Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Her Music, Our MemoriesJune 12 – 18

An inspiring true story of a music legend, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical takes you on an unforgettable journey of a remarkable career. A tapestry of creativity and innovation, Carole King paved the way for female artists for generations to come. The musical’s Grammy Award-winning album features over two dozen pop classics including “It’s Too Late,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “I Feel the Earth Move.”

Performances begin at 8:15pm

Running Time: 2:40 Including Intermission


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Carole King

Muny: Legally Blonde (Vivienne Kensington), Les Misérables, The Pajama Game, Hello, Dolly!; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Wizard of Oz. Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (OBC), Paradise Square, Cry-Baby. National tour: Beautiful (Carole King), Legally Blonde (Kate/Chutney). Regional: Oliver! (Nancy, Human Race Theatre Company), Funny Girl (Fanny Brice, Drury Lane), Little Women (Jo March, Engeman Theater). Sara is so excited to be back at The Muny, where her professional career began, getting to play this iconic role.

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Cynthia Weil

is Broadway’s longest running Elphaba in Wicked. She replaced Idina Menzel on the national tour of If/Then and was also a part of the original Broadway company. Other credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair (OBC) and Rock of Ages (original off-Broadway company). Selected regional theatre credits include Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Paper Mill Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Broadway Sacramento, Casa Mañana and George Street Playhouse. Film/TV: Set It Up, The Magnificent Meyersons, Power Book II: Ghost; The Great Wall of Warren. Jackie has sung all over the world with Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer Frank Wildhorn. She most recently completed a successful run as the title character in the new musical Cowboy Bob and the leading role in the new musical A Walk on the Moon.

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Barry Mann

Broadway: Les Misérables (Gavroche), Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Barry Mann, Tony nomination), The Cher Show (Sonny Bono). New York: Hamlet (Hamlet). National tours: Les Misérables, Jersey Boys. Regional: Piece of My Heart (Bert Berns, New York Stage and Film), Presto Change-O (Michael, Barrington Stage), Roman Holiday (Irving Radovich, Golden Gate Theatre), The Cher Show (Sonny Bono, Nederlander Theatre), Bruce (Steven Spielberg, Seattle Rep). TV/Streaming: HalstonWormwoodA Killer PartyThe Kate (in concert, playing himself, Regional Emmy nomination). Jarrod tours the country with his critically acclaimed solo concerts and duet performances with his wife, Kelli Barrett, and has released two solo albums.

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Gerry Goffin

Broadway: Waitress (Dr. Pomatter), Escape to Margaritaville (Mr. Utley, u/s Tully). National tour: Waitress (Dr. Pomatter). Regional: Lend Me a Soprano (Leo, Alley Theatre, world premiere), Austen’s Pride (Mr. Darcy, 5th Avenue Theatre), Grey Gardens (Ahmanson), Prometheus Bound and Once (American Repertory Theater), Woyzeck (Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre). Film/TV: Younger (Rob Davis), The Blacklist (NBC), A Neighbor’s Vendetta (Tubi), Nightmare Nurse (Lifetime), Notorious (ABC), Hart of Dixie (WB). Education: MFA (Acting) Harvard, Moscow Art Theatre, A.R.T.; BFA (Music Composition/Classical Voice) UC Santa Cruz.

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Don Kirshner

Muny: Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Damn Yankees, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Meet Me In St. Louis. Broadway: Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Enron, Elf. National tour: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka). New York: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in the Park). Regional: Calvin Berger (Calvin, George Street Playhouse, Original Cast Recording), Diner (Delaware Theatre), Enter Laughing (Wallis Annenberg Center). TV: NBC’S Emmy-winning Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Danny Michael Davis), Showtime’s Super Pumped (Quentin), Modern Family (Brett), Major CrimesLaw & OrderK.C. UndercoverWisdom of the Crowd, The Good Wife, iCarly, Franklin & Bash, Team Umizoomi, Bad Teacher, Bones, The New NormalJoJo’s CircusCashmere Mafia, Law & Order: CI; Kenny the Shark, Love Monkey, Indoor Boys, Snowy Day, Charlie’s Big Flight, Doonce. Film: Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas. Weisberg wrote and directed the award-winning films Thank You Kindly and What’s Life Got to Do with It? Education: NYU.

