TORONTO ENGAGEMENT FOR
CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS SHOW
|Photo Credit: Jeremy Deputat|
December 9 to 21, 2014
The Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St W., Toronto
Tickets Go On Sale Monday, June 9
[Toronto, ON] (Monday, June 2 2014) America’s beloved sibling entertainers will bring holiday cheer to Toronto this year with the show opening on December 9 for a two-week engagement. Tickets for Donny & Marie Christmas in Toronto will go on public sale Monday, June 9. For tickets and tour details visit www.donnyandmarietour.com
Donny and Marie mix the holiday songs and spirit of their early television specials and recordings with a nostalgic look back on their storied career in a dynamic stage show showcasing fan favorites including “A Little Bit of Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll,” “Paper Roses,” “Puppy Love” and “It Takes Two.”
“INSANELY ENTERTAINING! A SONG AND DANCE SPECTACULAR.
Donny & Marie sing and banter and belt out their hits . . .
Their voices are as strong as ever. You can’t fake that kind of chemistry.
It’s a beautiful thing.”
- Entertainment Weekly
“Donny and Marie are a class act.
THE HARDEST WORKING ENTERTAINERS ON THE PLANET.”
- Paula Citron, Globe & Mail
“Osmonds deliver what we want for Christmas.”
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune.
Donny and Marie brought Christmas cheer to Broadway and the road the past three seasons while continuing an extraordinary run at the legendary Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas where they were named Best Show and Best Performers by the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2012.
Donny & Marie Christmas was a holiday hit seen by more than 125,000 fans in cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and New York City. After the success of an extensive arena tour in the UK, including London’s famed O2 Arena, Donny and Marie decided to bring the show to arenas in the US for the 2013 Christmas season.
With a dash of Christmas spirit and their trademark show-stopping production numbers, Donny & Marie Christmas features Christmas songs and cheer plus hits from their illustrious careers all mixed with the irresistible chemistry that made them international stars leading into “Osmond-Mania” topping the charts.
Donny Osmond began his illustrious career in entertainment at the age of five, and over the course of five decades earned 33 gold records, with sales of more than 100 million albums. He is currently working on his 60th album, with a scheduled release in 2014.
During his extensive career, Donny has been a singer, actor, television host, best-selling author, commercial spokesman, motivational speaker, and in 2014 he added designer to that list launching Donny Osmond Home with his wife of 35 years, Debby. The distinct line of home furnishings and home accents are available at retailers nationwide. One of his most notable appearances was his starring role as Joseph in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which broke records during its six-year run with more than 2,000 performances in the US and Canada.
Reflecting his multi-generational worldwide fan base, his website, Donny.com (and official social media sites), receives a staggering 120 million plus hits annually. Donny was the Dancing with the Stars champion in the fall of 2009, where 37 million viewers watched each week. He hosted two daily-syndicated radio shows to international audiences in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. In 2011 he and Marie released their first studio album “Donny and Marie” in over two decades. The single “A Beautiful Life” became #1 on the US Country Charts.
Beginning with her national debut at age three on The Andy Williams Show, Marie Osmond has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence recognized across generations.
Marie recorded “Paper Roses” at age 12, making history as the youngest female artist to have her debut record go to #1 on the charts, followed by a Grammy nomination. She has recorded over 35 albums and has numerous gold records and hit songs, including a Country Music Association’s “Vocal Duo of the Year” Award for “Meet Me In Montana.” Marie's 2010 inspirational album titled I Can Do This, was an ITunes top ten listing after she performed “Pie Jesu” on Oprah. Her hit single duet “A Beautiful Life” reached # 1 in 2012.
Beckoned to the Broadway stage in the mid-1990’s, Marie starred in The Sound of Music and The King and I, which garnered rave reviews on national and international tours.
Marie was the first-ever celebrity to publish a book about her experience with Postpartum Depression, Behind the Smile (2001), followed in 2009 by Might As Well Laugh About it Now. In 2013, Marie's latest book, The Key is Love, became her 3rd New York Time's Best Seller in a row.
As co-founder of Children’s Miracle Network, the largest and top-rated children's charity in North America, Marie celebrates this 30th anniversary year of nearly 5 billion dollars raised; 100% going to the hospitals for the kids.
2008 marked the Osmonds 50th anniversary as a performing family. After a historic appearance on Oprah which set a daytime ratings record, PBS broadcasted a pledge drive concert special celebrating the milestone and the seven performing Osmonds toured the UK and Australia, Asia for the first time in 27 years, to sellout crowds.
In May 2008, Donny and Marie announced they were reuniting for what was intended to be a six-week run headlining at the legendary Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. “Donny & Marie” opened in September 2008 and the smash engagement was soon extended for two years due to unprecedented demand from around the world; it has since been extended yet again through the end of 2014. They have been voted by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal as the Best Overall Show, Best Performers and Best Singers in Las Vegas, and in 2013 The Flamingo renamed its iconic showroom the “Donny & Marie Showroom.”
DONNY & MARIE CHRISTMAS IN TORONTO
Tickets ON SALE Monday June 9, 2014
December 9 to 21, 2014
Tue-Sat 7:30 PM; Sat & sun 1:30 PM
Tickets $59 to $130
The Princess of Wales Theatre
300 King Street West, Toronto
For tickets: Online at www.mirvish.com
By Phone 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
In Person at all Mirvish theatre box offices
For more information about Donny & Marie, visit www.donnyandmarietour.com