BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical

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 20s, she 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, and ultimately 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, 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.

Sponsored by Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vanderheyden and KCBX 90.1 FM 


Presented by Cal Poly Arts


Harold Miossi Hall
Venue Info ›


Act I: 65 mins
Act II: 60 mins
20 min intermission




Ages 5+


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“A MUST-SEE! It’s a rich thrill to see the musical BEAUTIFUL, whether you’re a King fan or you’re fascinated by the music business.”