Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Brings “Some Kind of Wonderful” to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 27, 2018 – The Broadway hit, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, brings “some kind of wonderful” to Walton Arts Center on April 24-29, 2018 for a limited eight-show run as part of the P&G Broadway Series.

Tickets start at $44 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Show Times:

  • Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm
  • Thursday, April 26 at 1:30 and 7pm
  • Friday, April 27 at 8pm
  • Saturday, April 28 at 2 and 8pm
  • Sunday, April 29 at 2pm

Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, “Beautiful,” are just a few of the featured songs. The cast recording received the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

The book for Beautiful is by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince. The creative team of Beautiful also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision) and John Miller (Music Coordination).

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.

“It’s some kind of wonderful!”

New York One

“Instantly joins the ranks of the irresistible! Beat a happy path to the theater doors, where ‘beautiful’ should have a long and healthy run. Take my word, the earth under the theater moves, it moves!”

The Huffington Post

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit