Review: ‘Marie Osmond: A Symphonic Christmas’ was an awesome holiday show

"Marie Osmond: A Symphonic Christmas" at the MotorCity Casino Sound Board Theatre. (Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

Detroit — Marie Osmond, a singer, actress, author, philanthropist and the (only girl in the Osmond family musical group) was at the Sound Board, inside the MotorCity Casino, on Monday night. 

She spent six decades in the entertainment business which included a stint in Las Vegas.  Well, maybe not a stint, it was 11 years and more than 1,000 performances with her brother Donny at The Flamingo Hotel and Casino. 

On Monday evening, she performed “A Symphonic Christmas” in Detroit, along with her nephew David Osmond, and Daniel Emmet, which was the last performance of her Christmas tour for the season.

David Osmond is the son of the oldest of the Osmond brothers, Alan.  He explained that his father is no longer performing because he has been diagnosed with muscular sclerosis.  “I also have MS and I had no feeling from my chest down.  I proposed to my wife in a wheelchair.  But by the grace of God, I am here today on this stage.”  God is good, he says.

Daniel Emmet, an opera singer, was a finalist on America’s Got Talent.  This evening he sang “O Holy Night.”  There were many Christmas songs sung in the nearly two-hour concert.  Marie sang one song that wasn’t a Christmas song.  It was her famous song called “Paper Roses” from 1973.  There were still pictures and videos of her and her family on the large screen on stage behind the orchestra.  Her new album titled “Unexpected” which just came out last week is already number one on the charts.  The last song she sang was “How Great Thou Art”, which was amazing.  

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance as I have always admired her and her musical family since I’ve seen clips when she was a child singing on The Andy Williams Show.  I also saw her in Las Vegas along with her brother, Donny.  Their shows are amazing and totally entertaining.  

Marie Osmond will make upcoming tour stops at Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, NY on Jan. 21, RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL on Jan. 22 and the Edgewater Casino Resort in Laughlin, NV on Feb. 19. Visit her official website at:

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