Beautiful – The Carole King Musical: Songs in Concert
The cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter performs at SummerStage for one night only.
Long before she was Carole King, music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and a dream. From the back rooms of music factories to the stage of Carnegie Hall, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to the rock & roll hall of fame. The unforgettable music of top 10 hits, including Some Kind of Wonderful, The Loco-motion, You’ve Got A Friend, One Fine Day, Natural Woman, and many more. During the musical explosion that was the 1960’s in America, one woman wrote the songs that made a nation sing. Her name was Carole King. Her story is BEAUTIFUL.
Scott Shea is a honed singer-songwriter, music-storyteller currently living on the west coast of Canada. The son of legendary guitarist Red Shea, known for his distinctive pick work and memorable leads for Gordon Lightfoot, Scott was immersed in music from the earliest of ages. He wrote his first songs when he was nine, composing melodies and verses in the backseat of his father’s car where he found the solitude and resonance of the guitar inspiring and where he taught himself to play. By the time he was 12, he was garnering public speaking awards related to, not surprisingly, storytelling, and in his teens was winning numerous songwriting competitions. He and his brother later formed The Shaes, providing a song for the soundtrack to Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms and opening shows for Iris Dement, Blue Rodeo and Big Sugar. They also released an album called Zero to One. Scott released his debut solo album, Let it Storm in 2014.