Connect to the Stories Behind the Songs at Beautiful-The Carol King Musical

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How do I even begin to share how amazing Beautiful – The Carol King Musical is?

I vaguely knew about Carol King’s music because I have memories of my mom humming along to her songs in the kitchen when they played on the radio. Watching the musical stirred up memories of her and a deeper connection for the emotions behind the songs.

I think most people in the audience felt connected to Carol’s songs in some way, whether her music was from their generation or their parents’. I will warn you that you will want to download her album “Tapestry” after watching the musical if don’t already have it. The cast did a fantastic job of conveying the story behind the songs, which will make you love them even more.

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The musical will also give you a greater appreciation for Carol’s songwriting talent that created chart topping hits for popular artists, who give fantastic performances.

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The Plot

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 and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

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BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry 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.

A Sneak Peak

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Performance Schedule


Tuesday 5/2 7:30 PM

Wednesday 5/3 7:30 PM

Thursday 5/4 7:30 PM

Friday 5/5 8 PM

Saturday 5/6 2 PM, 8 PM

Sunday 5/7 1 PM, 6:30 PM

Tuesday 5/9 7:30 PM

Wednesday 5/10 7:30 PM

Thursday 5/11 7:30 PM

Friday 5/12 8 PM

Saturday 5/13 2 PM, 8 PM

Sunday 5/14 1 PM, 6:30 PM

                                Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing musical!

You can find out more information from the Broadway in Cincinnati website. 

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Playing at

Aronoff Center for the Arts located at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati.

*Photo credit for all images in the post: Joan Marcus


Disclosure: I received tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

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