Want to hear the "I Will Always Love You" sung live in a note-perfect version by Deborah Cox? She sings a Whitney Houston-inspired version in the musical based on "The Bodyguard" movie from the 1990s with Houston and Kevin Costner.
Ticket prices for "The Bodyguard" showing Tuesday, Jan. 10-15 normally run $39 to $134 plus fees, but through noon today (Jan. 9), tickets are available for $25 each via a lottery system.
Those interested can enter only once and each person can get one or two tickets.All performances are available, but theater goers must select a date when registering for the lottery (which takes about one minute).
Lottery players will be notified by mail if they win by 1 p.m. Tuesday and they must make an online purchase by credit card by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Here's the musical's description from Hennepin Theater Trust's website:
"Grammy Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox will belt out the tunes in The Bodyguard which launches its U.S. National Tour next year January 10-15, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre. Based on the smash hit film, the romantic thriller features the irresistible classics including “Saving All My Love,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.”
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, 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 breathtakingly romantic thriller based on Lawrence Kasdan’s Oscar-nominated film and adapted by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris, The Bodyguard had its world premiere in London’s West End where it was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards."