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Sarah Bockel plays Carole King performing at Carnegie Hall (photo by Joan Marcus)

Great Encore Presentation of Beautiful Has the DPAC Audience Singing Along

Durham Performing Arts Center audiences loved Beautiful: The Carol King Musical — Broadway’s version of singer-songwriter Carole King’s life, which first played DPAC in 2015 — so much that last night it returned for an encore presentation — to the same enthusiastic response. With recognizable songs that span three decades, tender moments of love, and… Read More ›

Sarah Bockel plays Carole King performing at Carnegie Hall (photo by Joan Marcus)

Loaded with Legendary Music and Lots of Heart, the Durham Performing Arts Center’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Is a Can’t-Miss Hit

DPAC’s production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opens with the legend herself…or at least Sarah Bockel’s very close rendering of her … seated at a piano and belting out “So Far Away.” This is the first of many hits that will come through in this empowering, Grammy-award-winning musical, directed by Marc Bruni and backed… Read More ›

Abby Mueller plays singer/songwriter Carole King, performing at Carnegie Hall (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Beautiful” Offers Up Feel-Good Fun

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, onstage now at DPAC under the direction of Marc Bruni, opens with the legendary singer and songwriter, Carole King, performing to a packed house at Carnegie Hall, but the story quickly moves backwards, back to a time when Carole was only a precocious sixteen year old with big dreams and… Read More ›

Abby Mueller plays singer/songwriter Carole King, performing at Carnegie Hall (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Beautiful” at DPAC Is Some Kind of Wonderful!

The Tony Award®-winning hit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd, amid much hype and anticipation — and it was worth the wait and then some! DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series) is touted throughout the theater community, and DPAC justly proud of the shows that it has… Read More ›

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" chronicles King's metamorphosis from teenaged songwriter to singer (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Beautiful” at DPAC Chronicles Carole King’s Metamorphosis from Teenaged Songwriter to Star

The Durham Performing Arts Center will be the second stop on the 2015-16 North American Tour of the new jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, with Broadway director Marc Bruni, choreographer Josh Prince, and musical director and supervisor Jason Howland reprising their roles for the touring production. The tour will make beautiful music (pun… Read More ›