We meet the mini Osmonds in their family home and discover their very regimented way of life courtesy of their ex-Army Father George (Charlie Allen). The young boys were woken at 4.30am every day to “work on their smiles” and of course to hone their craft. Each of every one of the young performers deserve a mention as their acting and singing skills were outstanding. We saw Herbie Byers as Donny, Jayden Harris as Alan, Austin Redwood as Wayne, Dexter Seaton as Merrill, Miles Redwood as Jay and Austin Riley as Jimmy. Their harmonies were on point throughout, and they are a real credit to the cast.
We meet Jay Osmond played superbly by Alex Lodge. He acts as the narrator throughout the show, as after all, it’s his story. We are introduced to each of the Osmonds as they perform together singing some of the classic hits synonymous with the band. Merrill Osmond played by Ryan Anderson has the most incredible voice and takes the lead on many of the songs. Alan Osmond played by Jamie Chatterton, Wayne Osmond played by Danny Nattrass and Donny Osmond played by Tristan Whincup were also full of energy and of course as soon as the first few bars of ‘Puppy Love’ are played, the crowd goes wild! The only female member of the Osmonds, Marie is played by Georgia Lennon. A beautiful rendition of ‘Paper Roses’ ensues, and Lennon delivers this exquisitely.
I must make mention of Alex Cardall who played Andy Williams. Cardall has great stage presence and captures the smooth and suave persona of Andy Williams, with a voice to match. One to watch for sure!