Oh Sister! Marie Osmond Brings Her Solo Show
by Bev Reeves
August 25, 2011
Beginning with her national debut at age 3 on "The Andy Williams Show," Marie Osmond has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence known across generations, and she's coming to Northern Colorado.
Experience an unforgettable night of music, interspersed with Osmond's down-to-earth humor at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley. Osmond will dazzle and delight with a musical performance and lessons on life and love.
GO & DO
An Evening with Marie Osmond
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Where: Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., Greeley.
Tickets: Tickets are $47, $42, $39 and $90 (center circle). Call 970-356-5000 or go to the box office.
"This is a big thing for us to get Marie Osmond. She's got a lot going on but is willing to take time for us -- willing to go to small communities," said Andrew Segal, public relations director for UCCC.
Part of her performance is interacting with the audience as she talks about life as she's experienced it.
"She talks about real life, things she's done with Donny (her brother), her children, and her work in Las Vegas," he said.
"I'm sure she'll talk about her time on 'Dancing With the Stars,' and she'll sing some of her older stuff, the music that made her a star," he said.
Segal expects her to sing "Paper Roses," a song she recorded at age 12, making history as the youngest female artist to have her debut record go to No. 1 on the charts along with a Grammy nomination.
An additional historic "first," Marie became the youngest-ever host of a national television variety show, The "Donny & Marie Show" (1976-81). Marie's unique style and fashion ingenuity established her as a monumental trendsetter, an ongoing reality today.
Whether performing live for the 2002 Olympics or being in the No. 1 Super Bowl 2003 commercial, Marie constantly evolves her talents such as starring on Broadway in shows like "The Sound of Music" and "The King and I,"which garnered rave reviews.
In 2001, Marie became the first-ever celebrity to publicly write about her experience with postpartum depression in "Behind the Smile," a New York Times bestseller. In April 2009, her next book, "Might As Well Laugh About it Now," was an instant New York Times bestseller, staying on the list for eight weeks.
Her national radio show "Marie and Friends" was No. 1 in the markets and her annual "Magic of Christmas" tour is a standing-room only event in venues across the country.
On season five of "Dancing With the Stars," 25 million people watched Marie's enthusiasm and determination, and voted her into the finale.
"People who have bought her dolls want to meet her. It goes beyond her career as a singer," Segal said.
Segal said the Greeley staff at UCCC has been surprised at the number of people buying tickets for the show who are collectors of Marie's dolls. For more than 18 years, "Marie Osmond Dolls" has received dolls of excellence and doll of the year awards and nominations, making her one of the top doll designers in the world.