For Mother's Day this year, my sister and I treated my mom to dinner and The Bodyguard Musical at the Pantages Theater. Deborah Cox stars as Rachel Marron (initially played by Whitney Houston) and is cast perfectly. She looks stunning, sings like a bird and has great onstage chemistry with all of the actors especially Judson Mills (Bodyguard Frank Farmer) and Jasmin Richardson (Nicki Marron). The plot of the musical is different from the film in that it weaves the works of Whitney Houston in tribute fashion throughout the story. The stage set is simple yet well done, the costumes were excellent and the use of video creates a unique element of suspense and drama throughout.
As a performer, vocalist and theater major, I appreciate the body of work that Ms. Cox has delivered and applaud her diversity. Here is a video of her sharing a few thoughts about the musical and her decisions to take this role.
Should "The Bodyguard" come to your city, I highly recommend that you see it.