The Sydney season of the award-winning hit musical The Bodyguard has been extended by popular demand to 2 July and final seats will go on sale on Monday 15 May. With people on their feet dancing at the end of every performance and four and five star reviews online, audiences are loving the iconic story and their favourite hits like I’m Every Woman, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know and I Will Always Love You.
Giving the show four stars, Limelight said it is “Unmissable… a must-see”, while Daily Review said it is “Flat out brilliant.” The Sydney Morning Herald described Paulini as “Ravishing… She’s the real deal”, while Stagenoise said she “brings her own vocal persona to the party – somewhere between Whitney and Beyonce.” Theatre People described The Bodyguard as “a night of pure, unadulterated fun,” while The Fix said it is “Grab your friends and go.”
On behalf of his co-producers Michael Harrison and David Ian, John Frost said, “We’re overwhelmed by the audience reaction, with an electric atmosphere and the audience dancing at the end of the show every night. We’re thrilled to have discovered a new musical theatre star in Paulini – audiences love her and the critical response to her performance has been incredible. Sydney, if you haven’t bought a ticket to The Bodyguard yet, get in quick. We must close on 2 July to head to Brisbane.”
The Bodyguard began its Australian tour at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 May, and following the Sydney season it transfers to the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then the Regent Theatre, Melbourne from 24 August.
Leading The Bodyguard cast is the fabulous Paulini as Rachel Marron, with Kip Gamblin as bodyguard Frank Farmer, Prinnie Stevens as Nicki Marron and Emily Williams as the Alternate Rachel Marron. Andrew Hazzard is playing Sy Spector, Patrick Williams is Bill Devaney, Brendan Irving plays the Stalker, Damien Bermingham is Tony, and Glaston Toft plays Ray Court.
Based on the Warner Bros hit movie which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard has been hailed as “London’s Best Musical” by UKs Magic FM, and “The Hottest Ticket in Town” by The Sunday Mirror. The film was written by the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back), and the musical features a book by Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar singer Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
A ‘BRILLIANT!’ (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Greatest Love Of All, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
THE BODYGUARD – SEASON DETAILS
Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star
Season: Now playing until 2 July
Performance Times: Tues 7pm, Wed-Sat 8pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, Sun 6pm
Prices: From $69.90*
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 795 267
Groups 8+ call 1300 889 278
* A ticketmaster handling fee of $8.45 will be levied at purchase. A delivery fee may also apply depending on the chosen delivery method
Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Season: From 19 July
Performance Times: Wed to Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm
Prices: From $69.90*
Bookings: qpac.com.au or 136 246
Groups 8+ call 07 3840 7466
* Transaction fees apply
Venue: Regent Theatre
Season: From 24 August
Performance Times: Tues 7pm, Wed/Thurs 7.30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, Sun 6pm (performance times vary weekly)
Price: Tickets from $69.90*
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
Groups 8+ 1300 889 278
* A Ticketmaster handling fee of $8.90 will be levied at purchase. A delivery fee may also apply depending on the chosen delivery method