July 9 - August 8

The Bodyguard

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Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Based on the Warner Bros. film screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan

Director: Sara Catherine Barnes

Superstar Rachel Marron refuses to believe she’s in danger, but her newly hired bodyguard Frank Farmer thinks otherwise. Each one expects to be in charge, but what they don’t expect is to find their home in one another. An exhilarating romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a list of irresistible hits including “One Moment in Time,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the best-selling songs of all time: “I Will Always Love You.” 

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This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

cast & designers


Rachel Marron: Virginia Roebuck
Nicki Marron: Lillie Eliza Thomas
Frank Farmer: John Andrew
Fletcher: Omari Pernell
Sy Spector: Darren Escarcha Cajipo
Stalker: Dennis Pisarz
Bill Devaney: Michael Morman
Tony Scibelli: Kyle Adkins
Male Ensemble: Kadesh Lewis, Jackson Lee, Justin Baret, Javian DePalma, Dakota Hemberger, Carlos Diaz, and Logan Lopez (Swing)
Female Ensemble: Janiece Deveaux, Sarah Beth Ganey, and Valerie Torres-Rosario


Production Team

Director: Sara Catherine Barnes
Music Director: Elaine Cotignola
Choreographer: James Tuuao
Scenic Designer: Cliff Price
Lighting Designer: George Jackson
Costume Designer: Kat Henwood
Sound Designer: Anthony Narciso*
Props Master: Erica Felton
Stage Manager: Stephanie Elliott
Assistant Stage Manager: Erica Felton
Carpenter: Tramaine Berryhill
Carpenter: Justin Harmon
Scenic Artist: Amber Teicher
Audio Engineer (A1): Cheyenne Dalton
House Technician: David Clenney
Costume and Makeup Run Crew Chief: Caitlin Opiela
Spot Op: Hannah Warntjes
*Member, United Scenic Artists

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Seating Changes

To best protect your health, we will implement physically-distanced seating for most of our season.

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Audience Reviews

“The cast was outstanding! Great voices and fun choreography. I wanted to leap on stage and join them.”
“The Bodyguard was excellently performed. The singing was incredible and storyline kept us engaged. The intermission music was fun and the last dance number left us wanting more!”
“Tonight’s performance was thoroughly enjoyable. The cast of this production is outstanding . Great staging, lighting and audio were spot on.”
“This was such a wonderful performance. Hats off to the fantastic actors. The singing was phenomenal and they did an awesome job performing Whitney Houston’s songs. I enjoyed the show from beginning to end. I loved singing along at the end!”
“The music was exceptional.”
“The actors/singers/dancers were outstanding from start to finish and we thoroughly enjoyed it.”
“Great show! Amazing singing- loved it and want to come back!”
“Virginia Roebuck, you totally inspired me.”
“It was absolutely incredible! The talent was as if they were playing on Broadway!”

Critic Reviews

“There’s a lot to love about THE BODYGUARD at The Garden… This is one moment in time you don’t want to miss. Aaron Wallace, BroadwayWorld Orlando

“I would say that ‘Yes, I am a fan of Whitney Houston, but I am a HUGE fan of the new LIVE performance based on the 1992 film currently LIVE at the Garden Theatre… Highly recommended!'” – Josh Garrick, Wandering Educators