Donny & Marie bring Vegas to the Paramount

Donny & Marie are doing seven shows Aug. 27-31 at the Paramount. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Donny & Marie are doing seven shows Aug. 27-31 at the Paramount. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

Just like the Energizer bunny, Marie Osmond thrives on work. The veteran entertainer called from her Las Vegas dressing room the other day, to share her thoughts about the world of music today — and her excitement about the show she and brother Donny Osmond are bringing to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora for seven performances Aug. 27 to Aug. 31.

Q: Before getting into talking about your show at the Paramount, how is it to be co-starring with your new grandson in those NutriSystem diet commercials?

A: It is so much fun. I never knew how amazing it would be to be a grandma! He’s adorable. I just love him to death. It’s great.

Q: Tell me about the show you’re bringing here.

A: We love it there at the Paramount. It’s such a great place and a wonderful venue. The show is a really fun show and we love Chicago, but you know that. The show we are bringing to you is the show we do in Las Vegas. We’ve been in Vegas for six years, and have been voted best show in Vegas for three years in a row now. We’re bringing all our dancers and production numbers — a really fun, high-energy, non-stop energy kind of show. It has great music and dancing and, of course, humor. There’s lots of funny stuff between Donny and me.

Q: Speaking of Chicago, what are you most looking forward to seeing or doing here?

A: Are you kidding? Deep dish pizza. Now, I know it’s not on NutriSystem, but that’s okay. Everything in moderation. (Laughs)

Q: How do you continue to maintain motivated to keep going and performing at the level and intensity that you do?

A: How blessed am I! My goodness. To be a female still working in show business after five decades — that’s pretty amazing! It also makes me feel so very grateful. I honestly love people. You see these people that come to see you, and you want them to leave feeling great that we’ve made the effort. That’s the bona fide truth.

Q: How do you feel the music industry has changed over the years you’ve been in it?

A: I think what’s changed the most is our social media and the impact it’s had particularly on television. Yet, as much as things change, music is music. I’ve seen five decades of music and I’ve seen it all.

But the biggest difference is how people buy music today. It’s very different, as you know. You download it. Albums are not how it used to be. But the love of music will always be there and that doesn’t change.

Donny & Marie

7 shows Aug. 27-31

Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora

Tickets, $69-$99

(630) 896-6666

paramountaurora.com

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