Alum Suzanne Grodner Plays Role of Carole King's Mother in 'Beautiful'

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Photo of Suzanne Grodner as Carole King's mother smoking a cigarette
Photo by Joan Marcus

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER -- “Each of the Caroles has a different energy and, naturally, that radiates to the actor that’s opposite them. So, I get a range,” she says, “along with the impact of different venues, and just the day-to-day changes with the audiences.”

“Every Carole teaches me something new about Genie,” adds Grodner, who went to San Francisco State University.

Life on the road has kept Grodner from auditioning in the Bay Area for awhile, but she’s thrilled about the recent Tony announcement honoring her former colleagues at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, which receives the 2019 regional theatre award. She says, “I can’t wait to go down there and hug everyone!”

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