Clay Aiken – “Will Bring You To Your Feet”

It is always exciting to share positive reviews about Clay Aiken.  On Monday, Broadway World published their review of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  The review is written by Scott Moreau.  Moreau is not only an accomplished musical theatre actor, but also a professional director. He wrote the following:

…First and foremost, I will have to say that I have never watched American Idol. I’ve never been a big fan of the show’s concept, nor am I really a fan of “pop” music. That said, I was BLOWN AWAY by Clay Aiken in the title role. His voice sounds limitless in the role to the point that it almost sounds TOO EASY for his versatile voice. I found myself wondering how many keys had been raised, or how many times he was singing an octave above what was written. His vocal display is truly astounding, and more than that it is always clear as bell and you never struggle to understand what he is singing. It was also refreshing to see a different take on JOSEPH; often times actors choose to make him boastful and almost full of himself. You can see from the very start that Mr. Aiken is a shy, humble JOSEPH who longs to be accepted by his brothers and it’s his naïveté that brings upon his misfortune, not ill will. I was more than surprised by his turn in the second act as the Pharaoh’s right hand man who attempts to trick his brothers. And his rendition of “Close Every Door” will bring you to your feet…

…All in all, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at The Ogunquit Playhouse is a dazzling theatrical experience from start to finish. JOSEPH may have been done the world over, and you may have seen it a handful of times, but I doubt you have ever seen a production quite like this. Some theatergoers may complain that JOSEPH… is a fluffy piece of music theatre; are you seeing Medea? No. But if you are lucky enough to get tickets to Ogunquit’s latest hit, I assure you that your expectations of the show will be met and exceeded. For tickets and more information, please visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Moreau has more positive remarks about the Ogunquit Playhouse and their production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  You can read the entire article at BROADWAYWORLD

The following are some great stagedoor pictures.  A big thank you to those who share the pictures with us.

The following is another wonderful video of the stagedoor.

 

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Comments

  1. This review is riveting! It confirms everything we have always admired and enjoyed from Clay on stage in a most official manner. I agree totally with Mr. Moreau that Clay’s rendition of Joseph as a shy and humble young man is refreshing and that it is his brothers’ jealousy that formats ill will and treachery. I also agree that Clay’s musical range appears unending and effortless. The review came out on my birthday and was the most fantastic present I have ever received!

  2. Loved the video, photos and the wonderful comments about Clay, so happy for him! Thanks Musicfan xox.

  3. I saw Clay in Joseph at the matinee on Wed. 8/7.Got home from Ogunquit on Sat and tried to log into CANN…no luck. Finally, it works today (Mon) hurray! I picked up a copy of Tourist News while in ME. There is a wonderful article about the play written by Dan Marois in the Aug 8 – 13 vol. 55, No. 13 titled 'Clay Aiken Stars in Ogunquit's Spectacular Joseph'. Here is a quote "The Ogunquit Playhouse could not have made a better choice by casting Aiken. He's a proven singer and confidently belts out the show standards, 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Close Every Door'." Try finding the article at http://www.touristnewsonline.com.

    • Emily…so sorry that you had trouble getting to CANN. But,a big thank you for trying again. Also, a big thank you to the link to the tourist news review. I will check it out.

  4. Stellar article about our guy! Why don't more people in the industry "get it" like this man does. Maybe Clay chooses his projects carefully, and only goes for the ones that are a good fit for HIM. Who knows, but I sure am glad he took THIS one! Only three more days till I meet my girlfriends and we see Clay Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday matinee! Musicfan, I finally got my CANN delivered to my mailbox this morning. I was having fits, lol. I accessed it on Facebook yesterday so all is good!

  5. What a wonderful review of Clay. I am truly loving the positive press that he is getting. And he deserves it so much. I missed your email yesterday Musicfan…but I realized that you are on vacation, so never thought too much about it. Nice to receive it this morning.

    Hope Clay is healed and ready to go tonight!!!! Love the stage door videos as well.

  6. What a wonderful review. I’m so happy for Clay and the whole cast. Maybe Clays next cd should be a Broadway cd including Close Every Door.

  7. what a wonderfull revew of clay i am verry happy for clay and the hole intire cast im thinking that mabe clays next cd should mabe be a broad way cd of clay singinf broadway songs like close every door and some spamalot songs

  8. Amazing article – giving credit where credit is due, finally!! So happy for Clay that people are
    "standing up" for his amazing talent. (literally)!!! Agree with gaymarie – I have always thought that
    Clay chooses what he feels right about doing. I don't think he does a thing haphazardly!! He listens
    to and uses his own voice! He is to be admired!

  9. I loved this review! Also enjoyed the pictures. I am so glad for those going that Clay is coming out to the stage door after the play. What a treat!

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