Monday, December 2, 2013
Donny and Marie Osmond’s first Christmas tour decks Verizon’s halls December 4
Wear your cowboy boots, Marie says.
She’s a little bit country and he’s a little bit rock and roll, but on December 4 at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Marie Osmond and her brother Donny Osmond will be all about the holidays. The duo, who recently renewed their contract as headliners at the Flamingo hotel and casino in Las Vegas, is taking their show on the road.
“A lot of people aren’t able to get out to Vegas, so we will do a few of the hits,” Marie Osmond said after a day of rehearsing. “We guarantee that you will leave with the holiday spirit. No questions.”
After spending five decades in the entertainment business, Donny and Marie know quite a bit about what it takes to keep a show upbeat. Their holiday show knows no age limits, Marie said.
“We try to give something to every generation,” she said. “You can go out and you can buy a present, but I guarantee you won’t remember what you got 10 years ago or even five years ago. But you will remember an event, and that is what we wanted this show to be. It is something that the whole family can go to; something for everybody.”
Marie is expecting her first grandchild the day after Christmas and said she's thrilled to make her way back to Dallas. After all, “I’m In Love And He’s In Dallas” is the first song on her 1988 album All In Love.
Marie told us she's a big fan of the State Fair, Tex-mex and barbecue. She has performed multiple times alongside country legend George Strait, or as she refers to him, “just the cutest thing on the planet,” and has fond memories of taking her eight children to the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas World Aquarium.
“Tell everyone to bring their cowboy boots because ‘a little bit country’ is coming to town and I’m going to have some fun,” Marie gushed. “When I am there, I already told my husband that I am buying a pair of cowboy boots for Christmas!”
This is the first and only year Donny and Marie will be touring with their Christmas show, she said.