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The Bodyguard the Musical

By on March 12, 2019
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OFC Creations (Opportunities For Creativity) and the Lyric Theatre have announced the Rochester area premiere of The Bodyguard the Musical from May 3-12, 2019. Based off the 1992 film of the same name starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, the stage musical features Houston’s greatest hits.

The story follows Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, as he is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

A romantic thriller and West End smash hit, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “So Emotional,” “How Will I Know,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.”

Sable Stewart

Sable Stewart

Starring in the iconic Whitney Houston role of Rachel Marron will be Sable Stewart. Stewart is a well know Rochester actor and director, most recently seen as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Kodak Center, Gary Coleman in Avenue Q at Blackfriars Theatre, and as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the 2018 Rochester Fringe Festival.

Yvana Melendez

Yvana Melendez

Yvana Melendez will join Stewart on stage as Rachel’s sister, Nicki Marron. Melendez is an accomplished vocal performer most recently being seen in Hands On a Hard Body at Blackfriars Theatre, Mary Poppins at the Kodak Center, and In the Heights at the East End Theatre.

Artistic director, Eric Vaughn Johnson, will lead Stewart, Melendez, and a cast of twenty as they present the Rochester area premiere of The Bodyguard. Johnson is the Executive Director of OFC Creations and the Board President of the Greece Performing Arts

Artistic Director, Eric Vaughn Johnson

Artistic Director, Eric Vaughn Johnson

Society. Johnson is most well known for directing the main stage musicals at the Kodak Center including Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical, Oliver, and many others. Johnson runs educational drama programs in numerous schools throughout Rochester.

Judith Ranaletta joins the team as the vocal director after working with Johnson on numerous projects. Ranaletta served as the Vocal Music and Drama Director at Greece Athena High School known for her large scale musicals of Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, and countless others. Rounding out the team is Terri Vaughan as choreographer. Vaughan is the theatre department chair at

Judith Ranaletta, Vocal Director

Judith Ranaletta, Vocal Director

Niagara University and worked with Johnson and Ranaletta on 42nd Street, Annie, Damn Yankees, and Two Tickets to Paradise at the Kodak Center.

The Bodyguard the Musical will be performed Friday, May 3 at 7:30PM, Saturday, May 4 at 7:30PM, Sunday, May 5 at 2PM, Friday, May 10 at 7:30PM, Saturday, May 11 at 7:30PM, and Sunday, May 12 at 2PM at the Lyric Theatre Main Stage, 440 East Avenue.

Tickets range from $30 to $40 with a VIP package at $50. Tickets are now on sale at www.OFCCreations.com, www.LyricTheatreRochester.org, or by calling (585) 256-0444.

For Information and Tickets Call (585) 266-0444 or visit www.OFCCreations.com

About OFC Creations

Entering into its 13th year, OFC Creations (Opportunities For Creativity) continues to enhance the arts throughout the Rochester area for all ages. Through shows, events, and workshops OFC is committed to giving back to the next generation. OFC Creations offers classes and educational programs for ages 4 to 94 in the performing arts throughout the school year and intensive summer camp program. OFC also hosts world-wide entertainers and mounts professional adult productions throughout the season. OFC’s 2019 season includes two world premiere musicals, The Sound of Music at the Rochester Century Club, RENT: The Musical, and the regional premiere of The Golden Girls Musical.