WHO ARE THEY: Along with her brother Donny, Marie Osmond became popular in the mid 1970s thanks to the success of their television variety show. The brother and sister pop duo were teenagers at the time, yet Donny was known from singing with his brothers in The Osmonds, while Marie had recorded a #1 country hit with “Paper Roses” in 1973. At the time that “Donny and Marie” first aired, the two stars were the youngest entertainers in television history to host their own variety show. After pursuing various solo routes, the duo reunited in 1998 for a new television series that ran for two years. In 2007 Marie starred on “Dancing With the Stars” and a year later the duo were starring in their own show in Las Vegas.
John Schneider is an actor and musician best known for his roles as Bo Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard” and as Jonathan Kent in “Smallville.” In the 1980s Schneider pursued a country music career and scored several country hits including “I’ve Been Around Enough to Know,” “Country Girls,” “What’s a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This)” and “You’re the Last Thing I Needed Tonight.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: The Osmonds wrote the book on wholesome, innocent, family-friendly entertainment with Marie and her brother Donny personifying this perhaps better than anyone in the family. While Donny recovers from recent surgery, Marie will take center stage at Caesars’ Circus Maximus Theater as she sings, dances, plays guitar and endears the audience with her cheery personality. Marie’s set includes a mash-up version of “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’” and “Walk this Way.” The performance also includes a line dance with cowboys and Marie strutting her stuff with a crystal-encased guitar. Country singer John Schneider is also on the bill and will perform hits like “I’ve Been Around Enough to Know,” “Country Girls,” “What’s a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This)” and “You’re the Last Thing I Needed Tonight.” Marie’s nephew David Osmond will also lend a helping hand by performing during this run of shows.
WHAT’S NEW: Marie Osmond will host her own daytime talk show “Marie” on the Hallmark Channel beginning in October.
SHOW INFO: UPDATE: Donny Osmond recently underwent a surgical procedure to correct a long-standing injury and due to an extended recovery period, will not be able to perform at Caesars. Any refunds will be given at point of purchase. Tickets are $45, $65, $85 and $105. The show begins at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 4 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Circus Maximus Theater. The show runs through Aug. 11.