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

Tickets on sale for touring Broadway production of ‘Beautiful–The Carole King Musical’ at Eisenhower

The national tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit “Beautiful—The Carole King Musical,” about the life of the groundbreaking singer-songwriter, will make its Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State premiere with seven performances Feb. 19–24 at Eisenhower Auditorium. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19–23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 23–24.

Purchase tickets, which are $68 and $59 for an adult, $50 and $41 for a University Park student, and $53 and $44 for a person 18 and younger. A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

“Beautiful” tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. She started as part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, continued her career in a relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, and later became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Watch a preview of “Beautiful.”

The original Broadway cast recording of “Beautiful—The Carole King Musical” won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The production features an array of beloved songs written by the Goffin/King and Mann/Weil teams, 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” features a book by Tony- and Academy Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince.

Find more information about the production.

Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, will be available for the Feb. 24 matinee at no extra cost to ticket holders. Reservations for audio description are required by Feb. 8. Phone 814-238-0132 to reserve the service.