This past weekend when the Marvel Universe Live rolled into Bridgestone Arena, one of Mt. Juliet’s own was one of the key players.
Chelsea Hough, a 2012 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School, played the role of Storm in the show, the X-Men super hero that can control the weather.
“It’s been incredible,” said Hough. “I love traveling and going from city to city.”
Hough’s background is not in big theater shows, she is a dancer, and was on the Mt. Juliet Dance Team during her time at the school. After graduating, she went to the University of Alabama and was on the dance team there. But it was tough going to school on out of state tuition, so she came a little closer to home at Western Kentucky.
But performing was in her blood, and she wanted to get to New York or Los Angeles to take her career to the next level. She made it to Bloc LA Talent Agency, and things took off from there. She even got to spend over two weeks in Germany to perform for Helene Fischer, one of the biggest pop stars in the country.
She received an email from her agency that had an open call for the Marvel Universe Live show. She didn’t have a background in big stunt shows like that, but she felt her background could be beneficial.
“It was easier for me to pick up the choreography,” said Hough.
Turns out she was right, and she is now well over 100 shows into the show. Hough played six shows over the weekend at Bridgestone Arena. She said she never really gets nervous, but this one was different because she had people she knew in the audience.
“It’s been incredible, especially being home now,” said Hough.
Hough said that the traveling has been outstanding, and she has gotten so many opportunities to learn on her trip by visiting museums, and has got to sample the best foods from each city. She has also learned about the Marvel world. She wasn’t very familiar before.
“I wasn’t a big fan girl like I am now,” said Hough.
Hough said she has started picking up comics, and has been getting several Storm comics because she has her own series now.
Marvel Universe Live will now move on to Atlanta, and will have shows close by in the future. The show will go to Memphis Jan. 1-3, 2015 and will be in Huntsville, Ala. April 21-24, 2015.