The famous Donny and Marie—Christmas in Los Angeles will make its West Coast premiere in December 2012. This limited engagement will run December 4 through December 23 at the Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Donny and Marie – Christmas in Los Angeles features numerous holiday hits. Based on their Osmond Family Christmas television specials, Donny and Marie Osmond invite their audiences to “celebrate the joy of the season in true Osmond fashion, in person,” according to the Pantages Theatre. Michael Gioia of Playbill.com writes that the show will feature “your favorite holiday hits mixed with their irresistible chemistry that made them international stars.”
The brother-sister duo will be just coming off a long run of their award-winning production, Donny & Marie, which opened at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas in September of 2008. According to BroadwayWorld.com, the show was extended for another two years after the first five weeks. The demand only continued to increase, and the show was extended again, this time until the end of 2012. In an interview with The Huffington Post , Donny Osmond joked that the Vegas show is “the show that just won’t die!” Throughout the run, the show received numerous awards, including Best Show, Best All-Around Performers (for both Donny and Marie), and Best Singer (for Donny) from the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Part of the duo’s appeal is their extensive experience in the performing arts. Both Osmonds began performing at a young age. According to BroadwayWorld.com, since he began performing at age five, Donny has earned 33 gold records, and is in the process of recording his 60th album, expecting a 2013 release. His notable Broadway performances include starring in the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for six years and over 2,000 performances. He also appeared in Little Johnny Jonesand Beauty and the Beast. Following his sister’s lead, Donny starred on the 9th season of the hit television show Dancing with the Stars, which he won. When asked by The Huffington Post if he planned to slow down any time soon, Osmond joked that “50 is the new 30” and said that “slowing down doesn’t feel right.”
Marie Osmond began her career even earlier than Donny, at the age of three, on The Andy Williams Show. At age 12, her hit song, “Paper Roses”, put her debut record at number one on the charts, and earned her a Grammy nomination. Marie starred in multiple films throughout her career, including The Gift of Love, Side by Side, and I Married Wyatt Earp. Marie also starred on the 5th season of Dancing with the Stars..
The brother and sister began performing together many years ago, and have since won the hearts of fans all over the world. Their Christmas shows have played in Chicago, Arizona, and New York City, and they have also toured the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia together. Tickets for their Los Angeles show are currently on sale.