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.
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.BWW Review: NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER Dazzles at TPAC December 14, 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
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
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.