Casting is now complete for The Osmonds: A New Musical, which tells the true story of the five Utah brothers who became pop sensations and will launch a tour of the U.K. and Ireland beginning February 3 at Leicester's Curve.
As previously announced, the five Osmond brothers will be played by Ryan Anderson as Merrill, Jamie Chatterton as Alan, Alex Lodge as Jay, Danny Nattrass as Wayne, and Joseph Peacock as Donny.
These artists will be joined by Georgia Lennon, Charlie Allen, and Nicola Bryan as, respectively, Marie, George, and Olive Osmond.
The company will also include Alex Cardall, Henry Firth, Alex Hardford, Katy Hards, Aidan Harkins, Luke Hogan, Lotus Lowry, Stephanie McKenzie, Jay Osborne, Samuel Routley, and Tristan Whincup. Alfie Murray, Jasper Penny, and Joey Unitt will play Young Merrill Osmond; Jack Jones, Harvey Loakes, and Charlie Stripp will play Young Alan Osmond; James Flintoff, Charlie Tumbridge, and Tom Walsh will play Young Jay Osmond; Alfie Jones, Austin Redwood, and Thomas Ryan will play Young Wayne Osmond; Matthias Green, Osian Salter, and Nicholas Teixeira will play Young Donny Osmond; and Fraser Fowkes, Austin Riley, and Harrison Skinner will play Young Jimmy Osmond.
The Osmonds: A New Musical has a story by Jay Osmond and a book by Julian Bigg and Shaun Kerrison. The tour will be directed by Kerrison with choreography and musical staging by Bill Deamer, set and costume design by Lucy Osborne, musical supervision and arrangements by Julian Bigg and Rich Morris, wigs, hair, and make-up design by Sam Cox, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Dan Samson, and casting by Will Burton.
The musical features such '70s tunes as "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 have sold over 100 million records worldwide, and now Jay Osmond pulls back the curtain to reveal the family behind the hits: parents George and Olive Osmond and their nine children, Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy.
The world premiere is produced by ROYO in partnership with Twins Entertainment, with Vicky Nojesproduktion, Krall Entertainment, Aria Entertainment, and Guy James Theatrical.
The tour is currently scheduled to continue through December 3. Click here for more information.