actress/multi-award winner Audra McDonald said she knew from the time she was 9 years old that show business was for her.


Capitol Steps is walking into the Sellersville Theater

Thirty years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.


Commodores just keep rollin’

When Lionel Richie left the Commodores in 1983, many fans wondered where that would leave the group. Fortunately, they didn’t have to wonder for long.


Fringe in Fairmount

The Fringe brings outsider art to your doorstep, including a show at the Performance Garage on Brandywine.


Young actress wants to make the most of acting life

In some respects, Harrisburg native Jessica Bedford’s career could be compared to a Cinderella tale.


Actress is glad to do another Webber musical

Growing up in Ocean City, Md., with parents who owned and operated their own theater company, Jennifer Hope Wills had a dream: To one day appear in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit, The Phantom of the Opera.