Beautiful – the Carole King Musical this weekend in Pittsburgh

This weekend only, the Cultural Trust will present the Carole King musical. You should go. Fri, Mar 18 – Sun, Mar 20, 2022

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.

The phrase “soundtrack of a generation” seems odd to me at first because I didn’t really grow up listening to Carole King. I think of her as from another generation, the one before mine. But as I read through this impressive list, I realize that she was someone who bookended most of my life, or at least the first 50 years.

Tickets start at $33 and available here.

Did you know King is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100? What is your favorite?

Here’s a list

All About You/You’ve Got a Friend
Beautiful (Carole King song)
Been to Canaan
Believe in Humanity
Blues for a Young Girl Gone
Chains (Cookies song)
Child of Mine (song)
Corazón (Carole King song)
Crying in the Rain
Devil in a New Dress
Don’t Bring Me Down (The Animals song)
Don’t Ever Change (song)
Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)
Go Away Little Girl
Goin’ Back
Halfway to Paradise
Happy Being Fat
Hard Rock Cafe (song)
He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
He’s in Town
Her Royal Majesty (song)
Hey Girl (Freddie Scott song)
High Out of Time
How Many Tears
I Can’t Hear You No More
I Can’t Stay Mad at You
I Feel the Earth Move
I’m into Something Good
I’ve Got Bonnie
If It’s Over
Is This What I Get for Loving You?
It Might as Well Rain Until September
It’s Going to Take Some Time
It’s Too Late (Carole King song)
Just Once in My Life
Keep Your Hands off My Baby
The Loco-Motion
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Nightingale (Carole King song)
No Sad Song
Nobody’s Perfect (Carole King song)
Now and Forever (Carole King song)
Oh No Not My Baby
Old Smokey Loco-Motion
On this Side of Goodbye
One Fine Day (song)
Only Love Is Real
Pleasant Valley Sunday
Porpoise Song
The Reason (Celine Dion song)
Sharing You
Show Me Girl
Smackwater Jack (song)
So Far Away (Carole King song)
So Much Love (Ben E. King song)
Some Kind of Wonderful (The Drifters song)
Some of Your Lovin’
Someone Who Believes in You
Star Collector
Sweet Seasons
Sweet Young Thing
Take a Giant Step (song)
Take Good Care of My Baby
Time Don’t Run Out on Me
Up on the Roof (song)
Wasn’t Born to Follow
Welcome to My Living Room
When My Little Girl Is Smiling
Where You Lead
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
You’ve Got a Friend
Yours Until Tomorrow

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