The Broadway adaption of The Bodyguard has come to life in Houston. A fabulous way to spend the evening in Houston is watching a Broadway show.
Fortunately enough I was able to attend the opening night of the show. I love doing “firsts” and this was my first Broadway show.
The Bodyguard is a musical that I hadn’t heard of before being invited. I didn’t want to research it too much because I want the show to be a true surprise.
My sister Hally and I stopped for a quick lunch before hand at McCallisters before the show. I would suggest trying the Chicken Club or the Rueben sandwich.
Reuben Sandwich with potato salad
Chicken Club with Lays chips and extra pickles.
We parked in the Theater District parking garage that is conveniently below/next door to the Hobby Center.
After being checked by security we went up stairs and had a drink at the Artisan Bar. This view from the outside deck is just marvelous. I ordered a mimosa to drink.
The Bodyguard was only in Houston for a limited time and was a must see performance.
For the opening night of the show, Jasmin Richardson stepped into the leading role. Deborah Cox was sick and unable to perform. This caused a shift in roles, typically Richardson would normally play Cox’s sister in the show.
The show combines a mystery, love story and musical all into one killer show.
The chemistry between the bodyguard (Judson Mills) and Richardson was just not there. I believe this was due to Richardson not typically performing the lead role. That did not stop me from thoroughly enjoying the show. I wish I could’ve seen the performance between Mills and Cox but alas I didn’t.
Richardson came through in the chemistry between herself, Douglas Baldeo who played her son Fletcher and her onstage sister played by DeQuina Moore.
Baldeo gave a great performance and is a truly talented singer and dancer. I see a bright future for this young man.
The star that truly shined to me in this performance was Moore. Although this is not the role she normally plays, she gave a marvelous performance as the sister of the famous star.
The backup dancers and singers super talented. Every one of them could sing, dance, and act. Although Richardson was obviously the star during the songs, the dancers surely shined as well.
The plot went along smoothly and I really enjoyed seeing the different sides of the story. The stalker, played by Jorge Paniagua was a delight to see in action. First of all, the man is gorgeous. I loved how the lighting in certain scenes with Paniagua really played up the stalker vibe.
My overall favorite part of the show was obviously the music. The music really captured my heart. You could really feel the emotions in the songs, which lacked in a few of the acting scenes.
Richardson’s rendition of “I will always love you” at the end of the show was simply iconic. Her emotion played into her song and gave off a beautiful result.
Overall I would really suggest for people to come out and see this show. I overall really enjoyed the show and especially the music. I wish it would’ve been in Houston for longer! Seeing a broadway show is a great way to enjoy an evening in Houston.