Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 7:00pm
Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 7:00pm
“A MUST-SEE! It’s a rich thrill to see the new musical Beautiful, whether you’re a King fan or you’re fascinated by the music business.”
– NBC TV
Long before she was Carole King the 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 took home two 2014 Tony Awards and a 2015 Grammy Award, with a book by Tony Award-nominee and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince.
Farm to Table Menu | 5:30pm *both shows have a dinner
Cal Poly Arts
by Drs. Edwin & Janet Chen Hayashi and Dr. Howard & Stephanie Hayashi, Richard & Catherine Luckett, KSBY-TV