On June 21, 2010, Clay Aiken performed in a concert called Bringing Broadway Home. It was held at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The evening was a wonderful mix of performances by five talented performers who reminded the audience of the excitement of the music of Broadway.
One of the surprise highlights of the evening was Clay’s performance of Those Magic Changes, a song from the musical Grease. The song, usually considered a throwaway in the musical, was full of fun, and great vocals.
The audience, with the encouragement of Terrence Mann, participated in the fun rendition by clapping in rhythm as Clay showed that he could sing all types of music with panache and vocal agility. With the great performance of this song, I wondered who wrote it.
Jim Jacob and Warren Casey are best known as the co-authors of the hit musical Grease, a rock-n-roll parody of 1950s high school life. They wrote the book, music and lyrics of the hit musical that was a light musical romance about teenagers.
This special concert is one of my favorites by Clay. It really highlights Clay’s ability to sing all types of music!
The following is a video of Clay singing this fun song. It certainly brings out the smiles.