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Carnegie Hall. Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”). Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Four Friends. (l to r) James Clow (“Don Kirshner”), Andrew Brewer (“Gerry Goffin”), Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”), Jacob Heimer (“Barry Mann”) and Sarah Goeke (“Cynthia Weil”). Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The Shirelles. (l to r) Traci Elaine Lee, McKynleigh Alden Abraham, Alexis Tidwell and Ximone Rose. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The Drifters. (l to r) Kristopher Stanley Ward, Josh A. Dawson, Avery Smith and Jay McKenzie. Photo by Matthew Murphy.


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Apr 17 - 22 , 2018 · Ovens Auditorium (2700 Independence Blvd)

Prices begin at $25.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Apr 17 - 22 , 2018 · Ovens Auditorium (2700 Independence Blvd)

Prices begin at $25.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

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.

Featuring 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  has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.

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Parking and Directions

Ovens Auditorium is located at 2700 East Independence Blvd.

Parking for events at Ovens Auditorium is available in the large surface lots surrounding the facility. Parking rate is $8, cash or credit.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.


Audio Describe performance: Sunday matinee April 22

Please contact our box office no less than two weeks prior to your desired performance to request a sign language interpreted performance.

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Ovens Auditorium, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performances to make these arrangements.


Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions. For Ovens Auditorium performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check on the Orchestra Level.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. Ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.


Certain performances at Ovens Auditorium will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance.

Group Sales

A 15% discount is available for groups of 10 or more for select performances.