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Genie Klein

is thrilled to be making her Muny debut! Off-Broadway: The House of Bernarda Alba (Gene Frankel Theatre), Bad Seed (Nicu’s Spoon Theater), The House of Blue Leaves (Gallery Players), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Robert Moss Theatre). Regional: Imaginary Theatre Company, Jake’s Women (Karen, Moonstone Theatre Company), Working (Waitress, Hot House Theatre), Falsettos (Trina) and Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! (Sarah, New Jewish Theatre). Sharon has maintained an active cabaret career in both New York (Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama) and St. Louis (The Monocle). Sharon is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Moonstone Theatre Company in St. Louis, where she directed critically acclaimed productions of Proof, Barefoot in the Park and Grand Horizons. She just directed Gloria: A Life at New Jewish, and last season’s highly successful Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Later this summer she will star in Moonstone’s production of The Sound Inside.


Corey Barrow, John Battagliese, Jett Blackorby, Kelly Liz Bolick, Shawn Bowers, Tavis Kordell Cunningham, Anna Gassett, Talya Groves, Alia Hodge, Kennedy Holmes, Sage Lee, Sandie Lee, Spencer Davis Milford, Tavia Riveé, Mike Schwitter and Byron St. Cyr.


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is a Tony and Drama Desk-nominated director and choreographer for her stirring Broadway/Kennedy Center revival of Ragtime (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director). Muny: Smokey Joe’s CafeMeet Me In St. Louis, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Disney’s The Little MermaidYoung FrankensteinBuddy: The Buddy Holly Story and The Addams Family. Her recent reimagining of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Olney Theatre) has received worldwide recognition. TV: appearing as herself in two episodes of Encore! on Disney+; choreographer for The Muppets in Sesame Street’s The Tango Festival and Elmo’s Wild Wild West. Dodge is also a wife, a mother, a teacher and a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). Beautiful is dedicated to the memory of her sister, Carole, who shared her love of King’s songs.

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Broadway: Motown the Musical (Astaire Award, NAACP Award) and A Night with Janis Joplin. Off-Broadway/national tours: Little Shop of Horrors (NY City Center Encores!), AnnieAn Officer and a GentlemanChildren’s Letters to God;BowfireBlues in the Night (NAACP nomination), Seussical. Select Regional: A Swell Party (Kennedy Center), The Music Man and Bye Bye Birdie (Goodspeed), The Secret Garden,Diary of a Wimpy Kid,Peter and the StarcatcherAida and Camelot (North Shore Music Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar,HairGuys and Dolls (Paper Mill), Houston Symphony, Minnesota Pops, Phoenix Symphony. International productions: Motown the Musical (West End), Falco (Vienna), A Funny Thing…Forum (Moscow), A Magic Night (Stockholm), Norwegian Cruise Lines and three Winter Olympics/Ice Dancing Choreographer. Guest Artist: Jacob’s Pillow. Proud member of SDC.

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Music Director/Conductor

is thrilled to return to The Muny. Muny: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,Chicago (2012, 2021, 2022), HairsprayLegally Blonde, Disney’s The Little MermaidMeet Me In St. LouisAll Shook Up and Young Frankenstein, as well as several Muny Magic at The Sheldon concerts. Broadway work includes Music Director for PippinNext to NormalGodspell and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Other Broadway credits include Legally Blonde (Associate Conductor). National tours include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Grease. He recently served as Music Consultant/Vocal Coach for the NBC series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Concert appearances include shows with Brooke Shields, Frankie Avalon, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Dana Reeve, Emily Skinner, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page.

Book by Douglas McGrath

Words and Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil