Walton Arts Center proudly presents Catch Me If You Can as part of the 2012-13 Broadway series. The show will have eight performances running Tuesday, January 8 – Sunday, January 13. Tickets range from $39-$59 and can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center box office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
Based on the hit DreamWorks film of the same name, and the incredible true story that inspired it, the first national tour of the high-flying Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can is stopping in Northwest Arkansas.
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, audiences take 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.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.”
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 & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).
Catch Me If You Can is part of the Procter & Gamble Broadway Series with show support from General Mills. Media support provided by 40/29 News and NWA Media. For tickets, call the box office at 479.443.5600 or go online at www.waltonartscenter.org. For more information on Catch Me If You Can visit www.catchmeontour.com.