Northeast Times

 Articles by Rita Charleston

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.


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.


Fringe in Fairmount

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


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.