Beloved around the world and celebrating more than 50 years in entertainment, The Osmonds – brothers Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Jimmy – return to perform five shows at The Orleans Showroom, March 1 through 4.
Having thrilled millions with their signature brand of entertainment, the legendary brothers have mastered a range of musical styles, including barbershop, pop, rock, country and jazz. Known for such classic hits as “One Bad Apple,” “Yo-Yo,” “Down By The Lazy River” and “Love Me For A Reason,” the brothers’ close harmonies are unrivaled in the music world. The Osmonds have sold millions of albums over their long careers and have several gold and platinum records to their credit.
Five decades ago, the young Osmond boys made their first national TV appearance on “The Andy Williams Show,” in what was meant to be a one-time shot at the big time. That single appearance led the Osmonds to seven seasons as regulars on the show. The Osmond brothers enjoyed professional gigs at Disneyland and with “The Jerry Lewis Show” before signing with MGM Records and skyrocketing to worldwide recognition.
Known for their versatility and for shaping musical styles to fit their talents – between them, they have mastered 28 musical instruments – the Osmonds gained further exposure with the 1976 premiere of “The Donny and Marie Show.” With the Osmond brothers as executive producers, the show was a true example of their abilities to project the unified quality of their own family relationship, and in 1979 the show transformed into “The Osmond Family Show.”
Success continued and in 1982, the Osmonds transitioned their sound from pop to country music. Billboard magazine honored them with the “1982 Breakthrough Award” and acknowledged them as the “Number One New Singles Group of the Year.” A decade later, after almost 40 years of concert tours, the Osmonds purchased a theater in Branson, Missouri and began performing 12 shows a week at the Osmond Family Theater. They have been recognized as “Best Vocal Group” and “Best Show in Branson” numerous times.
In 2003, the Osmond family was honored for their achievements in the entertainment industry with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Osmonds keep the spirit of “America’s favorite family of entertainment” alive by performing regularly in Branson and touring the United States and Europe.
Show times are: March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.; March 3 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available starting from $34.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Coast Casinos Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.