Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Event Slides Per Node 1415

  • A woman looks out and up while she sits in front of a grand piano.
  • "Out of control amazing!" - The Wall Street Journal. A woman with long wavy hair and wearing a dress plays a grand piano while she sings.
  • A woman sits in the center of a group of three men and a woman as she smiles and watches while two men appear to converse.
  • 2015 Grammy Award Winner. A woman smiles and sings into a suspended microphone.
  • A woman in a cocktail dress and 1960s-era hairstyle sings at a single microphone off to the side while three similarly dressed backup singers dance and croon into their shared mic.
  • "It's some kind of wonderful" - NY1. A young woman smiles at a grinning young man sitting beside her at a piano.


7:30 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2019
7:30 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:30 pm Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:30 pm Friday, February 22, 2019
2:00 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019
7:30 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019
2:00 pm Sunday, February 24, 2019

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—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, to 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 written by Goffin/King and Mann/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, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony Award-nominee and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince. The show took home two 2014 Tonys and the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance.

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Adult $68, $59
University Park Student $50, $41
18 and Younger $53, $44

BEAUTIFUL does not qualify for a discounted Choice series.

Group discounts are not available for 18-and-younger tickets.

Group discounts are not available for Friday and Saturday evening performances.

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Audio Description

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Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for the 2 p.m. Sunday, February 24, performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance of the performance. Phone 814-238-0132 to reserve this service.