<i>The Bodyguard</i>

Photo by Joan Marcus


Past Event
$30 to $110

Location Info:

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX  77002
She’s a pop star in danger so a bodyguard is hired to protect her. They get closer and closer until shazaam, it’s not just a business arrangement anymore. Yes, the 1992 hit movie The Bodyguard has been made into a musical of the same name, because why wouldn’t a love story with good songs work well as a musical, especially if even more Whitney Houston songs were piled on? Now on its way to the Hobby Center courtesy of BBVA Compass Broadway Across America, the story has been moved up to present day and focuses on the singer (Canadian singer Deborah Cox in the Rachel Marron role) rather than the bodyguard. Judson Mills (TV’s The Icarus II Project), who plays Frank Farmer, says, “People love it. People are on their feet every night. We got people hollering the whole show.” Watch for many special effects and lights — “It takes eight semis to carry us around,” Mills says — so prepare to be dazzled. And start working on those songs, which now include — in addition to “I Will Always Love You” — “Saving All My Love For You,” “How Will I Know” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” And many more. “It’s a celebration,” Mills says.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through August 20. 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit thehobbycenter.org. $30 to $110.
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