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
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The first thing I noticed when I walked into the Theater was the grand piano. To me a grand piano means talent and joy so I then knew this musical would be full of that. The fist scene was Carole King with beautiful hair and singing the opening song. It was simply amazing. Then show went on and Carol was following her dream but the whole time she completely changed, different hairstyle and outfit. I was confused if they were the same person to later find out that it was the new Carol…Continue
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, begins with a catchy overture, then transitions to Carnegie Hall, 1971, with Carole King playing piano and singing "So Far Away”. The rest of the show is a flashback to how she became Carole King as we know her today. Her story begins at sixteen, when she is begging her mother to let her go try to sell her song (“It Might as Well Rain Until September”) to Don Kirshner. While at 1650 Broadway, Carole meets Gerry, who will become…Continue
Beautiful the Carol King Musical lights up the Orpheum theater, with a broadway telling of the life of the beloved song writer, and performer Carol King. This show draws a crowd of women in their 50s and 60s who have perhaps attended one too many Carol King concerts. The approval from the audience is over whelming, showing that this broadway telling wasn’t too over the top.
Beautiful is kept very honest and true to the time by showing different small group performances, but…
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, manages to stay nostalgic yet modern, attesting to just how timeless King’s music is; just ask the middle aged women dancing in their seats and the teenagers slyly bopping their heads. Based on the life of the legendary Carole…Continue
We Will Love Her Tomorrow, and Every Day After
Of all the people to write a Broadway musical about, why Carole King? Why does she deserve a Tony Award-winning hit show? Once you see Beautiful: The Carole King musical, you will understand. It is currently playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis through November 29. It stars Abby Mueller in the title role, achieving success in portraying Carole King in her own style while…Continue
Beautiful is truly the perfect word to describe the new jukebox musical about the colossal sensation, Carole King. Beautiful is a show about turning lemons into lemonade. It’s about transitions, it’s about relationships, and it’s about the ways we can support one another to bring out the best traits in our fellow humans. Almost everyone knows Carole King or at least has heard one of her groovy tunes, but not…Continue
This show makes any person want to start following their dreams. Carole King’s mother wanted her to be a teacher, but she listened to her heart and became a songwriter. The…Continue
Singer/songwriter and musical icon Carole King helped shape the music scene of the 60’s and 70’s, and her story as well as her music continue to bring inspiration with the new show, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. This biographical musical uses King’s own songs and other songs from the era to tell her story. The show opened on Broadway in January of 2014 starring Jessie Mueller as Carole King. The national tour came to Minneapolis Wednesday night…Continue
“What can you say in three minutes or less?” Gerry Goffin would ask. The answer is many things, but one hundred and eighty seconds is not enough time to describe every reason why Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is so worth seeing. Directed by Marc Bruni, the musical synopsis of the groundbreaking Carole King’s life is an energetic performance bound to thaw anyone’s heart. From the 1940’s-1970’s, taking place in the music world of New York, we see how…Continue
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
The national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, currently being performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, brings to life the captivating story of a woman whose music still inspires people today. Though Carole King’s life was fraught with marital troubles and the competition and anxiety…Continue
Currently running at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical has an intangible authenticity to it that takes the work and life story of the most influential female songwriter of all time and creates an emotional masterpiece. The musical is far more than a medley of King’s greatest hits, but an inspiring story of overcoming the odds, a message that transcends generations. The libretto for Beautiful is a mixture of Carole King’s earliest…Continue
The much anticipated Broadway production Beautiful - The Carole King Musical opened to a full house at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday, November 18th. I enjoyed the vibrant, lively production of the rise to stardom of legendary songwriter and performer, Carole King. Far from an easy road to fame and fortune, Beautiful beautifully presents the highs and lows of King’s life in a radiant, hilarious, and heartfelt show.
On Wednesday night, I had the pleasure of going to see the opening night performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Orpheum Theatre. Before learning about the show, I had never heard of Carole King before. Her songs had never come under my radar and I knew nothing about her life story. However, after watching the show, I can honestly say that I know I’ve been missing out. The show is a wonderful representation of her legacy and made me want…Continue
Happy Days Are Here Again on the night you go see Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. Everything from the inspiring story to the vocals to the set is phenomenal; you truly feel like you are in a Broadway theatre.
Beautiful first opened in San Francisco in 2013 and was completely sold out. It soon moved to Broadway and began previews in the fall of 2015. It was an instant hit providing audiences with the inspiring idea that anything is possible through trials and…Continue
Carole King: one of the most iconic singer/songwriters of the 1960’s. Born with the last name of Klein, Carole took the stage name of King for a larger stage presence. Even if she hadn’t changed her name, King would’ve still had the major influence on rock and roll music as we know it today. With her interesting life story, she definitely deserves a musical in her honor.The Orpheum had a different feeling than I have come to know on Wednesday night. The crowd seemed…Continue