An incredibly charming based-on-a-true story musical is coming back to Seattle. For two nights (three performances) only, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” will play at The Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle April 8 & 9, 2022.
When I saw this musical live in 2016, I was blown away by how many songs I knew that Carole King wrote in her career – songs often sung by other artists and bands. As the show description shares, “along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.” There’s more than one reason the soundtrack won the 2015 Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theatre Album.”
Fun fact: this national tour of “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” includes cast member Rachel Coloff as Genie Klein, a Pacific Northwest actor from Puyallup, Washington:
“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” is a wonderful journey filled with fantastic music.
Full show description from Broadway at the Paramount:
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.
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.
Featuring 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 has a book by Tony Award® nominee and Academy Award®-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album.