From songs popularized by Whitney Houston, including “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “Saving All My Love” and the unforgettable “I Will Always Love You,” comes the national tour of the musical “The Bodyguard” Jan. 16 to 28 at the Fisher Theatre.
The show runs 8 p.m. Jan. 16 to 20, and 23 to 27; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 and 28; and 2 p.m. Jan. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at the Fisher Theater, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit.
Grammy Award-nominated recording artist and actress Deborah Cox plays superstar Rachel Marron, with television actor Judson Mills as bodyguard and former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer.
When the superstar is threatened by an unknown stalker, the singer and her bodyguard, both used to being in charge, never expect to fall in love.
Other popular songs in the show include “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Run to You” and “I Have Nothing.”
The cast also includes Alex Corrado as bodyguard Tony Scibelli, Charles Gray as manager Bill Devaney, Jonathan Hadley as publicist Sy Spector, Jorge Paniagua as the stalker, Jasmin Richardson as Rachel’s sister Nicki, Mark McCollough Thomas as FBI agent Ray Court and Kevelin B. Jones III and Sebastian Maynard-Palmer alternating as Rachel’s son Fletcher.
The play, based on the 1992 award-nominated film, premiered in London in 2012, and recently completed a sold-out tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Tickets start at $39, and are available by calling 800-982-2787 and online at broadwayindetroit.com and ticketmaster.com. For more information about the show, go to thebodyguardmusical.com.
PGD AUDITIONS FOR ‘LOST IN YONKERS’
The Players Guild of Dearborn will hold auditions for Neil Simon’s 1991 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning “Lost in Yonkers” Jan. 15 to 16 at the theater, 21730 Madison, Dearborn.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with auditions beginning at 7:30 p.m. Those auditioning are asked to not bring small children, and to bring completed audition forms and conflict sheets — available on the Guild’s website, playersguildofdearborn.org — with them to registration.
The show, directed by Kim Donovan, runs 8 p.m. March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24, and 2:30 p.m. March 11, 18 and 25 at the theater.
Set in Yonkers, New York, in 1942, Eddie Kurnitz takes a job as a traveling salesman to pay off the medical bills of his late wife, leaving his teen sons, Jay and Arty, with his estranged mother, Grandma Kurnitz, a German immigrant, with whom the boys’ mentally challenged Aunt Bella lives. The cast also includes their flamboyant Uncle Louis, who is hiding from the mob, and their Aunt Gert, who is a nervous wreck around Grandma Kurnitz.
For complete character descriptions, go to playersguildofdearborn.org/2017-2018-season/lost-in-yonkers.
SHAKESPEARE IN DETROIT HOSTS FREE READING OF ‘THE WINTER’S TALE’
Shakespeare in Detroit will host a free staged reading of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” at 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Black Box Theatre of the Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit. For more information, go to shakespeareindetroit.com.