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On Theater: Music and suspense blend in ‘The Bodyguard’

On Theater: Music and suspense blend in ‘The Bodyguard’

Music and suspense are two qualities that rarely coexist on the stage, with the notable exception of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Now Segerstrom Center for the Arts is offering another sterling example with “The Bodyguard.”

Adapted from Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, this “Bodyguard” deftly divides the lyrical and the sinister under the splendid direction of Thea Sharrock. We get the mega-hit solo “I Will Always Love You,” just not when and from whom you might expect — at first.

The nail-biter of a plot concerns pop singer Rachel Marron, who is threatened by a stalker and hires retired Secret Service agent Frank Farmer to provide...

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