The bio-musical "Beautiful," which has created buzz on Broadway, and more recently, the West End, comes to Rochester March 8-13 as part of the Rochester Broadway Theatre League's 2015-16 season. It follows the 1960's-era story of Carole King (then known as Carol Klein) as she began her journey to becoming the famed singer-songwriter she's known as today. Recognizable songs King wrote with her husband, Gerry Goffin, are woven throughout the plot, including Aretha Franklin's "A Natural Woman," Celine Dion's "The Reason," James Taylor's "You've Got a Friend," and the song known by "Gilmore Girls" fans everywhere, "Where You Lead."
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" plays Tuesday, March 8, through Sunday, March 13, at the Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street. 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $32.50. Purchase online at rbtl.org or by calling 222-5000.