I was just nine years old (I know, I can’t believe it’s been that long too!) when 1992 Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner premiered on the big screen. Now in just one week, Segerstrom Center for the Arts is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National Tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Segerstrom Hall from May 30 – June 11, 2017. Who else is as excited as I am? And to top it off, Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox stars as Rachel Marron. In the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer is television star Judson Mills. The role of Rachel Marron will be played by Jasmin Richardson in the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances.
Join me and my comadre on opening night as we dance the night away and sing at the top of our lungs to all the classic Bodyguard hits!
About the Bodyguard musical
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film, and adapted 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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