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International smash hit 'BEAUTIFUL —The Carole King Musical' coming to McCain Dec. 2

Friday, Nov. 19, 2021

Carol King Musical

From a Carnegie Hall performance of "BEAUTIFUL — The Carole King Musical." The smash hit is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium on Dec. 2. Tickets are available now. | Download this photo.



MANHATTAN — McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University continues its blockbuster lineup with "BEAUTIFUL — The Carole King Musical" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in McCain Auditorium.

The 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 show features an array of beloved songs written by Goffin and King and Mann and 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," which is also a book by Tony Award nominee and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath. The Broadway musical was directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince. It won two 2014 Tony Awards and the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

Tickets are available online at mccain.k-state.edu or at the Ticket Services Office in the newly expanded McCain lobby from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Tickets are available by phone, 785-532-6428, during the same hours. Kids 18 and under get 50% off the general price of admission.

McCain Auditorium will follow K-State's policies for COVID-19 health and safety procedures. The university has implemented a temporary face mask requirement. Everyone must wear a face mask over their mouth and nose while inside McCain Auditorium. If a patron is seen not complying with this policy, they will be asked to wear a mask, ensuring it covers the mouth and nose. If an individual does not comply with the request to properly wear a mask, the individual will be escorted from the premises and tickets will not be refunded. For more information on K-State's policies, please visit k-state.edu/covid-19.

For the 2021-2022 season, and due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, if a patron wishes to not attend a show for any reason, the patron can ask for a refund or a credit to their account up to 30 minutes before showtime. As stated above, however, individuals in physical attendance at McCain Auditorium not complying with the mask requirement will not be issued refunds.

For more information, email mccain@k-state.edu.


Todd Holmberg


McCain Performance Series