Donny Osmond is at home on stage on the Las Vegas Strip

Denise Truscello

Donny Osmond recently returned to the Vegas stage with a new solo residency show at Harrah’s.

When Donny Osmond’s new residency show at Harrah’s Las Vegas was announced in November, no one on the Strip was surprised. The pop culture icon had already performed for over a decade with singing sister Marie Osmond at the Flamingo’s sister property in one of the genre’s most successful shows in recent history, which took place is completed in 2019.

But the new production at Harrah’s Showroom, which opened on August 31, is something different for Donny because it’s a true career retrospective – and no one has had a career like his.

Her debut was at the age of 5, singing “You Are My Sunshine” on “The Andy Williams Show” in 1963. It began a multi-faceted showbiz career in music, television, Broadway , in movies and reality shows and just about every other medium you can imagine. And Osmond released his 65th album this year, a new collection of tracks called “Start Again”.

“It’s different in the way that’s all I’ve done,” Osmond said on this week’s Sun on the Strip show. “For me, it’s more of a celebration than a show, a celebration of all the different aspects of showbusiness. I have had to reinvent myself so many times and with these reinventions come new territories and new mountains to climb.

The fast-paced production finds Osmond supported by a powerful live band and eight dancers, creating a lot of energy and momentum as he returns to his early hits and presents much of his new music. He closes the show with a festive entry called “Let’s All Dance” and the album’s version features a duet with soul and R&B legend Charlie Wilson.

“I decided to make a record that was relevant and surrounded myself with a lot of amazing musicians and writers, but obviously that has to come from me,” Osmond said. “The lyrics content on this album is really deep when you dig deeper into what I’m saying and the images I’m painting with the lyrics, but the music, I wanted it to be very relevant.”

He’s back in Harrah’s showroom next week on September 28 and continues with many dates through November, then after a vacation break Osmond will return for an extended run throughout 2022.

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