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Clay Aiken attends "IDOL: The Musical"

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Clay Aiken attends "IDOL: The Musical"#1
Posted: 7/28/07 at 9:12pm
yes, he was there last night and it was HYSTERICAL. He laughed throught the whole thing and was the first to give a standing ovation. Here's a littte bit about it from a clay Fansite:

Clay Attends "Idol The Musical" on Friday Night

According to iluvmusic2 at The Clayboard, Stripedshirt at Clayversity was lucky enough to go see "Idol The Musical" on Friday night, and Clay and his entourage showed up there on the same night! What are the chances of that happening?

Here is the report from Stripedshirt:
reporting from striped.... at CV:

I cannot believe my luck tonight.

I went to see IDOL THE MUSICAL.....and guess who shows up? CLAY!!! He brought the posse w/ him - Angela, Quiana, Mary, Jerome, Jamie, plus the girl who we lovingly dub 'Sweater Girl' & an unidentified male (I think it's Sweater Girl's date) I cannot believe of all nights I wound buying a tkt to the show, that he would come finally come & see it for himself.

And guess what? he liked it! Even though parts of the show were so cheesy & ridiculous, he liked it!

He did not boo, hiss or hurl things on the stage. When the show ended, he was the first to stand up & give a standing ovation, which the kids up there REALLY appreciated. The kids were on their full A Game tonight & acted very well, I was so proud of them. I don't know how many of you here have seen the musical - so you may not connect immediately to what I'm trying to say, especially the scenes I'm describing - but this is the best I can as far as connecting those moments to the looks on Clay's face.

Here are what I can gather:

Clay arrived quietly w/ his crew into the theatre around 8:20 - and there were some gasps in the audience when they realize he was inside - and I had a perfect view of him from where I sat, which was off the side, diagonal. Clay was sandwiched btwn Mary & Sweater Chick, Jamie sat w/ Jerome who took an aisle seat. Jerome was so big, his legs stuck out on the sides. I could've tapped him if I wanted but I kept quiet & observed Clay. Quiana & Angela sat one row behind them.

The minute they all seated, the lights dimmed & the 1st no. 'Idolize' started. The actors attacked it w/ so vigor & verocity that it was overwhelming to watch w/ Clay in the audience, & I had a difficult time trying to figure out who to keep my eyes on - him or the actors who were ripping into the no. My eyes were flipping backm & forth..... And Clay's reactions to this were priceless!!! Oh my god - it killed me not to be able to take a photo of his facial expressions when he was watching the 1st no. - he had the program book open, and up against his face, covering his mouth and nose - and when the Flat Clay was unveiled, he jerked in his seat, sending the program flying onto Mary's lap, which he quickly retrieved. Part of the time he was bending to whisper something into either Mary's ear or Sweater Girl's ear. The other times he watched w/ his finger to his lips, taking it all in, or cringing from some of the nos. making his chin disappear into his neck. Everyone around him were choking, they were laughing so hard, & it was real funny watching Jerome wipe his eyes. At one point Clay even yelped 'oh god!'

I can only remember bits & pieces of what I saw of Clay because there were moments I was watching the musical, which has improved some since the first time I saw it the first wk it opened; alot of subtle edits have been done, as well as additions. One of them, was the 'armrest' bit - the cowboy had his feet on the armrest of the couch, prompting the girl Alex, the grease faced gas station attendant, to shout "Get your foot off my armrest!" I missed Clay's reaction on that one, I don't know if audience caught that one, but I'm sure he must've snickered. I did not miss his reaction to the "I'm NOT Kelly Ripa" bit - he nodded his head & clapped his hands for that one.

And the far funniest moments was during the "Burning Hunk of Clay"/Claygasm no. when the actress was making out w/ the Clay bust, then started to remove her cardigan, skirt & pulled out the whip, screaming, "Oh Clay, OH CLAY" his eyes got so big I thought they were going to pop. Mary was shaking all over laughing.

