Why See Beautiful: The Carole King Musical?
Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', we learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.
Featuring songs from her back catalogue, as a solo artist and co-writer, Beautiful revisits 'Uptown,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' and 'You've Got a Friend', amongst many more, with touching grace, proving it's much more than just another jukebox musical.
The road to stardom...
Before rising to one of the 20th Century's best-selling stars, plain Carol Klein was a talented teenager, living in Brooklyn and making music. But it's her co-writing, with husband Gerry Goffin that gets her noticed. Breaking through into the music business as a songwriter for some of the day's biggest artists, she discovers there is more to juggle whilst following her dreams. All is not what it seems with her fairy-tale life. It's only when we fall, that we learn to fly.
Lose yourself in the Tony winning Beautiful on it's first national tour, and see the journey that led to finding her true voice.
DID YOU KNOW?
'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', penned with Goffin, was Carol's first Number One hit, when she was just 17!
Opening night: 9 October 2018
Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards.
Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Cast and Creative
Sarah Bockel as Carole King
Dylan S. Wallach as Gerry Goffin
Alison Whitehurst as Cynthia Weil
Jacob Heimer as Barry Mann
James Clow as Don Kirshner
Suzanne Grodner as Genie Klein
Mckynleigh Alden Abraham, Jordan Edwin Andrew, Tynia Brandon, John Michael Dias, Matt Faucher, Kaylee Harwood, Willie Hill, Alia Hodge, James Michael Lambert, Traci Elaine Lee, Marla Louissaint, Dimitri Joseph Moise, Elena Ricardo, Avery Smith, Michael Stiggers, Jr., Alexis D. Tidwell, Kristopher Stanley Ward, Alison Whitehurst.
Book by - Douglas McGrath
Director - Mark Bruni
Producer - Paul Blake
Choreographer - Josh Prince
Musical Direction -Jason Howland
Set Design - Derek McLane
Costume Design - Alejo Vietti
Lighting Design - Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design - Brian Ronan
Wig and Hair Design - Charles G. LaPointe
Orchestrations and Music Arrangements - Steve Sidwell
Music Co-ordination - John Miller
2014 Tony awards
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Jessie Mueller
Best Sound Design of a Musical
2014 DRAMA DESK AWARDS
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Anika Larsen
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Brian Ronan
What we thought
Flawless inspiring REMARKABLE
What a remarkable, NATURAL WOMAN! Totally inspiring.
In 2018, we are not surprised by the teenyboppers moving through the music industry at a rapid rate producing hit songs, and then disappearing from the limelight almost as quickly as they shot to fame. However, in the late 1950s, it was certainly a surprRead full review
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14 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)
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