Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Songwriting Contest Winners Announced; Top Songs To Be Performed at Concert

News 03/16/17

After an overwhelming local response, Omaha Performing Arts is proud to announce the top two songs in the Beautiful: The Carole King Musical songwriting competition. Jaymie Argotsinger, 18, and Cher Klosner-Lane, 58, have been selected as the top songwriters. Each of the top 20 winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the opening night performance of Beautiful on April 4. The touring production will play Omaha’s Orpheum Theater through April 9. Click here to listen to the winners.

Argotsinger will perform “Inside (Speak Up)” and Klosner-Lane will sing “When The Music Isn’t Playing” in a special showcase concert with other top finalists from two age groups on March 27 at The Waiting Room. Tickets to the songwriting showcase are free. Each of the winning songwriters will also receive a YouTube recording of their songs by cast members of the touring production of Beautiful

More than 40 local people registered for the songwriting contest, which was presented in conjunction with the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit. The competition and showcase gives aspiring songwriters an opportunity to show off their talent and have their music heard by industry professionals. The songwriting competition is supported by a grant from The Broadway League. A panel of five local community musicians and arts leaders chose the winners.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, winner of two Tony Awards and a Grammy Award, tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom as a songwriter and performer. The production features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “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.” The show has a book by Tony Award nominee and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince.

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