Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. Her music would become the soundtrack to a generation.

She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty, she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees.

But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her own voice and step into the spotlight.

Multi-award winning musical theatre star Esther Hannaford will play the legendary singer/songwriter Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opening this September!

  • Show Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
  • Age Recommendation: Suitable for all ages

Sun 17 Sep 2017 06:30 PM
Tue 19 Sep 2017 08:00 PM
Wed 20 Sep 2017 08:00 PM
Thu 21 Sep 2017 08:00 PM
Fri 22 Sep 2017 08:00 PM
Sun 24 Sep 2017 06:30 PM
Wed 27 Sep 2017 01:00 PM | 08:00 PM

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BEAUTIFUL is the the inspiring true story of King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman, I Feel the Earth Move, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, One Fine Day, It’s Too Late, Tapestry and Locomotion.

 Joining Esther Hannaford as ‘Carole King’, are Green Room Award winner Josh Piterman as ‘Gerry Goffin’, accomplished musical theatre star Amy Lehpamer as 'Cynthia Weil', singer songwriter and The Voice favourite Mat Verevis as 'Barry Mann', along with with stage veterans Mike McLeish as 'Don Kirshner' and Anne Wood as King’s mother, 'Genie Klein'.

The cast also includes Jason Arrow, Stefanie Caccamo, Doron Chester, Barry Conrad, Andrew Cook, Marcus Corowa, Julia Dray, Akina Edmonds, Nana Matapule, Cameron MacDonald, Lorinda Merrypor, Joseph Naim, Ruvarashe Ngwenya, Naomi Price, Rebecca Selley, Sean Sinclair, Angelina Thomson and Chloé Zuel.

  • "OUT OF CONTROL AMAZING!"

    The Wall Street Journal

  • "INSTANTLY JOINS THE RANKS OF THE IRRESISTIBLE! BEAT A HAPPY PATH TOTHE THEATER DOORS"

    The Huffington Post

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To celebrate the arrival of #BeautifulinOz premiering at Sydney Lyric Theatre this September and the anniversary of Carole King’s TAPESTRY going #1 on the Billboard chart, Sony Music Australia is set to release the brand new tribute record, BEAUTIFUL – A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING on July 14! Featuring Aussie greats like Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, Dami Im and our very own Esther Hannaford, this record will be a brilliant celebration of Carole and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia!

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PRE-SALE: Club Lyric members have priority access to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia tickets for performances from 14 November - 3 December. ?????? Email club@ctm.com.au for details.

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?? Tune in alert ?? Keep your eyes on the #StateofOrigin First Game at Suncorp Stadium tonight where Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia lead JoshPiterman will be singing the National Anthem! Make sure you tune into the Channel 9 broadcast to catch Josh's performance! #BeautifulinOz

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Welcoming our leading lady, Esther Hannaford to Sydney and wishing her a big CHOOKAS for her opening night at the Belvoir St Theatre in Mr Burns! We can't wait to have Esther begin performances as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia this September!

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Celebrating a Beautiful Mother's Day with @joshpiterman and @naomikprice at #DJsMothersDay with @KAK and @soundsandsilence ???? Don't miss #BeautifulinOz in Sydney. Book Now: ticketmaster.com.au/beautiful

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To celebrate the arrival of #BeautifulinOz premiering at Sydney Lyric Theatre this September and the anniversary of Carole King’s TAPESTRY going #1 on the Billboard chart, Sony Music Australia is set to release the brand new tribute record, BEAUTIFUL – A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING on July 14! Featuring Aussie greats like Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, Dami Im and our very own Esther Hannaford, this record will be a brilliant celebration of Carole and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia!

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PRE-SALE: Club Lyric members have priority access to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia tickets for performances from 14 November - 3 December. ?????? Email club@ctm.com.au for details.

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@BeautifulAu

?? Tune in alert ?? Keep your eyes on the #StateofOrigin First Game at Suncorp Stadium tonight where Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia lead JoshPiterman will be singing the National Anthem! Make sure you tune into the Channel 9 broadcast to catch Josh's performance! #BeautifulinOz

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@BeautifulAu

Welcoming our leading lady, Esther Hannaford to Sydney and wishing her a big CHOOKAS for her opening night at the Belvoir St Theatre in Mr Burns! We can't wait to have Esther begin performances as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia this September!

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Celebrating a Beautiful Mother's Day with @joshpiterman and @naomikprice at #DJsMothersDay with @KAK and @soundsandsilence ???? Don't miss #BeautifulinOz in Sydney. Book Now: ticketmaster.com.au/beautiful

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