Keala Settle, Craig Laurie, Bill Nolte and More Will Join Clay Aiken in Ogunquit's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
By Andrew Gans
Former "American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken will don a multicolor dreamcoat this summer at The Ogunquit Playhouse.
The multi-platinum recording artist will portray Joseph in the theatre company's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Performances are scheduled for July 31-Aug. 25.
Aiken will be joined by the newly announced 2013 Tony nominee Keala Settle as the Narrator, Craig Laurie as Reuben and The Butler, Bill Nolte as Jacob, Potiphar and the Baker, Matthew Ragas as the Pharaoh, Alex Puette as Levi and Nicholas Ward as Judah.
The musical will be directed and choreographed by Ogunquit Playhouse associate producer Jayme McDaniel with musical direction by Eric Alsford.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, according to the Playhouse, brings the "Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors to vibrant life in a delightful musical parable. The musical is set to cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso, to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll" that includes the songs “Go, Go, Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do.”
Clay Aiken became a household name while appearing on the second season of "American Idol." His debut album "Measure of a Man" skyrocketed to multi-platinum status. Aiken has launched ten national concert tours, authored a New York Times best-selling memoir, "Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life," and released several albums. He made his Broadway debut as Sir Robin in the Tony Award-winning production of Spamalot in 2008 and 2009.
Single ticket prices range from $39-$78. For tickets call the Box Office at (207) 646-5511 or visit Ogunquitplayhouse.org.
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