Paulini to star as Rachel Marron in THE BODYGUARD
Last week it was announced that vocal powerhouse Paulini - who first came into full view in the inaugural Australian Idol series in 2003 – is set to play the lead role in the stage show of the 1992 Hollywood blockbuster THE BODYGUARD.
“We are thrilled to give the extraordinary Paulini her first musical theatre role as Rachel Marron in THE BODYGUARD,” said producer John Frost on behalf of his co-producers Michael Harrison and David Ian. “When Paulini came into the audition room and sang those Whitney Houston hits, we knew she was born to be our leading lady."
And what a role for Paulini who won the National Star Search Competition as a teenager when she sang Whitney Houston’s smash hit When You Believe. Since her time on Australian Idol, Paulini has released three highly acclaimed albums and traversed the glamorous cities from Paris to New York to London and worked with the world’s best producers.
THE BODYGUARD first graced the musical theatre stages of the world when it premiered in London in 2012 and The Times declared it “brilliant. John Frost adds, “THE BODYGUARD has been a huge hit everywhere it has played since its 2012 world premiere in London - I have no doubt Australia will fall in love with this iconic story and those soaring ballads all over again, especially with the beautiful Paulini leading the cast.”
Music Love cannot wait to hear Paulini busting out Queen of the Night, I Have Nothing, Run To You and one the best songs of all time, I Will Always Love You.
Images: Paulini.com.au, supplied
The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in Sydney on 22 April, 2017, then the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in Brisbane from July and lastly in the Regent Theatre Melbourne from August. Tickets are on sale now.