Northeast Times

 Articles by Rita Charleston

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.



Keith Spencer serenades Bristol Riverside Theater

Singing in his high school chorus provided Keith Spencer with an opportunity he never had imagined.


For Jackson, quirky works fine

All in all, her squeaky voice, gymnastic abilities, and her willingness to laugh at herself all contributed to Victoria Jackson’s career.


Nealon gets back to standup roots

Kevin Nealon, an actor and comedian probably best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and more recently the hit series Weeds, will be at the Helium Comedy Club on Sansom Street Aug. 4 to 6.


Actor/playwright Dubac asks: Can we all get along?

In a world populated by men and women from different planets — Mars, Venus, take your pick! — Robert Dubac has created a show that addresses those male/female issues in his one-man, multi-character play, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, which is at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler through July 31.


Performer Carolla survives the school of hard knocks

Adam Carolla spent many of his formative years with just one plan in mind for his future.