Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

September 08 - October 15, 2023

"A tapestry of classic songs and female empowerment at Arvada Center..."

- Colorado Public Radio

"Beautiful - The Carole King Musical lights up the Arvada Center stage as the season opener — and it’s a colossal hit."

- OnStage Colorado Review

"Explore the songwriting process in the Arvada Center's season opener." 

Denver Westword

“A tapestry of great hits.”

- The Guardian

When Carole King trusted her instincts and forged her own path, a shy, Jewish girl raised in Brooklyn became one of the biggest songwriters in the world. The inspiring true story of King’s life, songwriting process, and rise to stardom features a stunning array of iconic hits like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Up on the Roof,” and “So Far Away.”

This Tony and Grammy award-winning jukebox musical hit shows how much American culture has changed since the 1960s, with special appearances by some of the songwriters King worked with, and the musical acts that performed her songs.

When Carole King wrote hits for the stars, she became a star herself.

Performance Schedule

September 8 - October 15, 2023

Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm

Wednesday matinee at 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm

Event Accessibility

This performance is for everyone! ADA seating options are available for this performance. If you require special seating, please contact the Box Office at 720-898-7200x1, or please enter those needs in the notes field on the checkout screen.

If you require an additional access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact our Box Office at info@arvadacenter.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

ASL Interpreted Performances

Sept. 21, 7:30 pm Thursday

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Sept. 24, 2:00 pm Sunday

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Cast of Characters

Emily Van Fleet

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Carole King

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Leslie O’Carroll

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Genie Klein

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Geoffrey Kent

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Don Kirshner

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Seth Dhonau

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Gerry Goffin

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Adriane Leigh Robinson

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Cynthia Weil

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EJ Dohring

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Barry Mann

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Bryce Baxter

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Righteous Brother, Ensemble

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Juli Biagi

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Betty, Ensemble

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Luther Brooks IV

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Drifter, Ensemble

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Kyle Carter

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Drifter, Ensemble

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Elise Frances Daniells

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Janelle, Shirelle, Ensemble

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Ryan Fitzgerald

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Neil Sedaka, Ensemble

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Ty-Gabriel Jones

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Drifter, Ensemble

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Justin Milner

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Nick, Ensemble

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Michaela Murray

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Little Eva, Ensemble

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Jeremy Rill

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Righteous Brother, Lou Adler, Ensemble

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Anne Terze-Schwarz

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Marilyn, Ensemble

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Rachel Turner

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Ensemble

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Krisangela Washington

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Shirelle, Ensemble

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Frederick Webb

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Drifter, Ensemble

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Erin Willis

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Lucille, Shirelle, Ensemble

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Creative Team

Director: Lynne Collins
Supervising Musical Director: Susan Draus
Music Director: Alec Steinhorn
Choreographer: Kelly Van Oosbree
Wig Design: Jason Estrada
Costume Design: Janice Benning Lacek
Scenic Design: Brian Mallgrave
Lighting Design: Shannon McKinney
Sound Design: Max Silverman
Stage Management team: Zach Madison, Kaylyn Kriaski and Jess Schepers
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