Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Review

by Franklin Kennedy


Where can I even start to talk about Beautiful?! It was truly one of the best shows that I have seen, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to watch such an amazing production. I have been a fan of the musical ever since it came to DPAC in 2015, and my family can attest to the fact that I can often be heard singing or humming one of Carole King’s many great songs.

Beautiful is a tribute musical to the extremely talented Carole King, songwriter of “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Natural Woman,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and many, many more. The musical portrays Carole King’s story throughout her entire life, including her on-top-of-the-world moments, as well as her deepest and darkest times. In addition to this, Beautiful shows the inspiration behind Carole King’s songs, something that is unique to this musical. Throughout the entire show, the audience got a hint into who the famous musician is and how her life shaped her music. The heartwarming story caused every single audience member to have deep compassion for her and also to become her greatest fan.

All in all, Beautiful: the Carole King Musical was absolutely phenomenal, and I am so glad that I was able to see this one-of-a-kind show!!