When: Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Sat., March 16, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 17, 1 p.m. Continues through March 15 2019
Although her musical talents were obvious from an early age, Carole King harbored no dreams about stardom. Playing the piano and writing songs were dream enough for her. King's creative partnership with fellow budding songwriter Gerry Goffin led to early success, and then a romantic partnership that was less successful. King turned young love, failed love and new love into the soundtrack of the late '60s and early '70s, first for artists as diverse as the Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees, and later for herself with her best-selling solo album Tapestry. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells King's story with the songs she and her creative partners wrote. The show returns to St. Louis for a brief run of shows at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). Performances are Tuesday through Sunday (March 12 to 17), and tickets are $29 to $125.