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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical plays at Theatre By The Sea

In celebration of 90 years of Theatre By The Sea, owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to present the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which will be presented from June 14 – July 8, 2023.

“I have been a fan of Carole King’s music for many years,” said Bill Hanney. “From the minute I became aware of Beautiful, which not only showcases Carole King’s music, but also allows audiences to learn about her backstory, I knew I wanted to produce it. I am thrilled that we were able to procure the rights in order to include it as part of Theatre By The Sea’s 90th Anniversary.”

From a teenage songwriter who grew up in Brooklyn to a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical follows Carole King’s inspiring true story. Featuring unforgettable classics such as “You've Got a Friend,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Natural Woman,” “One Fine Day,” “So Far Away,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “Up On The Roof,” and “You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,” this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember — and a story you'll never forget.

Audiences are invited to enhance their theatre experience by dining at the on-site restaurant, Bravo by the Sea, just a short stroll down the arbor walk adjacent to the theatre. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at or by calling (401) 789-3030. Before or after the meal theatergoers can enjoy the lush seaside gardens, which contain over 300 varieties of perennials, grasses, shrubs and climbing plants, which offer a magical environment for flower lovers of all ages.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will be presented from June 14–July 8, with preview performances on June 14 and 15 and opening night scheduled for June 16. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 and Sundays at 5:00 pm, with special performance times on Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm and a special Wednesday matinee on July 5. The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI. Tickets for preview performances, Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 are $62. Tickets for all other performances are $65 - $88 (additional fees may apply). In celebration of the 90th Anniversary, tickets for the 8pm performance on Tuesday, July 4, will be specially priced at 2 for $90. Discount rates are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (401) 782-3800 x112. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and performance days from 11:00 am until curtain, (performance Sundays 12 noon until curtain), online 24-hours-a-day at and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 782-TKTS (8587).

Located on Rhode Island’s South Shore, Theatre By The Sea celebrates 90 years of summer theatre at its best!

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