There is a new article about Clay Aiken and his return to the North Carolina Theatre in May.
Raleigh’s Life & Soul
Coming Full Circle With Clay Aiken
When Raleigh-born American Idol star Clay Aiken, 34, takes the stage this month to star in North Carolina Theatre’s The Drowsy Chaperone, he will be coming home in more ways than one.
“My first audition ever was at North Carolina Theatre,” he says. Aiken was 17, the production was the Declaration of Independence musical 1776, and the odds were long. The part in question was several years too old for Aiken, and he had to sing for an intimidating director: celebrated Broadway veteran Terrence Mann. But Aiken’s choir teacher told him it was a perfect way to get some auditioning experience. “There was no pressure, because I couldn’t get it anyway,” Aiken recalls….
The article is wonderful. Please visit the site and read the entire article. Congrats to Clay, the North Carolina Theatre, and the author for a wonderful article. You can read the entire article at WALTER