Australia Will Feel The Earth Move in 2017
After stellar season on Broadway and the West End, the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian premiere in Sydney late next year.
This show, which brings the life of Carole King to the stage from schoolgirl to superstar, features all the hits which have resonated so strongly with international audiences through King’s lengthy career at the height of the music industry. These hits include Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman, One Fine Day and the iconic I Feel The Earth Move alongside other chart-topping singles of the time including Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil’s You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.
Despite being an instant favourite with audiences, Carole King publicly declared that she didn’t want to see the show and relive the painful and emotional experiences of her life. That was until a surprise visit three months after opening night which turned her into an immediate fan and prompted her to join the cast on stage at the Tony Awards later that year for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
After two very successful (and still running) seasons on both Broadway and the West End, Michael Cassel will bring this ‘beautiful’ musical to Australia in the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre, Sydney in September 2017.
While some people are quick to criticise jukebox musicals due to the style drawing from an existing selection of music, this kind of show has a great appeal with a wide range of audiences because the music and story (in the auto-biographical shows) has existing resonance. People who were around during Carole King’s conquering of the music charts will have many important moments in their life linked to her music and this show provides, not only the ability to relive those moments with a phenomenally talented cast, but also the opportunity to go behind the curtain to explore the original stories which inspired these memorable songs.
Casting for the Australian production will commence later this year. For more information, visit www.beautifulmusical.com.au