The Osmonds is a new musical by Jay Osmond, with a book by Julian Bigg and Shaun
Kerrison. It tells the story of five brothers from Utah who shot to stardom. From a childhood in the spotlight through to decade after decade of creating smash hits, it’s a show that captures key moments in their journey. It documents their star residency on The Andy Williams Show and the arrival of The Donny & Marie Show, plus the famous ‘Osmondania’ which captured fans everywhere from 1971 to 1975.
The Osmonds lived a remarkable life, enjoying chart-topping success selling over 100 million records worldwide – until one bad decision cost them everything.
Jay Osmond says: “I’ve wanted to tell my story for such a long time and the opportunity to create this beautiful musical, a sort of ‘living autobiography’, seemed the perfect way to do so. I spent my whole life performing live – on stage, on TV specials, in arenas – so the buzz of live theatre felt like the perfect place for me. There were some difficult times of my life, and some big hurdles to overcome, and this musical will tell people things that will surprise them… but despite that trouble, when you look back and think of the fans, the music, the once in a lifetime things we did – it’s joyful.”
The musical will feature 70s anthems including One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River,
Crazy Horses, Let Me In, Love Me for a Reason, (We’re) Having a Party, Puppy Love, Long Haired
Lover From Liverpool, Paper Roses and many more.
The Osmonds will come to Bradford Alhambra on 19th – 23rd October 2021.
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