Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by
Gerry Goffin & Carole King Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Music by Arrangement with Sony Music Publishing
Orchestrations, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements Steve Sidwell
Additional Music Arrangements by Jason Howland
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
From teen songwriter Carol Kline to chart topping musical phenom, Carole King, our show takes you on a journey of the renowned musical legend’s career. Carole fought tooth and nail to make her own way in the music industry – writing some of the most well-known songs for the hottest names in rock and roll of the day. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will fill your heart with “the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.”
Town’s Beautiful cast stars Heather Hinson (Bright Star) as Carole King. Her co-star in life and music, Gerry Goffin, is taken by David LaTorre (Moon Over Buffalo). Best friends and fellow writers Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann are in the capable hands of Kayla Nagy Welch (White Christmas) and Alex Cowsert (Grease). Music publisher Don Kirschner is played by Jeremy Hansard (Mary Poppins) with Carole’s mother, Genie Kline, being portrayed by Town newcomer, Jennifer Kraus.
A multitalented ensemble portrays Carole’s friends as well as some of the famous musical groups for whom she penned tunes. Making their Town debut as the Shirelles are Emely Capo-Potts, Dorcas Foster, Toni Hawkins and Nala Riley. Debuting at Town as the Drifters are John Ballard, Shun Cook, Nigel Grant and Chris Whitehead. Bill Bentley (The Music Man) and Von Huber (The Play That Goes Wrong) serenade us as the Righteous Brothers with Rachel Smith (A Toast to Town), Alyssa Wilson (The Wizard of Oz), Elizabeth Rawson and Jenna Sweeney (both of The Sound of Music) and Yvannah Willis, making her first appearance at Town, bringing down the house with their amazing vocals and dancing.
The live, on-stage band is led by Tom Beard and includes Greg Apple, Dennis Heaven, Aletha Jacobs, Bert Ligon and Charlie Polk. With favorites like “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Natural Woman,” Beautiful showcases groundbreaking music wrapped in the true story of an artist who moved the earth to become the voice of her generation.
Beautiful runs March 8-24 with 7:30 PM performances Thursdays through Saturdays and 3:00 PM Sunday matinees. Priority members can get tickets on Monday, February 19, regular members on Thursday, February 22. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, February 26.
Beautiful is directed by Hans Boeschen with Tom Beard serving as musical director and choreography provided by Roxanne Livingston Rich. Jeanette Beck provides vocal coaching assistance and Jillian Bigony serves as costumer. Set design is by Bob Bramhall, light design by Jeremy Hansard, sound design by Clark Wilson and stage management from Chelsey Art. The show is generously sponsored by Abacus Planning Group, Hood Construction and LS3P.