From 2 February 2018, the French tour of The Bodyguard the Musical kicks off in Paris at the Palais des Sports where it will play until 11 March. The show will the continue to play around France in Lyon, St Herblain, Le Grand Quevilly, Toulouse, Dijon, Lille and Floirac until 1 July 2018.
Valérie Daure will star as Rachel Marron and Benoît Maréchal as Frank Farmer. Singer Cylia, will play Rachel’s sister Nicki Marron. Sofia Mountassir and Mélina Mariale will be the understudies. Sofia Mountassir and Rébecca Phirmis will understudy the role of Rachel. Sy Spector will be played by François Pouron, he will also be the understudy for Frank Farmer. Alain Azérot will play Rachel’s manager Bill Devaney. Enzo Àmbrosini, Rémi Creissels and Matyas Simon will play “Harceleur”, “Tony Scibelli” (security guard) and “Ray Court” (FBI Agent).
The cast will be joined by 25 singers, dancers and actors, accompanied by a live band and 6 young actors will share the role of the son of the superstar Rachel Marron (casting TBC).
The musical will feature the songs Queen of the Night, How Will I Know, Greatest Love of All, Saving All My Love for You, Run to You, I’m Every Woman, One Moment in Time, I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and many more hit Whitney Houston classics!
For more details about The Bodyguard, check out my review of the 2016 London production here