The actors all had their eyes on the left side of the house where Clay sat during the finale, & when they all took a bow one by one, it was almost as if they were saluting Clay. It was a cool moment.
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Here's the link in case anybody wanted to see:

http://cdd.blogspot.com/
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Judging by the bad reviews this skit has received, the article will be viewed more than the show.
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there have been no official reviews yet, as the show is still in previews. It opens August 1st with a completely new cast and re-written book.
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I find it seriously creepy the Clay Aiken fans believe themselves to be on a first name basis with his "posse" members.
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re: Clay Aiken attends 'IDOL: The Musical'#5
Posted: 7/28/07 at 10:01pm
Wow, glad to hear that 1 person appreciated the show. Many, many, MANY people walked out throughout the intermission-less show when I attended. No air conditioning, people fanning themselves like crazy, starring high school students who all had their "Off-Off-Broadway debuts" according to the program. After each song, we had 2 or 3 people climbing over others to walk out and leave. In all my years of theater-going, I've never seen a show that was THAT bad that so people walked out during the performance. "The worst show I've ever seen" was the comment I heard from the woman next to me.

Updated On: 7/28/07 at 10:01 PM
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re: Clay Aiken attends 'IDOL: The Musical'#6
Posted: 7/29/07 at 12:26am
Why does Clay have to show up a week after I went?! But OMG! that was by far the worst show I've ever seen and I'm beyond obsessed with Idol and have been a "claymate" for 4 years. I felt bad for the actors b/c they are a part of it. Clay must have been about to wet his pants though. The song "Burning Hunk of Clay" was the only good part of the show. It was histerical! Thank goodness for it! We would have walked out of the theater but there was only 16 people, including us, in the audience and no intermission, so we had to stay.
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It's creepy that they watched him more than the show itself.
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It's creepy that they watched him more than the show itself.

I've done that before. I won't deny that it's creepy though.
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I find it seriously creepy the Clay Aiken fans believe themselves to be on a first name basis with his "posse" members.

It's creepy that they watched him more than the show itself.

Oh kids... this is seriously just scratching the surface of how creepy a lot of the "claymates" are... y'all have no idea. Unless you have seen the Clambulance and the Pink Claydies for yourself, you will not understand the level of dysfunction...
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re: Clay Aiken attends 'IDOL: The Musical'#10
Posted: 7/29/07 at 8:48am
Aww chill. Its no different than cheese-hat wearing Green Bay Packers fans,Trekkies, Rocky Horror cultists or X-Filers. Fans are going to act like fans. The Parrot Heads don't give a damn if you approve of them. So a couple of them are outrageous, I doubt the claymates are worried about you, they're too busy having fun.

If Beyonce or Timberlake showed up in the audience one night, you'd stare too, don't even lie.
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re: Clay Aiken attends 'IDOL: The Musical'#11
Posted: 7/29/07 at 10:44am
Awwww.... Gots ta love the Gayken!!!
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re: Clay Aiken attends 'IDOL: The Musical'#12
Posted: 7/29/07 at 11:23am
I was at a Clay concert in Newark last night, and he mentioned seeing Idol. His descriptions of it were hilarious, I only wish I could've been there to see his reactions.
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re: Clay Aiken attends 'IDOL: The Musical'#13
Posted: 7/29/07 at 11:28am
it really was hysterical. Me and about 7 of my friends went and we were dying in the back of the theater, only 2 rows behind Clay.
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re: Clay Aiken attends 'IDOL: The Musical'#14
Posted: 7/29/07 at 1:06pm
I have 6 more days to go till he's here at The Greek Theater. I love that venue, I downloaded some audio from his concert last night in NJ. Awesome.
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re: Clay Aiken attends 'IDOL: The Musical'#15
Posted: 8/2/07 at 12:25am
The show is actually quite good! There is an entirely new cast with an entirely new script. And I was also there the night that Clay saw the show, and happen to get to meet him after the show with the cast, and he enjoyed the show. And just like what was said previously, there are no reviews out about this show, the critics are not coming to review the show and the new cast till next week. Stop saying negative stuff about something you have no idea about...thanks!

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