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Announcing the Cast of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at Matthews Playhouse

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

The Award-Winning Musical, Based on the Remarkable True Story of King’s Rise to Stardom, is Running January 19-28, 2024 at Matthews Playhouse!

Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the cast of the upcoming production of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," running January 19-28, 2024 at the Fullwood Theatre in Matthews, North Carolina. The award-winning Broadway hit features a local cast of multi-talented performers, led by Lindsey Schroeder in the iconic role of Carole King.  The cast is as follows:

Carole King - Lindsey Schroeder

Gerry Goffin - Joe McCourt

Cynthia Weil - Sophie Lanser

Barry Mann - Nick Southwick

Don Kirshner- Ryan Dunn

Drifter - Steve Harper

Drifter - Myles Arnold

Drifter - Roman Lawrence

Lead Drifter - Nehemiah Lawson

Righteous Brother/Nick - Johnny Hohenstein

Genie - Carol Weiner

Betty/Ensemble - Lillian Crowley

Marilyn Wald/Ensemble - Beth Gunther

Shirelle/Janelle Woods - Brianna Mayo

Shirelle/Lucille - Trin Taylor

Shirelle/Shirley - Germôna Sharp

Shirelle/Little Eva - Raven Monroe

Righteous Brother/Neil Sedaka/Lou Adler/Ensemble-  Zach Linick

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"  has become a Broadway sensation, earning critical acclaim and numerous accolades. Now, Matthews Playhouse is set to bring this remarkable story to the local stage, promising audiences an unforgettable experience filled with music, heart, and nostalgia. With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award nominee Douglas McGrath, the production features iconic songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. Audiences are sure to be delighted as timeless hits come to life, including classics like  “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.”

"We are beyond excited to be among the first theatre companies in the Charlotte area to produce 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'," says Sarah Baumgardner, Executive Director of Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts. "This production is a celebration of Carole King's extraordinary career, and we are fortunate to have this incredibly talented cast made up entirely of local performers. Audiences can expect a truly enchanting and memorable experience."

The production is directed by Billy Ensley, who brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the Charlotte theatre scene. The creative team also includes Lisa Blanton as choreographer and Ellen Robinson as the musical director, ensuring a visually stunning and musically captivating performance. 

Don't miss the opportunity to witness this stellar portrayal of Carole King and experience the magic of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts from January 19 -28, 2024.  Tickets are available for purchase at

The 7:30 p.m. performance on Wednesday, January 24th will be a Pay-What-You-Can performance benefiting the Levine Senior Center. Seating is general admission and there will be no advanced reservations.


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