The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

Recently I saw the production of "The Bodyguard: A Musical" at the Benedum Theater in Pittsburgh. The production was incredible! The play was based on the famous movie featuring Kevin Costner and the late Whitney Houston.

The movie plot is very simple Whitney Houston plays a famous singer by the name of Rachel Marron whose life is being threatened by a stalker. Her team knows of these threats and decides to tighten up security with one of the top bodyguards around. They grow closer and extend past just the normal bodyguard-client relationship. This plot line sounded terrible to me and although I love Whitney Houston, I hate wasting my time with a horrible movie. So before seeing the play, I did not watch the movie. My friend who loves the movie and owns on DVD and VHS strongly encouraged that I attend the show and watch the movie later. A choice I’m glad I made. I was curious how this plot would translate into a musical and surprisingly it happened seamlessly. The play featured some of Whitney’s greatest hits and the actress who portrayed her character was phenomenal.  I think seeing the play before the movie added more excitement to when I saw the movie. The movie was slightly different from the play but not drastically. I recommend seeing the play and the movie if you are a Whitney Houston fan.


Pittsburgh has a lot to offer for sports fans, but it also has a thriving theatre scene. Recently, Donneshia Johnson saw "The Bodyguard: A Musical" at the Benedum Theater and gave us her review.