By Yanelle Cruz Bonilla
£13 student ticket offer, go, go, go!!!
Now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical and relive one of the world’s biggest ever boybands. THE OSMONDS: A new musical tells the official story from Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade. From their star residency on The Andy Williams Show, to the arrival of Donny and Marie, The Osmonds lived a remarkable life recording chart topping albums, selling out vast arena concerts and making record breaking TV shows - until one bad decision cost them everything. Directed by Shaun Kerrison and choreographed by Olivier Award winning Bill Deamer, this brand new musical features a chart topping list of anthems including Love Me For A Reason, Crazy Horses, Let Me In, Puppy Love, One Bad Apple, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, Paper Roses and many more.
My friend and I were not quite sure what to expect going into the Tuesday night show of The Osmonds at the New Theatre. Neither of us knew the music or the story of the band, so we were ready to experience the show as complete newcomers to the story, and we left the show wanting to learn more about The Osmonds and the family behind it. The show did a wonderful job of telling the story in a compelling, emotional way which captures you as an audience member regardless of whether or not you were a fan of the band in the first place.
The stage design was simple but effective. The costumes were wonderful and really made you feel like you were watching the real Osmonds perform. One of the major standouts of the night for us was the actor, Luke Hogan, who took over the role of Jay Osmond for the first time ever and gave an incredible performance. We also loved the child actors and how much they featured throughout the show, it was such a treat! Despite not knowing the songs, I enjoyed the music and loved the energy that all the performers put into each minute of the show.
The show received a well-deserved standing ovation, and you could tell that everyone left the theatre in a great mood. Get yourself to this show - on at the New Theatre until Saturday February 26, so get your tickets now! Plus £13 student tickets....wow!