Review: Beautiful The Carole King Musical

WHAT A SHOW! Last night I headed to the Fisher Theatre in Downtown Detroit to catch the Broadway performance of Beautiful The Carole King Musical and WOW! Beautiful The Carole King Musical just moved into my top five musicals. Sara Shepard’s performance as Carole King was absolutely OUT OF THIS WORLD! Beautiful The Carole King Musical is playing in Detroit now through Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Beautiful The Carole King Music takes you on a journey of Carole Kings life. You learn about the songs she wrote, the friends she made, what she went through in her first married and of course leaving her husband to live her best life in California. The production is funny, engaging and one you just don’t want to end. In all honesty I cannot recommend Beautiful The Carole King Musical enough.

Synopsis of Beautiful The Carole King Musical

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 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.  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.

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