Donny and Marie 'Live' Plays Toronto July 5 - 17
by Kenneth Jones
July 5, 2011
Brother and sister pop stars Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond appear in Donny & Marie Live at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts July 5-17, marking the first time that the siblings have performed together in Toronto.
Dancap Productions is presenting the engagement of the show, which is fresh from Las Vegas.
Donny & Marie Live premiered at the Flamingo in Las Vegas in 2008. It was the first time the siblings had performed live together in almost 30 years. They became American icons while on their TV variety show in which she was "a little bit country" and he was "a little bit rock 'n' roll." Now in their 50s, they also appeared in Broadway in late 2010 with a Christmas-themed show.
Donny & Marie Live "showcases their vast musical legacy," which includes the songs "Paper Roses," "Puppy Love," "Go Away Little Girl" and more. The show is billed as a "multi-media spectacle with a big rock band, a crew of backup dancers, show-stopping production numbers, audience interaction, and the trademark teasing between the siblings." The siblings open the show together, then each perform a solo segment, and appear together for the finale.
Donny Osmond spent a chunk of the 1990s in Toronto (and on tour) performing the role of Joseph in the mega-successful Canadian production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is at 145 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. For tickets, call (416) 644-3665, toll-free at (866) 950-7469 or online at DancapTickets.com.