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BrumHour saw The Osmonds The Musical at the invite of The Alexandra.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Alex Cardall who plays Andy Williams in The Osmonds The Musical spoke to Brum Radio’s Interval Theatre about playing the role in this new musical. Listen below:
Review: The Osmonds The Musical at The Alexandra
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐A total hit!
Directed and co-written by Shaun Kerrison, written by Jay Osmond
The story of The Osmonds is told through recreations of television experiences, stage performances and behind the scenes discussions of a family that worked solidly for many years in the entertainment industry.
Written by Jay Osmond and told from Jay’s perspective (by Alex Lodge) we travel back and forth in time, from just before their first appearance on The Andy Williams Show (Alex Cardall as Andy Williams) right though to their Las Vegas reunion concert in 2008. But this isn’t a story told in linear fashion, we see moments from their childhood at the same time as them being in their 20s.
The Osmonds were as a group, massively successful across media from TV to albums, to creating their own production studios in Utah, and most of the audience attending will know this. They might not know the details of particular troubles or struggles in these performers’ lives but it was lovely to see these told on the stage.
The story doesn’t shy away from its topics, mental health, a military-style upbringing in Utah, and how the young singers really wanted their freedoms.
The set was straightforward in style, almost circular backdrops with five colours (one for each singer), two platforms move in and out from the sides and moving stairways also bring height and depth to the stage.
The audience is here for the music, with elements of over thirty tracks to hear including Puppy Love, Love me for a Reason, It Takes Two and Crazy Horses.
At two hours and 45 minutes this is a fairly long show (Including interval). Yesterday’s show overran by twenty minutes as not one but two audience members had health issues at different points during the show. They were carried out on chairs! I can’t speculate as to the exact reasons, but it is fair to say fans of The Osmonds are vocal, and excited to see this production. Make sure you have a drink of water with you at your seat or nearby! I left at 10:35pm for a train and ended up missing Crazy Horses (my favourite The Osmonds song) which they sang in the finale!
A total hit! The Osmonds The Musical is at The Alexandra until 29th October 2022. The Osmonds UK Tour currently continues until 3rd December 2022, Look out for future UK Tour dates here: theosmondsmusical.co.uk/tour-dates. Discover what is coming up at The Alexandra and book tickets using BrumHour’s affiliate link >> HERE <<.