A musical tribute by Seven Angels to the legendary Carole King

WATERBURY – Iconic singer/songwriter Carole King wrote her first hit ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ at the age of 17 and she’s never looked back.

She wrote it with her new husband Gerry Goffin for the female group The Shirelles, and the couple became a songwriting legend. They were commissioned to write a song for the princely sum of $25 plus a penny in royalties for every record sold.

Carole King “certainly has a friend” in singer and piano prodigy Michelle Foster, who has taken on the legendary songwriter and created a tribute show, Sweet Seasons: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Carole King, which is coming to the Seven Angels Theatre arrives in Waterbury Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm

Be enveloped by the sounds, stories and songs that have marked Carole King’s success, thanks to the talent and sparkling glamor of this New York-based singer, pianist, actress and dancer.

The 80-year-old musician has said that chords often came first and that she started tentatively and then got the hang of it. She loved “playing for the gods,” a sentiment that affected her emotionally. She “takes a song on a journey,” wandering from chord to chord, verse to bridge to verse, creating melody in dialogue.

Together with Gerry Goffin, Carole King composed hits like “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “The Loco-motive”, “Up on the Roof”, “Chains”, “One Fine Day”, “Hey Girl”, “I Stand To Something Good”, “Just Once in My Life”, “Bring Me Down” and “Natural Woman”.

More than 1,000 artists have recorded more than 400 of their songs. Ultimately, she wanted to be recognized and respected by those who sang her.

Michelle Foster has toured professionally since she was 14 and has been a solo performer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to thousands, regular keyboardist for Gloria Gaynor’s musical director Mark Baron, and keyboardist and vocal soloist with legendary doo-wop group The Duprees.

She also starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and performed in the composer’s musical tribute in Canada and on tour.

For tickets ($35) call the Seven Angels Theater, 1 Plank Road, Hamilton Park, Waterbury at 203-757-4676 or go online at sevenangelstheatre.org.

Now is your unique opportunity to hear Michelle Foster up close and personal as she performs the music of the legendary Carole King, clearly a “Natural Woman”, the “I’m Into Something Good”, “One Fine Day” and one too beautiful evening .

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