A glitzy, kitschy musical version of the 1992 box-office smash hit The Bodyguard opened to high-spirited Brisbane theatre goers over the weekend and proved, much to the surprise of some punters, to be a thoroughly entertaining evening. Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the mark, this is a shallow puddle of… Read more.
Paulini, currently starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard the Musial, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin decider, at Queensland’s Suncorp Stadium. Paulini joins a growing list of music theatre stars – including Josh Piterman and Lucy Durack – who have performed the anthem at Origin events over the years. You… Read more.
Monday off Tuesday Straight into technical rehearsal and the time is ticking, we are teching the children as we go which means some scenes are repeated 4 times. A great way for us swings and covers to see the show and continue to lock in people’s tracks, as it’s hard to watch 7 people at one… Read more.
Flames launch from the front of the stage, the curtain rises to reveal Rachel Marron (a dazzling Paulini), suspended on a platform above a stage full of dancers in glittering costumes. It’s Whitney Houston’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and this is The Bodyguard. Rachel Marron is an internationally acclaimed film star and singer. She has… Read more.
You can can catch up with Bree’s previous columns here: Coming in Swinging Day 1 Monday Straight back into it. Cleaning the dance numbers and working on the grooves, hits and feel of the pieces, it’s being described as ‘make sure we are all at the same party.’ It’s a very fitting way to describe… Read more.
There are two Divas in Sydney right now! Lola from Kinky Boots has welcomed The Bodyguard to Sydney in the only way you would expect of a diva, by “belting out” a Whitney Houston number in glorious fashion. The gauntlet has been thrown down, but we here at AussieTheatre are sure that Paulini will be every bit… Read more.
Day 1 Monday I’m feeling ready for another week. My body feels great after a full day of rest and I also took myself to the chiropractor this morning for some maintenance. Today we are learning the final dance number…yippeeee. I cannot wait until all of the choreography has been learnt. Everyone is on stage… Read more.
Day 1 After a day off I’m feeling refreshed and ready to get back into it. My body and mind are starting to build stamina now and I’m getting up easier and adjusting to routine. (I’m not much of a morning person). We have finished two major dance numbers and I’m hoping to cement some… Read more.
AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to The Bodyguard at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on April 26. Starring Australian Idol pop singer, Paulini, will take on the role of Rachel Marron, made famous by the legendary Whitney Houston. The show also stars Prinnie Stevens who will play Rachel’s sister and Neighbours star, Kip Gamblin is playing… Read more.
Performer Bree Langridge is a cast member in the Australian premiere production of The Bodyguard and she joins the AussieTheatre team as guest columnist to give a special insight into the life of a Swing in a major musical. Follow Bree’s journey as she pens a weekly diary about her learning process, the rehearsal room, preparing to cover… Read more.