Saturday, June 09, 2007

For Love of Donny

I suppose it way past time to mention that the kids and I are doing summer theater this year. We've already had a week of rehearsal and it's going extremely well. Being that it's the biggest thing happening this summer, I'll fore go talking about the show just now and go into a related story about this guy:

Opps! Too grown up. Hang on, I guess it should actually be this guy:

No, no, no. Too young. Must be this guy:

Oh yes! There he is- My Donny Osmond! "The Donny and Marie" show Donny. The guy who made my little schoolgirl heart go thump thump thump! Singing, dancing and wearing purple socks. And how many pairs of purple socks did I have? You'll have to ask my mom, but I think all of my socks were purple at one point. I didn't embed the video (out of courtesy to you who may not have lovely childhood memories of Donny Osmond) but if you'd like to see some of the show, this was the best clip I found. There's even ice skating! I loved when they would skate on the show!

I had this album and played it until it was worn out. I'm so pleased that I found this shot of the front and the back of the album. I remember staring at all those little pictures on the front!

I had this one too. *sigh* It's just too much!

All of this does relate to summer theater, because we are doing "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" which once starred the aforementioned Donny. * Big sigh* But I didn't know that when I heard that was the show that summer theater was putting on. We rented it so we could see what it was like and if we wanted to try out. The movie starts, these smoky doors open and out he walks and I scream (or pretty close to a scream) "That's Donny Osmond!". I scared the kids with this outburst and then I was pretty much jelly for the whole rest of the movie. The man has aged ever, ever so well.

Okay, that's not the best picture, so instead you should watch this and see him looking quite yummy. I should mention that I had the same reaction when Donny was in Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" video, the screaming reaction that is. Those first loves are hard to get over I guess!


Weaver said...

you scream away, woman!!!

On a Weird Al note, he is going to be in Milwaukee at Summerfest in a few weeks. I'll send you the info. Maybe a road trip is in order? :)

Nance said...

Oh boy. My brother was totally in love with Marie for the longest. On a weird note: I have been told by a few people that I remind them of Marie Osmond.