Clay Aiken – A Few Days In Ogunquit


July 31, 2013 was a special night at the Ogunquit Playhouse.  It was the opening of the musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Clay Aiken.

The late summer run of “Joseph” was a huge success.  It brought fans from all over the world to see Clay perform in the show and critics showered Clay and the Playhouse with rave reviews.

Maine and the town of Ogunquit earned many fans too.  The beautiful area was a wonderful place to visit and see the sites…and, oh boy…those lobster rolls were special.

Broadway World published their positive review of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  The review was written by Scott Moreau.  Moreau is not only an accomplished musical theatre actor, but also a professional director. The review was very long, but the following was especially nice to read:

…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 the Ogunquit Playhouse…

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 stage door was busy after each performance.  Almost every member of the cast came out and signed programs and said hello to the fans.

The Ogunquit Playhouse posted the following pictures and video of the show.

I feel so fortunate that I was able to spend a few days in Ogunquit and see Clay in his role of Joseph.

It was a wonderful way to end an exciting summer!

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  1. I was so fortunate to go to Ogunquit as well. Loved Clay in this, and the play itself was wonderful. Good times for sure.

  2. I would love to see Clay in another Broadway show and display his many talents! Thank you for sharing the articles and pictures of OMC!

  3. I too was so fortunate to travel across the country to see Clay in Joseph!!! I sure wish that someday Clay will again perform in a play so many others can witness his immense talent…which we have known for 14 years!!!!

  4. I’ve always wondered about the Joseph musical. This was a very informative post. I think Clay really loved such productions I just think the repetition was burdensome. The video sure gave a good picture of what this musical was all about. Thank you very much for creating this post. ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay. Bravo!

  5. Ogunquit, Maine was the most exquisite part of the country I have ever visited because of Clay. At first nobody knew where it was, then weren't sure how the town was pronounced or spelled! Welllll, it didn't take long for us to figure it out! We all went but unfortunately we went mostly at different times. No matter cos everybody had a GREAT TIME seeing Clay!!! Eeeeee!!! I would go there again in a heartbeat!! #besttimeswithbestfriendsandclay!


  7. Clay was spectacular as Joseph. We enjoyed every moment of our time in Ogunquit and would love to go back some day. Found a great place for ice cream, too.

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