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Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Before I saw Beautiful- The Carole King Musical, I wasn’t convinced that it would end up being one of my favorite musicals, but after witnessing it, I realized just how wrong I was. Beautiful, which ran at the Orpheum Theatre from November 18th to November 29th, tells the…Continue
The lights went down and then came back up on a blue lit stage, on which there was only a grand piano. Sitting at the piano a woman with long wavy hair, wearing a blue formal gown. She began singing and it was clear that this woman was none other than Carole King, or in this case, Abby Mueller portraying her. Beautiful The Carole King Musical tells this story, as much as other people weave in and out of her life, the story is about Carole King and a…Continue
I hate jukebox musicals. They always bore me and I never am fully invested in their story because the songs never seem to fit together well in my mind. Going into “Beautiful” last Friday night, I was expecting to feel disengaged and very bored. I was pleasantly surprised when the opposite came true. Carole King’s journey took hold of my attention as soon as Carole King, Abby Mueller, walked on stage to a grand piano in front of 60s decor. Telling her career story with a side of her personal…Continue
TC Daily Planet 5/16Jay Gabler, Front Row Seat,When a movie critic says something my dad doesn't agree with, Dad will grunt. "Those critics see too many movies! They have no idea what the average…Continue
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SpotLight's Critical Review Program gives high school students the opportunity to attend and review touring Broadway productions and SpotLight school productions. Critical Review is part of a larger curriculum that teaches communication skills, and enhances critical thinking and creative response. As part of this program, students receive study guides and press kits before the show, learn from experts including local theatre critics, playwrights and actors who discuss topics from lighting design to choreography, and in some cases, have expanded access to the Broadway touring cast and crew.
This program is funded through the generous support of Fred and Ann Moore.