Meet The Osmonds: The Osmond brothers are cast in a new musical

12 October 2021, 11:48

The Osmonds - and The New Musical Cast
The Osmonds - and The New Musical Cast. Picture: Getty / Oliver Rosser, Feast Creative

By Mayer Nissim

Merrill, Alan, Jay, Wayne and Donny Osmond are cast in The Osmonds: A New Musical.

The main casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of The Osmonds: A New Musical.

Confirmed for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of the production are Ryan Anderson as Merrill Osmond, Jamie Chatterton as Alan Osmond, Alex Lodge as Jay Osmond, Danny Nattrass as Wayne Osmond and Joseph Peacock as Donny Osmond. 

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The tour begins at Leicester’s Curve on 3 February, 3 2022 and is booked to run until December 3, 2022 at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales.

The Osmonds: A New Musical UK Tour 2022

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Tickets are on sale now and full details of the tour are available on the musical's official website.

Jay Osmond, who wrote the story on which the musical is based, said: "I am thrilled that we have found such dynamic and talented performers to play my brothers and me.

"We saw some brilliant actors in the auditions and I was so impressed at the work people put in throughout the process.

"When these five guys walked in, they lit up the room with their smiles and raised the roof with their voices; I knew we'd found our boy band."

The Osmonds: A New Musical cast
The Osmonds: A New Musical cast. Picture: Oliver Rosser, Feast Creative

He continued: "It is an honour to welcome Ryan Anderson, Jamie Chatterton, Alex Lodge, Jamie Nattrass and Joseph Peacock to the family and I can't wait for audiences to see what they can do.

"Their style, charm and talent will bring our music and story to a whole new generation and you will 'love them (for a reason)' as much as we do."

The production will include a number of the band's biggest hits, including 'One Bad Apple', 'Down by the Lazy River', 'Crazy Horses', 'Let Me In', 'Love Me for a Reason', '(We're) Having a Party', 'Puppy Love', 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' and Paper Roses'.

The Osmonds: A New Musical cast
The Osmonds: A New Musical cast. Picture: Oliver Rosser, Feast Creative

The production has a book by Julian Bigg and Shaun Kerrison, and will be directed by Shaun Kerrison.

Choreography and musical staging is by Bill Deamer, with set and costume design by Lucy Osborne, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Dan Samson.

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