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Must See: Bodyguard The Musical

Bodyguard The Musical

So a few weeks ago I was acting all nonchalant and indifferent about the fact that The Bodyguard was being made into a musical.  Although I planned to see it, I made it clear that I wasn’t a huge fan of the film to begin with, and my only intention was to satisfy a pang of nostalgia I’ve been feeling since Whitney passed away.  And yet, last Friday I found myself feverishly anticipating the show as I headed to the Adelphi Theatre in sub zero temperatures.

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The promotional poster outside the theatre

The performance started just after 7.30 and it literally started with a bang. Broadway veteran, Heather Headley, plays the role of Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) and wasted no time in letting the audience know that she meant business setting the proceedings with a rousing rendition of soft rock belter Queen of The Night. As the mostly middle aged/middle class audience clapped along in unison, Headley confidently strutted across the stage in a fitted pair of satin trousers and embellished bustier. From that moment I knew I was in for a great time.

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Cocoa Preview: Bodyguard The Musical

When the film the Bodyguard was released in 1992  (according to Google) it was during the height of my Whitney fandom. I’ve been a fan ever since she emerged on the scene looking all cherubic with an angelic voice to match in the early 80s, but there’s no doubt that Nippy’s star power ascended to the heavens when she starred alongside Kevin Costner in the sappy romantic thriller ‘The Bodyguard’.

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