This past Christmas, my brother gave Spouse and me gift certificates to the local Shubert theater. We used them last night to see “Beautiful: the Carol King Musical.”

TBH I had my doubts—I’m a tail-end boomer, more into folk/rock than pop—but it was a great, great show, and not solely for the music or stagecraft.

If you get the opportunity to see it, I would strongly advise you to do so.