Northeast Times

 Articles by Rita Charleston

Malvern theater’s ‘Cinderella’ has local ties

For local actor Tom Teti, worry and a little bit of “what if” preceded the work.


Lucy’s fantastic four come to the Merriam

The foursome you’ve known and loved for years — Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel — come to life again at the Merriam Theater Dec. 26-29.


Holiday Pops at the Kimmel Center

Her singing first drew attention when she was just a little girl at the Baptist church where her grandfather was the minister.


See Kyle Lowder in Andrew Lloyd Weber classic

Emmy-nominated daytime actor and stage star Kyle Lowder shows he’s more than just a handsome face as he brings his vocal talents and acting skills to The Media Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lowder appears in the title role through Jan. 5.


‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Forrest Theatre

“Growing up in Langhorne, I wanted to be many things, from a pilot to an astronaut to a baseball player and everything in between. And that’s the nice thing about growing up to be an actor. So far, I’ve played a knight, a cowboy, a baseball player and now even a rock star.”


Neil Sedaka brings classic act to the Taj Mahal

In a career that spans six decades, singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka has gone from fame to obscurity, then back to fame again. A teen idol of the 1950s and early ’60s, Sedaka will perform in the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Nov. 30. Following in the footsteps of his grandmother, a concert pianist, Sedaka showed such musical promise that at age 9 he was accepted as a scholarship student to the Juilliard School of Music, studying to be a classical pianist.


Tricked Out Tour comes to Prince Music Theater

Justin Willman has one sweet job.


Elf story has Northeast roots

Elf, the perennial favorite based on the charming tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole, brightens the holiday season at the Walnut Street Theatre through Jan. 5.


Play provides comedic look at a dysfunctional family

In his play, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, I’m Home for the Holidays, taking center stage at the Bucks County Playhouse through Nov. 23, Steve Solomon illuminates his wildly dysfunctional family at this most happy time of the year.


A lifetime of laughter

OK, so with his deadpan expression and seemingly lifeless delivery, Mr. Personality he’s not. But over the last three decades, dour comedian Steven Wright’s success has grown to include recurring TV roles, film appearances and even an Academy Award for a short film titled The Appointment of Dennis Jennings.