Tuesday 06.07 — Sunday 06.19


Feel like a natural woman with ‘Beautiful’ at the Winspear

Carole King — often with sometimes-hubby Gerry Goffin — wrote some of the seminal pop songs of the rock era, from “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to “Take Good Care of My Baby” to “Up on the Roof” for groups like Aretha, the Righteous Brothers and the Shirelles, pictured, to her own solo hits from her groundbreaking Tapestry album (“You’ve Got a Friend,” “It’s Too Late”). They have the perfect makings for a jukebox musical, which is exactly what Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is. The Tony Award-winning show makes its local debut at the Winspear as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Series. Come feel the earth move and watch the sky come tumblin’ down.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.

Thursday 06.09 — Saturday 06.11


Chorale closes season in loving fashion with Heartstrings

The best songs are all songs of the heart — love songs, break-up songs, torch songs. All of those will be present in the Turtle Creek Chorale’s season closer, entitled, aptly enough, Heartstrings. But as luck would have it, this lovely, loving concert arrives almost a year after marriage equality became the law, and to celebrate, couples will actually get married during the concerts each night … and to the music of Queen, Cher, Adele, Celine and more. It’s something everyone can open their hearts to.

City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St.
Nightly at 7:30 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 3, 2016.