Wednesday – and it is starting out with a great review about Clay Aiken and the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
Clay Aiken, masters at play in ‘Joseph’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
…From the moment Aiken, who started his career after taking second place in season two of “American Idol,” walked on stage in a recent performance, the audience was astonished. Many leaned forward, some clapped and others gasped as Aiken sang his first solo in the prologue surrounded by children who joined in with accompanying “oohs” and “ahhs.” The true highlight of Aiken’s performance was in a quiet number, “Close Every Door,” which Joseph sings from his jail cell. The haunting melody and Aiken’s strong vocals reflected his famous and celebrated cover of Neil Sedaka’s “Solitaire.”…The charm of Rice and Webber’s “Joseph” is a campy good time that will have audiences crying through Joseph’s struggles and laughing with the cheek-in-tongue comedic moments. And with Aiken and Settle leading the strong ensemble cast, it’s a must for anyone interested in seeing truly masterful performers at play.