Picks and Pans Review: This Is the Moment
It's hard to imagine the same squeaky-clean teen who crooned—solo as well as with five of his brothers—such '70s hits as "One Bad Apple," "Go Away Little Girl" and "Puppy Love" all grown up and convincingly belting out Broadway show tunes. But with This Is the Moment, Donny Osmond, 43, completes the transition from Tiger Beat idol to Playbill interpreter that he began with his critically acclaimed six-year run as the lead touring in a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Osmond uses his still-boyish but surprisingly supple voice to deliver respectable renditions of such recent musical-theater faves as "Seasons of Love" (from Rent), "It's Possible" (from Seussical the Musical) and the album's title song (from Jekyll & Hyde). But his version of the Guys & Dolls showstopper "Luck Be a Lady" reminds us that he's no Sinatra.
Bottom Line: Semi-boffo