Here are five fun trivia questions to know the answers to before you check out Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is taking it’s show from The Great White Way all around the country spreading the joy that their show brings to cities all over the United States. Before it stops here in Orlando at the Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center on May 13-15, 2022 I thought you might be interested in a bit of trivia to get you excited about the show before you go!
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a show based on the life of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King. What name was Carole given at birth?
Carol Joan Klein was born in Manhattan in 1942 & grew up in Brooklyn New York. She later changed her name to Carole King when she formed a band called the Co-Sines.
At what age did Carole King begin playing piano and who taught her?
Carole King began playing piano at the age of 4, taught by her mother.
What major accomplishment had she achieved by the age of 17?
She wrote her first number one hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” for The Shirelles at age 17.
In 1971 King released Tapestry. How many weeks was it #1 on the Billboard Chart? How long did it stay on the chart in total?
The album was #1 on the Billboard Charts for 15 weeks and remained on the list for more than six years.
What is Carole & her daughter Louise’s connection to the show Gilmore Girls (which King appeared in three Gilmore Girls episodes as music store owner Sophie Bloom)?
Her song “Where You Lead (I Will Follow) was also Gilmore Girls’ theme song! It was sung with her daughter Louise.
And now for the real question… Will we see you back in the theater for Beautiful:The Carole King Musical? Tickets are limited, but still available & you can find more information here.
About the show:
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 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, Beautiful has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Price and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album.