Donny & Marie Spending Christmas in Los Angeles
Following their incredibly popular and critical success on Broadway in 2010 and equally well-received 2011 engagements in Chicago, Detroit and Toronto, Broadway/L.A. announced that America's beloved sibling entertainers will bring in DONNY & MARIE - Christmas in Los Angeles to the legendary Pantages Theatre from December 4 - 23, 2012 for its West Coast Premiere.
In the holiday tradition of the "Osmond Family Christmas" television specials, the legendary Donny and Marie invite all Southern Californians to celebrate the joy of the season in true Osmond fashion. With a dash of Christmas spirit and the entertainers' trademark show-stopping production numbers, DONNY & MARIE - Christmas in Los Angeles features Christmas songs and cheer plus hits from their illustrious careers, transporting audiences into a heartfelt nostalgic journey that will create present-day holiday memories to last a lifetime. Throughout the show, audiences will be charmed by the trademark stage presence that has solidified Donny and Marie's position in the pantheon of international stardom, enriched by their candid revelations about the triumphs and travails that accompany five decades of life in the spotlight.
Donny Osmond began his illustrious career in entertainment at the age of 5, and over the course of 5 decades earned 33 gold records, with sales of more than 100 million albums. He is currently working on his 60th album, with a scheduled release in 2013.
During his extensive career, Donny has been a singer, actor, triple-threat television series host (talk show, game show, variety show), best-selling author, commercial spokesman, motivational speaker, and even a race car driver. One of his most notable appearances was his starring role as Joseph in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which broke records during its six-year run of with more than 2,000 performances in the US and Canada.
Reflecting his multi-generational worldwide fan base, his website, Donny.com (and official social media sites), receives a staggering 120 million plus hits annually. Donny was Dancing with the Stars champion in the fall of 2009, where 37 million viewers watched each week. He currently hosts two daily-syndicated radio shows to international audiences in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. In 2011 he and Marie released their first studio album "Donny and Marie" in over two decades. The single "A Beautiful Life" became #1 on the US Country Charts.
Beginning with her national debut at age three on The Andy Williams Show, Marie Osmond has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence known across generations, performing for five continuous decades. Marie recorded "Paper Roses" at age twelve, making history as the youngest female artist to have her debut record go to #1, followed by a Grammy nomination. On film, Marie starred in The Gift of Love (1979) Side By Side (1982) and I Married Wyatt Earp (1983).... "oh, yeah"...and Goin' Coconuts (As she says: "Some things you never stop paying for!") In addition to making over 30 albums and numerous gold records, Marie won a Country Music Association's "Vocal Duo of the Year" award in 1986 for "Meet Me In Montana," with the late Dan Seals.
After reaching the finals in season 5 of Dancing with the Stars (2007), Marie challenged her musical range once again in 2010 with her solo inspirational album titled "I Can Do This." It was instantly in the ITunes top ten listing after she performed "Pie Jesu" on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Marie is twice a New York Times best-selling author (2001 & 2009) and is celebrating 22 years as one of the top collectible doll designers in the world with her Marie Osmond Collectible Dolls. She co-founded and helms the largest children's charity in North America, Children's Miracle Network. October 2012 is the premier season of Marie's talk show "Marie!" on Hallmark Channel.
After a historic appearance on Oprah which set a daytime ratings record, PBS broadcasted a pledge drive concert special celebrating the milestone and the seven performing Osmonds toured the UK, Australia and Asia for the first time in 27 years, to sellout crowds.
Donny and Marie then announced they were reuniting for what was intended to be a six-month run headlining the legendary Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. "Donny & Marie" opened in September 2008 -- after only 5 weeks, the engagement was extended for two years due to unprecedented demand from around the world; it has since been extended yet again through the end of 2012. Earlier this year, the show was voted Best Show, Donny and Marie were awarded Best All-Around Performers and Donny was chosen as Best Singer by the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The performance schedule for DONNY & MARIE - Christmas in Los Angeles is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm. Contrary to a normal Pantages performance schedule, DONNY & MARIE - Christmas in Los Angeles has no Sunday evening performances.
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