Pick of the week musical
Beautiful Esther Hannaford (pictured, with Josh Piterma) offers up an appealing, delicately calibrated and gloriously sung central character in this bio-musical about pop singer-songwriter Carole King, expertly directed by Marc Bruni. Beautiful briskly traces King’s path to Tapestry in 1971 and, in the same year, a concert at Carnegie Hall. Sydney Lyric, 55 Pirrama Road, Sydney. Today, 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $60-$195. Bookings: 136 100. Duration: 2hr 25min, including interval. Until January 21.