Soundtrack to a generation: “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the story of how Carole King finally managed to find her true voice. This renowned musical is coming to Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center November 28 through December 3, brought to Tulsa by Celebrity Attractions.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah.
She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams in Gerry Goffin and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.
With a book by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.
It wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including I Feel The Earth Move, One Fine Day, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, You’ve Got A Friend and the title song.
Beautiful welcomes Sarah Bockel as Carole King and Andrew Brewer as Gerry Goffin. Sarah Goeke plays Cynthia Weil and Jacob Heimer is Barry Mann.
The creative team of Beautiful also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design) and Brian Ronan (Sound Design). Also Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision) and John Miller (Music Coordination).
The show opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the theatre’s history.
Celebrity Attractions is a Tulsa-based company that has become a nationally recognized leader in the Broadway industry by presenting six Broadway Seasons in a four-state region, serving in key roles in Broadway trade organizations and associate producing 30 Broadway Shows.
Beautiful-The Carole King Musical comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for eight performances November 28 – December 3. Tickets may be purchased by calling (918) 596-7111 or (800) 364-7111, in person at the Tulsa PAC Ticket Office or online at MyTicketOffice.com.
Copyright The Gayly – November 21, 2017 @ 7:10 a.m. CST.