Articles by Rita Charleston

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.

Grammy Award winner to perform at Keswick Theatre

To celebrate her birthday month, Esperanza Spalding, the multiple Grammy Award winner, goes back on the road for a special two-week tour.

‘Pretty, perky Peggy King’ to appear at Act II Playhouse

Her given name is Peggy King. But when the singer appeared on The George Gobel Show back in the ‘50s, old lonesome George said she was “pretty and perky,” and that moniker just stuck.

A family affair

What started for the Nelson family over a hundred years ago is once again taking center stage today, as multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar Nelson come to perform at the Sellersville Theater 1894 on Sept. 24.