Fri 1st Feb at 7:30pm
Boogie Nights (Touring)
@ Orchard Theatre, Dartford
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Boogie Nights (Touring), The Osmonds, Gareth Gates, Louisa Lytton, Andy Abraham, Chico, Shane Richie Junior
Boogie Nights - The '70s Musical In Concert has announced an all star cast featuring
The Osmonds (Jimmy, Merrill and Jay*), Gareth Gates, Louisa Lytton, Andy Abraham, Chico and Shane Richie Junior.
It was 1997 when Jon Conway and Shane Richie conceived what was to become the first jukebox pop musical, way before 'We Will Rock You', 'Mamma Mia' and 'Our House' followed their lead. This is the ultimate party show, with over 2,000 performances and a story set to the incidental music of our lives, for a certain generation!
* Please note: Merrill and Jay will not be appearing at the Darlington and Swindon shows in April.
The West End's original and favourite '70s musical is back on the road for over 50 gangbusting dates in 2013. The hilarious and heartwarming story of Roddy O'Neil, set in a provincial British town in the height of the disco '70s, the decade that fashion forgot, became a massive hit show that ran five amazing UK tours after its London success, before then travelling to South Africa, New Zealand and America, where it is now a fixture on several cruise ships. Now a remixed concert version sees the original characters in a packed hit-fest that promises 70 songs from the '70s with an amazing array of live music and all star cast.
Boogie Nights (Touring) tour dates
The Osmond Brothers – Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay - recorded their first record album in 1963, and since that time with the addition of Donny, Marie, and Jimmy, collectively and individually, the family has had approximately 200 albums released.
The Osmonds have had a phenomenally successful recording career, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide and 59 gold and platinum award records to their credit. Their 1974 hit, ‘Love Me For A Reason’, went global again over 20 years later, when covered to huge success by Boyzone.
Merrill found success on his own and recorded several solo projects as well. Jay fronted the band with the Global hit ‘Crazy Horses’ (their biggest international hit) a song ahead of its time written by the band about pollution. The Osmonds have also proven to be very talented and successful song writers, and have penned a majority of their biggest hits – including ‘Down By The Lazy River’, ‘Let Me In’, ‘Goin’ Home’, ‘The Proud One’, ‘I’m Still Gonna Need You’, etc.
With each album recorded, The Osmonds’ talents and abilities continued to grow musically and they still know how to touch the hearts and souls of their fans. No other musical group or family can match their harmonies. Through it all, The Osmonds have never stopped recording and continue to experience great success worldwide! The best is only yet to come!
The Osmonds are still as active now as they ever were, and are still fronted by Merrill and Jay.
The Osmonds tour dates
In 2002 Gareth was famously runner up to Will Young in the UK's first Pop Idol. Instead of disappearing into 'Pop Oblivion', he carved out a very successful career for himself, having hits and travelling worldwide. In the UK alone, he sold 3.5 million records, released 3 albums and had 4 number 1 singles. In 2009 Gareth auditioned and impressed Sir Cameron MackIntosh and accepted the role of Marius, in the 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserables. He has since performed a successful 'Boogie Nights' concert tour with the legendary Osmonds and he continues a successful career in musical theatre.
Gareth Gates tour dates
Strictly Come Dancing favourite who made her name as Ruby Allen in Eastenders and PC Beth Green in The Bill.
Louisa Lytton tour dates
In a true rags to riches story, Andy Abraham was working as a dustbin man when he - or rather his wife Denise - applied for X Factor. His talent became obvious during the show as he performed flawless jazz, funk and soul numbers and although he did not win his stunning voice still landed a record deal with Sony BMG.
Andy Abraham tour dates
Chico, or Jousef Slimani, a former stripper rose to fame in 2005, as part of ITV's talent show, the X Factor. Although the weakest singer of the finalists, Chico nonetheless won over both the judges and fans affections with his cheeky attitude and energetic dancing. This not only netted him a huge fanbase (just in time for Christmas) but also made him one of the year's unpredicted success stories.
Chico tour dates