A new jukebox musical based on The Osmonds will tour the UK in 2021, it has been announced.
Created by Jay Osmond with a book by Shaun Kerrison and Julian Bigg, the piece follows the iconic group from their star residency on The Andy Williams Show through to the arrival of Donny and Marie.
The 1960’s band made up of members of the Osmond family sold over 100 million records With their popularity peaking in the early 70s.
Mostly remembered these days for the individual success of younger siblings Donny and Marie Osmond the group began as a barber shop quartet in the 1960s consisting of brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay. With their popularity peaking in the early 70s the group has sold over 100 million records.
Songs included in the stage show, which has a book by Shaun Kerrison and Julian Bigg, are “Love Me For A Reason”, “Crazy Horses”, “Let Me In”, “Puppy Love”, “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool”, “Paper Roses” and more.
The show is directed by Kerrison with choreography by the award-winner Bill Deamer.
The UK tour of The Osmonds – A New Musical will open at New Wimbledon Theatre on 26 August 2021, and will then travel to Manchester, Brighton, Cardiff, Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bradford, Hull, Liverpool, Dartford, Cheltenham and Sunderland.
In 2022, the show will visit Llandudno, York, Southend, Torquay, Ipswich, Glasgow, Oxford, Woking, Peterborough, Wolverhampton, Blackpool, Stoke-on-Trent, Belfast, Leicester and Bromley.
Casting for the production is to be announced.