Clay Aiken – Go! Go! Go!

 

It is just 10 days before Clay Aiken steps on the stage of the Ogunquit Playhouse.  Playing the role of Joseph, Clay will be starring in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Ogunquit Playhouse produces five exciting Musicals each season which runs from late May to late October.  For over 80 years, the Ogunquit Playhouse has produced high quality theatre.  It has even earned the title of America’s Foremost Sumer Theatre.

This past week, the Playhouse added a poster to its Playhouse sign.  The popular show, Young Frankenstein is playing now so I would imagine that Clay’s sign will be in the prominent space within the next 10 days!

Thanks to Vertigo for the up-to-date pictures

On Saturday, I found an interesting blog.  I don’t know who wrote it, but I did enjoy reading it.  The blog is called Musings By Moonlight.  

6 Talk Show Hosts I’d Watch Religiously

by Heather

I’ve never been much of a fan of talk shows.
Granted, I’ll occasionally watch Ellen or Tyra Banks, and I’ll suffer through some of the others if I’m unusually interested in the subject matter. But this is generally not something I go out of my way to do, and I hate that it’s become a trend to give everyone and their damn mother a talk show, regardless of whether or not they have the faintest fucking clue how to entertain a television audience.

Marie Osmond? Kris Jenner? Seriously?

I’m left scratching my head with those two in particular, but they’re just the latest in a long line of “celebrities” who either:

a.) Are about as entertaining as watching paint dry to begin with.
b.) Abandon a previously interesting personality the minute they’re given their own show.

I just don’t think talk shows are worth a damn unless they’re hosted by an intelligent and naturally engaging person, someone who’s allowed the creative freedom to play to their strengths as much as possible. That doesn’t happen very often, which is why most new talk shows don’t last beyond a single season.

With that in mind, here are 6 people who I think would do an amazing job, to the point where I’d never miss an episode of their shows…

1.) Clay Aiken

Out of all the famous faces on this list, Clay is probably the most underappreciated of the bunch. The average person only knows him as a singer who came off of American Idol, without realizing how diverse and multi-talented he really is. I started paying attention to him back in 2006, and what I’ve seen is an engaging performer, a talented actor (both on television and on the Broadway stage), but more than that, someone who is keenly in touch with the world around him and doesn’t hesitate to speak his mind.

Any talk show host can read over their notes and feign interest in a given subject, but Clay seems to sincerely care about issues such as politics, social concerns, and cultural diversity. And while he can be snarky to the point that he might come off as abrasive at times, I think the humor and compassion that are such a big part of his personality go a long way in smoothing out the rough edges.

I’d love to see him hosting a show where he’d be given creative freedom, because I think there have often been a lot of limitations on him in his public life. He has so many different strengths that he hasn’t had the chance to express to their full potential; he’d be amazing in a format that allowed for a lot of diversity in its content and subject matter. Political coverage and interviews, bringing awareness to humanitarian efforts, a bit of sly pop culture news and commentary, perhaps… if it were up to me, I’d just give him a show and let him do whatever the hell he wanted.

Now, isn’t that a fun read!!  I think almost all of us would love for Clay to have his own talk show.  Just like Heather, I feel sure Clay would be fabulous!

Please visit Musings By Moonlight.  Be sure and read choices 2-6.  They are interesting picks too.  And, be sure to leave Heather a nice comment.  All blog writers love comments!  You can see the blog at  MOONLIGHT

Have you even seen Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?

Will you be able to see Clay in Maine?

Thank you to Fountaindawg for the darling Joseph cartoon at the top of the page!

 

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Comments

  1. What a great article and I agree with what she said about Clay. He would be a fun but also knowledgeable and compassionate host. I could totally see that.

    I’ve seen Joseph many, many times. It’s such a fun show and I know Clay will be perfect!! I wish I could get to Maine but I can’t get the time off from work. I hope any fans who can will support Clay and give the rest of us all the fun details. 🙂

  2. I've watched the movie on utube and have sent away for the dvd, I loved it, wish I could see Clay perform in it but am unable to go, one of my wishes is to see Clay in person one day. Thanks musicfan xox.

  3. That was the BEST blog and Heather was SO spot on about Clay! It's almost like it was written by one of US!! Are you kidding? Only 10 days!??? Last night I actually watched the movie with Donny Osmond. Never have seen the play. It looks like so much fun! I can't WAIT to see Clay in it!

  4. omg 10 days wow i have seen joseph and the amazing tecnacolor dream coat and its a great its amazing alsso cause of the coat i wish i could see clay in this and watch him perform but i also am un able to go i still support clay

  5. I loved the blog and she was spot on about Clay. He has such a broad spectrum of interests and is very smart. He would be great as a talk show host..
    I also love the way the theatre is promoting Clay in Joseph. I enjoy this show so much. I know anyone who can go will just love it. I have no doubt that Clay will be fantastic !

  6. I read the blog and she sure is right about Clay. I also left a comment. So glad she has Clay down as #1. He certainly is #1 in my book.

    I will not be able to go see him in JATATD….but I will be hoping for some clack from it. I know Clay will be awesome as he always is.

  7. Moonlight was a very interesting read. Everyone seems to love Clay…no surprise there. I'm looking forward to having my picture taken next to the notice of Clay in "Joseph.." at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

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