Thursday, October 27, 2016

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical plays Spokane

Get your tickets to the not-to-miss limited engagement before "It's too late BABY" 


For me, lyrics are often more important than the music and almost always more important than the singer. Now when you have the trifecta of lyrics, music and voice you get a hit that can become timeless. 

Before she was Carole King, superstar—she was Carol Klein, stubborn teenage songwriter. That determined young lady's music would become the soundtrack to a generation. All songs written by Goffin and King except as noted. 

Here's the musical line up. 

Act 1
"Overture" - Orchestra
"So Far Away" - Carole King
"Oh! Carol" - Neil Sedaka
(music and lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield)†
"1650 Broadway Medley" - Ensemble
(arranged by Douglas McGrath, music and lyrics by various artists)
"It Might as Well Rain Until September" - Carole
"Be-Bop-A-Lula" (music and lyrics by Tex Davis and Gene Vincent) - Ensemble†
"Some Kind of Wonderful" - Carole, Gerry Goffin and The Drifters
"Happy Days Are Here Again" - Cynthia Weil
(music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
"Take Good Care of My Baby" - Gerry and Carole
"Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" - Barry Mann
(music and lyrics by Mann and Goffin)†
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - Carole
"He's Sure the Boy I Love" - Cynthia and Barry
(music and lyrics by Mann and Weil)
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Reprise) - The Shirelles
"Up on the Roof" - Gerry and The Drifters
"On Broadway" - The Drifters
(music and lyrics by Mann, Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
"The Locomotion" - Little Eva and Ensemble
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" - The Righteous Brothers
(music and lyrics by Mann, Weil and Phil Spector)
"One Fine Day" - Janelle, Carole, and Ensemble
Act 2
"Chains" - Carole and Ensemble
"Walking in the Rain" - Barry and Cynthia
(music and lyrics by Mann, Weil and Spector)
"Pleasant Valley Sunday" - Marilyn Wald, Gerry, Carole and Ensemble
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" - Barry
(music and lyrics by Mann and Weil)
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Reprise) - Carole†
"Uptown" (music and lyrics by Mann and Weil) - Ensemble
"It's Too Late" (music by King; lyrics by Toni Stern) - Carole
"You've Got a Friend" - Carole, Barry, Cynthia and Don
(music and lyrics by King)
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - Carole and Ensemble
(music and lyrics by Goffin, King and Gerald Wexler)
"Beautiful" (music and lyrics by King) - Carole
"I Feel the Earth Move" - Carole King and Ensemble
(music and lyrics by King)

About her story: 
The determined teenager didn't give up on her dreams refusing the word "No" from record business. Success was granted in her twenties as she had a husband and collaborator she adored and was writing hits after hit for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. 

Life was, well...beautiful. And then suddenly it wasn't. In the case of Carol King the song played on and there was a return to brilliance around the bend. 

"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."

Thanks WestCoast Entertainment! 

Details on the engagement:
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
November 9 – 13, 2016
INB Performing Arts Center
For tickets:  wcebroadway.com
 
Direct ticketing link:
http://ev3.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=BBE&linkID=twcorp-ewce&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode&_ga=1.32495674.525604879.1444669036  

Here's a sneak preview 
https://youtu.be/1DkYnBG03-g
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