Event Calendar
Oct 17 - 22 , 2017

The Bodyguard

Starring Deborah Cox

Cobb Great Hall

“The Bodyguard is a show with a gripping story, big characters, great humour, and superb scenery and special effects.” –West Sussex County Times

Based on the smash-hit film, the award-winning musical The Bodyguard will star Grammy® Award nominee and R&B powerhouse Deborah Cox! 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, The Bodyguard 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,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the most popular songs of all time: “I Will Always Love You.”

Check out LSJ’s interviews with Deborah Cox and Flint Native, Cast Member and 6th Grader Kevelin B. Jones III.

after chats
There will be an AfterChat following Thursday's performance inside the Great Hall.

Deborah Cox is not scheduled to perform at the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances. Contains adult language and subject matter; recommended for ages 13+.

Due to the MSU Home Football Game, Saturday's 2pm parking fee at the Wharton Ramp will be $20 Cash Only.

East Lansing engagement is welcomed by BZEMS Group at Merrill Lynch; The Christman Company; Delta Dental of Michigan; and Farm Bureau Insurance. 

Event Dates/Times

Event Details

Policies & Accessibility

What Accessibility Services are offered at Wharton Center?

Wharton Center offers many patron services including Audio Description, Sign Language Interpretation, Assisted Listening Devices, Barrier-Free Parking and Wheel Chair Pick-up. Please visit the Accessibility page for more information.

Helpful Tips and Personal Responsibility Statement

To ensure your visit to Wharton Center is a great one, please visit the Helpful Tips page. Questions about cameras, children, late seating and parking can be answered here.

Can I exchange my ticket? What happens if I lose my ticket?

Exchanges, refunds, fees as well as Ticket Office hours and contact information can be found on the Ticket Office information page.

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000