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The Bodyguard the Musical Delivers an Epic Performance

We visited as a guest of the venue/vehicle provided by Kia

I have grown up going on a regular basis to see performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The creativity of the artists I have watched perform over the years made me fall in love with the arts, and then become an integrated arts student at the Orange County School of the Arts. Every time that I see a performance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, I am blown away, especially when seeing The Bodyguard the Musical.

We went to see the performance earlier in the week, and I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that the film which the musical is based on was one of my mom’s favorite movies as a teenager, and so I knew that it was going to be something that I was going to like. On our way to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, my mom was playing the soundtrack and singing along to all the songs in our Kia Sorento, and the music captivated me.

We arrived at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and found our seats. The performance started off with a gunshot which put the crowd on the edge of their seat, wondering what was going to happen next. The first scene was Rachel Marron (Deborah Cox) singing one of her amazing songs. She had set the mood of the crowd with an upbeat, fun, concert performing song – I felt like I was in the crowd at a Whitney Houston concert.

After her song, the story began to unfold. It was the first suspenseful musical I have ever seen, and I couldn’t predict was going to happen next. From Rachel Marron dancing on the stage to Frank Walker (Judson Mills) cracking the case of the creeper stalker, all of the actors were incredible. It was one of the best performances that I have ever seen at The Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

It wasn’t just the acting that was fantastic, but also the music. Rachel Marron sounded just like Whitney Houston, and she gave a performance worthy of a standing ovation. At intermission, I couldn’t stop talking to my mom about how amazing her performance was, and how I hope to be able to sing as good as her one day.

Following intermission, the musical got very suspenseful. There was one moment where everyone in the crowd screamed because everyone didn’t expect the stalker to appear on the front porch of the cabin where the singer and her bodyguard were staying.

The performance ended with the entire audience standing on their feet and singing along to one of Whitney Houston’s top hits. The lights were shining into the audience, everyone was singing along, and the actors ended the show with a bang.

My mom surprised me at the end of the show by telling me that I was going to have the opportunity to meet Deborah Cox and Judson Hills! I screamed a little inside because I was so excited to have an opportunity to meet with the two talented actors, and it was a moment that I will never forget.

The Bodyguard the Musical is a must-see performance! The musical has now become my favorite, and I am almost confident it will become yours too. It is only here in Orange County at The Segerstrom Center for the Arts until June 11th.

Ella is the OC Mom Blog teen blogger. She is an integrated arts student at the Orange County School of the Arts by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people.
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