When my kids were younger, we loved seeing The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker as a way to get into the holiday spirit but now that they’re older, we’ve expanded beyond holiday themed shows. We still love the theater and bonding over great productions and this holiday season we’re looking forward to seeing Beautiful- The Carole King Musical at The National Theatre.
About Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
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. It features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, Beautiful. This Tony® and Grammy® Award winning show is about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter and is being performed at The National Theatre over the holidays.
Full of pop music, this 1950s-era biography is appropriate for all ages but really sounds perfect for music lovers ages 10 and up. Parents planning to attend Beautiful as a family will appreciate knowing that the run time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.
Performance Dates and Times for Beautiful- The Carole King Musical at The National Theatre:
- Tuesday, November 27 thru Sunday, December 30, 2018
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM
- Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
- Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM
The National Theatre is also offering a ticket lottery where individuals may submit their names in person to be drawn to purchase up to two tickets at $25 per ticket (inclusive of all fees) two hours prior to every “Broadway at the National” performance show time.
20 Lottery seats will be available for each “Broadway” series performance during the 2018-2019 season. Names will be announced thirty minutes after the entry period (90 minutes prior to the show). Individuals must be present, with cash, to redeem the offer.
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- School of Rock (fabulous show for tweens and up!): January 16 – 27, 2019
- Finding Neverland: February 26 – March 3, 2019
- A Bronx Tale: March 26– 31, 2019
- Stomp (one of our family’s favorites that we took our kids to when they were in elementary school!): April 23 – 28, 2019
- Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell the Musical: May 7 – 26, 2019
Win a Pair of Tickets to Beautiful- The Carole King Musical!
DC readers! Check your calendars because I have a pair (2 tickets) to Beautiful- The Carole King Musical at The National Theatre that I’m giving away! To enter, simply share another show you’d like to see during the the 2018-2019 Broadway at the National season in the comments! Good luck and please note these tickets are good for opening night only so if you’re free to attend, I hope you’ll enter for a chance to see what will be a fabulous show!
The National Theatre provided tickets for this giveaway. No compensation was received for this post. Images courtesy of The National Theatre.