Sunday, August 4, 2013
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
So much news today!
Review: Aiken Leads Amazing ‘Joseph’ cast at Ogunquit Playhouse
By STEVE FEENEY
Styles often change, but one particular coat has a record of staying fashionable, even in the warmer months. The outerwear in question here is an important prop in an early work by the legendary team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice…
…Now, the Ogunquit Playhouse has landed former “American Idol” sensation Clay Aiken, who has some Broadway experience, to add star power for its production of theshow.
Aiken does fine by his title role, but the show owes its strength equally to a sterling cast that gets to loosen up and fly high in some of the very entertaining set pieces andensemble numbers. All in all, this “Dreamcoat” fits well without need of major alterations. It’s a show that anyone with an ear and an eye for top-quality song and dance will enjoy.
Aiken generally adds a low-key demeanor to his role as the biblical dreamer who believes he is destined for greatness. At Sunday’s matinee, his big numbers were delivered in a singing voice with range enough to connect on both those somber moments (“Close Every Door”) and the inspiring ones (“Any Dream Will Do”). Even when he was being tough (“Who’s the Thief?”), he stayed within his character’s gentle strength to get at the show’s fundamental message of perseverance and forgiveness…
…if you’ve never seen this show or have only seen community or high school productions in the past, it is well worth it to make a trip down to Ogunquit to see how well the pros do it.
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The following are a couple of comments after the matinee:
Looks like a full house again this afternoon. during his chain scene after he was standing one of the chains fell off his right hand! lol
he just gave a surprised look and carried on. hee
I pray there is. clack somehow of CED, if nothing else. that is the highlight for me .
Teared up again
End of matinee and lady next to me tossed a bouquet of flowers on the stage. it was picked up and handed to Clay. i think it was Keala who picked it up and gave it to him.
This is a picture from the afternoon stage door!
The following are some Tweets that came throughout the afternoon and evening…there were many and these are only a few!
— Andrea Creamer (@andreacreamer) August 4, 2013
@clayaiken You were fantastic in Joseph today in Ogunquit, Maine! My family and I were wondering if your long hair was yours or a wig?!
— ☀ Sarah ☀ (@sarahfarnham13) August 4, 2013
13 minutes ago near Portsmouth, NH via Mobile
As usual, the Ogunquit playhouse has put on a superior production with Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat. Clay Aiken was Joseph and he was fantastic–perfect vocal range for this role. choreography was outstanding. not a week cast member in the bunch–in fact, an extremely strong cast across all roles. As a Joseph fanatic, i have to say this was an exceptionally great production, and once again OP proves they deserve the name “Broadway at the Beach” because of the top notch production values. OP productions are often better than the national tours!
At Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Awesome!!! —
The first half of the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Clay Aiken at the Ogunquit Playhouse is amazing!
Never thought I was going to see Clay Aiken in my life, but he was actually a good singer… #TechnicolorDreamcoat
Wonderful show with clay Aiken Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat — at Ogunquit Playhouse
Omg. I’ve loved clay Aiken so much today — with Brenna Skye Costin.
OK…All for now! I know there will be another stagedoor video “soon” but it is not ready yet.
I will also add if something more comes up!