Franchi, Osmonds Hold Honors on Nugget Marquee
Reno Evening Gazette and Nevada State Journal
October 26, 1968
Beginning their last week sharing marquee honors at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, are the beautiful vocals of Sergio Franchi, and the delightful precision performances of the tremendously talented Osmond Brothers.
Concluding their two-week engagement in the 750-seat Circus Room of the Nugget Thursday (Oct 31), Franchi and the Osmonds leave the stage to the great pianist-comedian, Victor Borge.
If you haven’t yet enjoyed the fine tenor voice of the Italian singer, and the dancing, singing, and inimitable instrumental performances by the “Sensational Siblings” then be sure to include a visit to the Circus Room before Sergio leaves for the Ed Sullivan Show and the Osmonds journey to play the Jerry Lewis Show.
During his presentations at the Nugget, the handsome Italian crooner selects from the finest classical, popular, hit show, and famous Italian tunes. With his vocal range, style and delivery, Franchi establishes himself as one of the truly greats on the American music scene. “Following the Osmond Brothers, with all their talent,” as one, Journal reporter adeptly put it, “a performer must be crazy, stupid, or have a terrific show himself.” Sergio Franchi honestly follows the boys excellently.
The Osmonds’ performance matches the qualities of the finest troupers, and their success story is similar to that of Cinderella. While barbershop singing at Disneyland, they were discovered, and since that time they have catapulted into the show business vocation.