A must See show!
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend,
she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent.
Her music would become the soundtrack to a generation.
She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty, she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees.
But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her own voice and step into the spotlight.
BEAUTIFUL is the inspiring true story of King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and
song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Feel The Earth Move, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, One Fine Day, It’s Too Late, Tapestry and Locomotion.
What we thought of the show
We absolutely love it!
Esther Hannaford is incredible in the titular role. Her energy and smile are infectious. The diversity of her acting that can make you both laugh and cry within a single scene makes her character so endearing. Most of all, Esther’s voice will lift you up and move you to tears with its beautiful sound and raw emotion.
The supporting cast is very, very strong and gels together exceptionally well with their beautiful voices, wonderful acting skills, and brilliant chemistry. The ensemble is also very strong, adding beautiful singing and humorous choreography at times.
The set was simple, elegant, yet very effective and the costumes take you right back to the 60’s, 70’s and up to modern times. The music and band are outstanding and will have you wanting to sing and dance along in your seats.
Overall the show is a feel-good experience that you can bring the whole family to. It is impossible not to love the story of Carole King and to be inspired by her incredible life and contribution to the music industry.
This show is a must see!
Her Majesty’s Theatre
219 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Dates and times
16/02/2018 to 24/06/2018
2HRS 30 MIN (WITH A 20 MIN INTERVAL)