Donny & Marie Osmond are playing in the main showroom at the Flamingo Hotel. What started out
as a six-month contract has turned into a five year residency with one extension after another.
The show has
tremendous hit and is well recognized as being one of the best shows in Las Vegas. The pair
themselves to be outstanding additions to the Strip, and their show should be enjoyed by
Both Donny & Marie are top-notch entertainers, they are both strong singers, and they are both
They have been seasoned from a lifetime of performance and have such a comfort and ease on
stage that they
immediately establish a great rapport with the audience.
Donny & Marie offer a very unique product in our entertainment market. They put a family
friendly show. It
is classic headlining entertainment that one would have enjoyed on prime time television. And
they might seem like a bit of an anomaly on the center Strip location, they are actually a
welcome sight in
an entertainment industry that has a reputation for being overly adult oriented.
The show was good on many levels...the nine-piece band, complete with a horn section, gave the
tremendous dynamic...there really is nothing like having real musicians backing you up. The
was great. They were strong performers and they had very interesting choreography with which to
they were all dressed as if they were doing a prime-time special on the Family channel, but
they were great
dancers. The set was flexible and workable, and the lights were a great enhancement. As an
everything else, there were a lot of old photos of the Osmond's that took most of us back and
made us part
Donny & Marie grew up in the spotlight, and they both have a tremendous level of self-
of themselves, their age, their history, their relationship, and acknowledgement of both their
weaknesses...they were able to take all of that and make fun of themselves and each other. It
made for a
The show worked like this...the two of them opened the show and did several numbers together,
then Marie had
about a half hour on her own, then Donny had his time onstage, and then they both came back and
numbers together to close the show. The format seems a bit awkward, but ultimately it works.
"Donny & Marie" put on a great show. It was fun, it was flashy, it brought back memories, and
it made me see
each of these performers in a new light. The show works on every level, and it is no wonder
that they have
been extended time and time again. I absolutely recommend this show.