Cillea Houghton

Cillea Houghton Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Cillea is a freelance writer currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Being in the country music capital of the world, she writes daily news and artist profiles for Taste of Country, in addition to covering other aspects of the Nashville scene for a variety of publications. Her love of musical theatre, particularly "Phantom of the Opera," inspired her to write for BroadwayWorld.



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Posted: Oct. 23, 2018

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet Brings SEVEN DEADLY SINS To Life at TPAC
October 23, 2018

Always finding unique ways to tell the stories of the world, the Nashville Ballet offered the SEVEN DEADLY SINS for the second year in a row, artistically exploring the darkest depths of our souls.

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Delivers Show-Stopping Performance with the Nashville Symphony
October 2, 2018

When Kristin Chenoweth stepped on to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center stage in a Nashville Predators jersey for the second installment of her three-night stay with the Nashville Symphony, there was no question she was representing team Music City.

BWW Interview: Michael Mayer Talks Directing Film Adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 'Human Story' THE SEAGULL
June 7, 2018

Though written more than 100 years ago, Stephen Karam and acclaimed theatre and film director Michael Mayer have teamed up to bring Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL from stage to screen.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE FOXES Captivatingly Shines Spotlight on Power and Greed at Darkhorse Theatre
May 16, 2018

There's something striking about the way that THE LITTLE FOXES manages to leave an impact on its viewers, not with flash and spectacle, but with its piercing dialogue and moral complexity.

BWW Review: 2018 NASHVILLE BALLET BALL Stuns at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
March 7, 2018

There's something magical about the Nashville Ballet and that statement rang true during the 2018 Nashville Ballet Ball at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at Hendersonville Performing Arts Center
February 19, 2018

There's a reason BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is such a beloved classic and the Hendersonville Performing Arts Center has done a marvelous job of bringing this 'tale as old as time' to life. Directed by Robert Pitt and Brendan Martel, HPAC's production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST honors all the aspects fans love about the story including the magnificent score, led by music director Gromyko Martin-Weir, while adding original elements with the help of choreographers Christian Bare and Andrea Campbell.

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Brings Spectacular Show to TPAC
January 10, 2018

For the audience attending the opening night of JERSEY BOYS at TPAC, it was almost like they had traveled back in time to the days of their youth, reliving the fond memories the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons has given them.

December 14, 2017

The Nashville Ballet has a gift for delivering professional-grade productions with a Nashville twist, and the 2017 installment of Nashville's Nutcracker is a prime example of said talent.

BWW Previews: CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE Adds New Element to Holiday Season With Nashville Symphony
November 29, 2017

While you've heard the Christmas classics time after time again, the Nashville Symphony will present them in a new and energized way with Cirque de la Symphonie at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.

BWW Review: FUN HOME Makes a Powerful Statement at TPAC
October 12, 2017

While most Broadway shows pack a powerful punch, FUN HOME accomplishes that by capturing the viewer's heart, whether gently plucking at one's heartstrings or tugging with all its might, and its opening night in Nashville at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall offered viewers a bevy of emotion.

BWW Review: EMERGENCE Exudes Artistic Expression and Individuality
June 5, 2017

The Nashville Ballet has a special way of producing unique works you've never seen before. EMERGENCE is its yearly production that opens viewers eyes to the creative process, offering an "artistic experiment" unlike any other, and the 2017 production is no exception.

BWW Review: THE FINAL DAYS OF WOLFE TONE Strikes a Powerful Chord at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
March 15, 2017

When reading the description of THE FINAL DAYS OF WOLFE TONE, you wouldn't expect it to be a comedy. And while it technically doesn't fall into that category, it's clear within the first few minutes of the show that humor is a common thread weaved throughout the production that made its mark on a captivated crowd at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre on Mon., March 13.

BWW Feature: THE FINAL DAYS OF WOLFE TONE Brings Passion and Rebellion to Tennessee Performing Arts Center
March 10, 2017

THE FINAL DAYS OF WOLFE TONE by playwright Peter Danish tells story of a man who led the Irish rebellion against the British in 1798 and is one not just of historical documentation, but holds modern day relevance as well.

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY Captures Charm, Humor at The Larry Keeton Theatre
February 20, 2017

If there was ever a local production of MY FAIR LADY that was sure to offer a treat to the Nashville theater scene, the current installment of the play at the Larry Keeton Theatre would be the one.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Delights at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
February 15, 2017

It's not often that adaptions of beloved classics can do justice to the original, but that is precisely what the latest installment of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Jack O'Brien, has accomplished. The current U.S. tour made a stop at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tues., Feb. 14 for the opening night in Nashville - and it did not disappoint. 

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's ATTITUDE Offers Elegance and Intrigue at TPAC
February 10, 2017

The Nashville Ballet's 2017 production of ATTITUDE brought a host of grace, edge and even a bit of history to TPAC's James K. Polk Theatre on Thurs., Feb. 9.

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Thrills - and Kills - at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
January 30, 2017

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER has been delighting audiences everywhere since its award-winning debut in 2012. Nashville got to experience that joy when it made its debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall opening night on Tues., Jan. 24. The show is nothing short of a spectacle, providing equal parts comedy with dark wit and standout performances to match.