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By Melanie Colwell
November 20, 2017

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

The acclaimed musical based on King's rise to stardom has arrived at Sydney Lyric Theatre.
By Melanie Colwell
November 20, 2017

She became one of the most successful artists in pop music history with classic hits such as '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman', 'I Feel The Earth Move' and 'You've Got a Friend'. And now, the extraordinary story of Carole King has been immortalised into jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Following successful runs in the US and UK, the critically acclaimed production based on King's life has made its way to Australia. The local run, produced by Michael Cassel, arrived at Sydney Lyric Theatre in September and has already received a "cavalcade of glowing reviews".

Beautiful begins with King's early years as a teenage songwriter. It covers her time writing with husband Gerry Goffin for the likes of Aretha Franklin and The Drifters, and their playful rivalry with friends and writing partners, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The show then charts her personal success as a solo artist in the 1970s, cementing her iconic status on a global scale.

The Sydney production will run until the end of January 2018 before heading on to Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star, the musical also comes with several pre-theatre dining menus available from the likes of Balla (from $59) and BLACK Bar & Grill (from $79) where you can dig into burrata, pork terrine and barramundi and dine on oysters, gnocchi or angus fillet, respectively.


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical runs until the end of January 2018 at Sydney Lyric Theatre, before heading to Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Tickets start at $60.

Before the show in Sydney, you can book into pre-theatre dining at any of the restaurants at The Star, including Balla, BLACK Bar & Grill and Harvest Buffet, among others. Find out more about the dining packages here.

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