The Bodyguard US Tour Musical was such an incredible show! From the exquisite set design, stage adaptation and story line to the amazing performances and musical arrangements it is no wonder why the Bodyguard musical makes for a great addition to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts repertoire. We arrived early enough to take the must do fun photo opportunity located on the 3rd floor. Ready and excited to see Deborah Cox take the stage, we were captivated by the entire show.
I’ve seen my share of musicals but I have to admit that the Bodyguard is one of my favorites and I can not wait to see it again! My comadre, Adriana, and I couldn’t stop dancing and singing to all the classic Bodyguard hits! We were at the edge of our seats the entire show! On opening night, the role of Nicki Marron was played by Jasmin Richardson who is also Deborah Cox’s understudy on Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances. Boy, does she have a set of lungs on her! Jasmin was amazing!
We loved everything about this musical and how they paid homage to the late Whitney Houston. Deborah Cox not only did the musical justice but brought her own flare to the stage. I’m sure she did Whitney Houston proud. Throughout the show, I felt so nostalgic and brought me back to when I first watched the Bodyguard on the big screen. Although, I was just nine years old at the time, I remembered the great connection Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner had in the movie. Just like the movie, Deborah Cox and Judson Mills were such a dynamic duo.
One of the highlights of the evening, was the exclusive meet and greet we were so fortunate to be a part of. It was such a great opportunity to tell them how much we enjoyed their performances and of course, to take a selfie.
If you are ready to “Dance with somebody” and have “One moment in time” buy your tickets now! Don’t miss out on this must see limited engagement of THE BODYGUARD playing from May 30 – June 11, 2017 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
WATCH: The Bodyguard US Tour Trailer Featuring Deborah Cox
About the Bodyguard musical
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film, and aapted by Academy Award winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, THE BODYGUARD had its world premiere on December 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre. THE BODYGUARD was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards. The UK production of the musical recently completed a sell-out 16-month UK and Ireland tour and made its triumphant return to London’s West End at the Dominion Theatre on July 15, 2016. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.”
Direction is by Thea Sharrock. Set and costume design is by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Richard Brooker and video design by Duncan McLean. Choreography is by Karen Bruce, orchestrations by Chris Egan, musical supervision by Richard Beadle and production musical supervision by Mike Dixon. Musical director Matthew Smedal conducts the live orchestra. The U.S. National tour of THE BODYGUARD is produced by Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
Rounding out the principal cast are Alex Corrado (Gotham, Hannibal) as Tony Scibelli, Rachel’s personal security guard, Jarid Faubel (Black & White, X-Men: First Class) as FBI agent Ray Court, Charles Gray (Broadway: The Color Purple, Tour: The Lion King) as manager Bill Devaney, Jonathan Hadley (Broadway: Jersey Boys, A Class Act) as publicist Sy Spector, Jorge Paniagua (Regional: The Full Monty, Oregon Shakespeare Festival) as the Stalker, Jasmin Richardson (Tour: Memphis, Dreamgirls) as Rachel’s sister Nicki Marron, and Douglas Baldeo (Broadway: Kinky Boots, Tour: Motown) and Kevelin B. Jones III (Idlewild Music Festival) alternating in the role of Rachel’s son Fletcher.
The Bodyguard Performance Schedule
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
May 30- June 11, 2017
Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
The role of Rachel Marron will be played by Jasmin Richardson at the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances.
(The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, June 10, 2017 will include audio description, open captioning and sign language interpretation.)
Tickets start at $29 In person – The Box Office 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Online – SCFTA.org
Phone – (714) 556-2787 Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Group Sales – (714) 755-0236
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