Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost has announced the four young actors who will share the role of Fletcher, the son of the Rachel Marron character, during the Sydney season of the international award-winning hit musical The Bodyguard. The young actors are Rome Champion (10 years old), Tyrese Medina (8), Chetachi Nwaogazi (10) and Joshua Scott (11).
The 2017 Australian tour of The Bodyguard commences at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne from 24 August.
The principal cast includes Paulini as Rachel Marron, Kip Gamblin as bodyguard Frank Farmer and Prinnie Stevens as Nicki Marron, alongside Andrew Hazzard as Sy Spector, Patrick Williams as Bill Devaney, Brendan Irving as the Stalker, Damien Bermingham as Tony, and Glaston Toft as Ray Court.
The ensemble cast comprises Kirrah Amosa, Anthony Bartley, Samantha Bruzzese, Amy Campbell, Olivia Cariniato, Chris Van Doren, Heath Keating, Bree Langridge, Sasha Lian, Samuel McKeown II, Lachlan Martin, Priscilla Stavrou, Maxwell Trengove, Blake Varga and Geoffrey Winter.
Based on the smash-hit Warner Bros 1992 film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and written by the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back), The Bodyguard features a book by Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
The musical features a host of irresistible classics including: Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Greatest Love Of All, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
The Bodyguard will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne from 24 August. For more information, visit: www.thebodyguardmusical.com.au for details.
Image: Paulini with Chetachi Nwaogazi, Joshua Scott, Tyrese Medina and Rome Champion (supplied)