Marie Osmond vows to fill Palace Theater with holiday spirit
Marie Osmond is sure to have a busy holiday season, and it has nothing to do with decorating, baking or shopping.
The veteran artist is eagerly awaiting the debut of her new lifelong film, “A Bridegroom for Christmas,” which premieres at 8 pm on December 9. His 17-track album, “Unexpected”, was released the next day.
On December 1, she launches “Marie Osmond’s magical symphonic Christmas”, a three-week tour that stops on December 15 at the Palace Theater in Greensburg.
It doesn’t really look like Christmas if she’s not on tour, she said, and she enjoys sharing her holiday cheer with her fans.
“I guarantee you will leave the theater filled with the holiday spirit,” she said. “The show is full of fun and movement, color and texture.”
Osmond’s performance builds on five decades of entertainment hits, vacation staples and clips from “Unexpected”.
The album features songs Osmond says he has loved over the years, including selections from operas, Broadway musicals and classical composers. Many of her fans don’t know that she’s been an opera fan for life, she said.
“Little girl, I fell in love with opera. When I bought records with my mom, I always bought opera, ”she said.
Years ago, she said, a vocal coach told her, “Honey, you’re a soprano, you can sing opera. So I spent 20 years learning to sing opera.
“Nessun Dorma”, the iconic tune of Puccini’s “Turandot”, was the first track chosen for “Unexpected”, and it is the first on the album.
Alongside Osmond on tour are Daniel Emmet, a classic crossover artist and veteran of “America’s Got Talent”, and David Osmond, his nephew and host of the children’s television show “Wonderama”.
At the Palace, she and Emmet will cover “The Prayer”, a duet they recorded for “Unexpected”.
As for her nephew, she said: “When you hear his story, you will know why he is there”.
David Osmond is one of the second generation of Osmonds singers. His father, Alan Osmond, performed in the 1970s with his siblings as The Osmond Brothers, later shortened to The Osmonds. Aunt Marie and Uncle Donny, who also performed as a duet, are the best known among the group.
Along with his brothers, David started performing at the age of 4 as the lead singer of The Osmond’s 2nd Generation. He stepped out of the limelight when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but returned with the 2019 single, “I Can Do This.”
Only sister among eight brothers, Marie Osmond left her musical mark from an early age. Her 1973 debut single, “Paper Roses,” became No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles Chart just weeks after she turned 14.
Since then, she has performed in concert, on television, in movies, on radio, in Las Vegas and on Broadway. She has written three books, all of which made the New York Times bestseller list.
Along with actor John Schneider, Osmond co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America.
At 62, she said, “The reason I know I’m still playing here is because I have the most amazing fans on the planet. We’ve had some rough years lately, so I want to help people let go of fear and let the holiday spirit grow.
Tickets for “Symphonic Christmas” are $ 79 to $ 125, available by calling 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org. The show starts at 8 p.m.