Great New Article About Clay Aiken and The NC Theatre

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


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2 thoughts on “Great New Article About Clay Aiken and The NC Theatre

  1. Amazing photo – and an exceptionally brilliant article – Clay has not wasted a moment of his young
    life. Raleigh seems to really appreciate Clay and Clay loves his hometown!!

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