The Osmonds: A New Musical will receive its world premiere at Leicester’s Curve Theatre as part of a UK & Ireland tour, telling the true story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create many well-known hits.
The show will open in Leicester on 3rd February 2022 and perform at cities including Oxford, Peterborough, York and Liverpool as part of the tour until 3rd December 2022.
The Osmonds led a successful recording life with several record hits and sold out arenas throughout their career. The musical is said to celebrate all of this and more, as well as some of the lows in their career.
Jay Osmond, who performed in the original band and created the new musical, said, “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 in 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.
“I guess I want to do this now to try to spread a little bit of that joy. I’ll know I’ve done a good job telling this story if I stand at the back of the theatre and see people waving their arms in the air, singing along and dancing in the aisles. I just want people to be enjoying themselves.”
The musical features a list of 1970s 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 have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won 59 Gold & Platinum awards. Casting for the tour will be announced at a later date.
Group rates to each show are venue specific. For more information visit theosmondsmusical.co.uk.