Clay Aiken Musical Coming to Broadway
Preview performances for “IDOL: The Musical begin OFF-BROADWAY at the 45th Street Theatre on Thursday, July 5th. Produced by the Syracuse Civic Theatre’s TODD ELLIS, “IDOL” is being directed by BILL BOLAND who also wrote the show’s book. JON BALCOURT composed the music. Mr. Balcourt and Mr. Boland co-wrote the lyrics.
SYNOPSIS: “IDOL: The Musical” is a satirical musical comedy that focuses on the outrageous and delusional fan base of the hit television show. The musical takes place in Steubenville, Ohio where a group of dork-like students are preparing for their high school graduation after which they are determined to drag themselves out of the dregs of the middle-of-nowhere. There are eight of them; all belonging to the same cult-like club that meets daily in a barn that doubles as a shrine to CLAY AIKEN. The are actively ridiculed by the rest of Steubenville; a humiliating situation that doesn’t deter their quest for all things CLAY. They are victims of A.D.D., Ritalin, their misguided obsessions and their innocent longing for their elusive “15 minutes”. One of them pumps gas. One of them is home-schooled. One of them is a genius. And one of them is a basketball phenom who would rather be a Chippendales dancer. The other four have equally bizarre back-stories too complicated to tell here; but suffice it to know that the real bad-guy of the piece is a total harpy named Adrienne. She gives new meaning to the word villain. The story heats up when the mid-American leg of the “IDOL TOUR”, starring CLAY AIKEN, is announced to be playing Chicago, Memphis, Louisville, Scranton, Charleston, Greensboro, Roanoke and Steubenville. STEUBENVILLE ! False idols are a tricky bunch. Especially those that have lost national singing contests. GO ASK CLAY. I THINK HE’LL KNOW.
Clay Aiken ‘Idol’ Worship Coming To Broadway (Access Hollywood)
Ah yes, A.D.D.