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BROADWAY’S “BEAUTIFUL--THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL” PREMIERES AT THE SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER NOV. 1-12
SARAH BOCKEL STARS AS CAROLE KING IN "BEAUTIFUL--THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL" WHICH PREMIERES AT THE SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY CENTER NOV. 1-12. PHOTO: MATTHEW MURPHY.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
N2Entertainment.net

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing will present the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit “Beautiful—The Carole King Musical" as part of the Broadway Sacramento Series at the Community Center Theater, Nov. 1–12.

The showstopping production is about the early life and career of legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, Carole King.

Although King might be a native New Yorker, her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” said producer Paul Blake. “I am thrilled that “Beautiful” continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our third amazing year on the road in the U.S. We are so grateful that close to four million audience members have fallen in love with Carole's story and her indelible music.”

With a book by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, “Beautiful” features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

"Beautiful" opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (125 West 43 Street) in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the Theatre’s history.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” (Ghostlight Records) won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and is available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl.

“Beautiful” launched its first US National Tour in September 2015, and is also currently playing internationally, with productions in Japan, Australia and touring the UK. An Award-winning production recently concluded its run in London’s West End after opening on February 25, 2015.

ABOUT CAROLE KING-- Long before she was Carole King, 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 twenties, 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” 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, King made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

“Beautiful” features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, 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.

The creative team of “Beautiful” also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision) and John Miller (Music Coordination).

Tickets for “Beautiful” start at $25 and are available now at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 557-1999.

They are also available at the Community Center Theater Box Office, or by calling (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com.

The Sacramento Community Center Theater is located at 1301 L Street in Sacramento. Groups of 12 or more can reserve tickets by calling (916) 557-1198.

Evening performances in the first week of the run are Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 PM; matinees are Thursday, Nov. 2, Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m.

Evening performances in the second week are Tuesday, November 7 through Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 p.m.; matinees are Thursday, November 9, Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.

For more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit BroadwaySacramento.com.