TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center), the Nashville, TN venue that brings us concerts and Touring Broadway Plays/Musicals continue with their 2012/2013 Broadway season as they host the touring Broadway Musical from the Steven Spielberg hit movie with the same name, “Catch Me If You Can“. You can catch this musical on the young life of Frank Abagnale Jr. Tickets are on sale now at www.tpac.org . Please read the press release below for more information.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN TOUR FLIES INTO
NASHVILLE FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
New musical based on the astonishing true story of world-class con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr.
NASHVILLE – Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, the first national tour of the high-flying Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will land in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited engagement January 22-27.
Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now at www.tpac.org, by calling (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call (615) 782-4060.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN captures the astonishing true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and a jet pilot – all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank’s trail, we’re off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren’t so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run.
“Even if you’re not familiar with Frank’s amazing life story or the Steven Spielberg film, you will be drawn in by this fabulous new musical,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “When I saw it for the first time, I was so blown away that I knew we had to bring it to Nashville. It mixes the vintage feel of the swinging 1960s with fresh show-stopping musical numbers and choreography. It’s just an incredibly fun and heartwarming show.”
This engagement follows hot on the heels of the recent Broadway run, where the show received considerable acclaim. The New York Times exclaims, “Hot diggity! This portrait of the con artist as a young man comes to ecstatic life.”WOR Radio calls it “absolutely marvelous” and proclaims CATCH ME IF YOU CAN “a real Broadway musical with showstoppers to enthrall just about everyone.” And Vanity Fair says “CATCH ME will move you to live life to the fullest and dance past anything standing in your way,” and urges “Get your seats now!”
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is based on Frank Abagnale’s New York Times bestselling autobiography, published by Broadway Paperbacks, and the hit 2002 film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Nominated for four Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN features a Tony Award-winning creative team, with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), an irresistible score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Scenic design for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is by David Rockwell (Hairspray), costume design by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design is by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Wicked) and sound design is by Peter McBoyle.
For more information visit www.CatchMeOnTour.com
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Keely Hagan at (615) 782-4081.
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Over three decades, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 11 million audience members and served more than 1.5 million students and educators with performances at TPAC, resources for teachers, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs for adults. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the annual series of HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies—Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Tennessee Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit www.tpac.org.
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