Date(s) - 05/19/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Catch Me If You Can Flies in Town!
The hit film (based on an unbelievable but true story) inspired this high-flying musical comedy which is all about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abagnale Jr. runs away from home. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer — and seeks to win the girls of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, a cross-country pursuit by Hanratty ensues to bring forger/imposter Frank to justice.
Devilishly deceiving is Casey Berry (A Christmas Carol: The Musical) in the role of Frank Jr. His father and mentor, Frank Sr., who also has his own brushes with the law, is portrayed by Clayton King (You Can’t Take It With You). The role of Frank’s long-suffering mother is taken by Jordan Harper (The Little Mermaid). Hot on the heels of our show’s star is Gil Young (A Christmas Story) as Agent Hanratty. Frank’s antics certainly get him noticed by many including Nurse Brenda Strong, played by Katie Gatch, in her Town Theatre debut.
Don’t miss this fast, rollicking musical that shares the life of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.
DESSERT IMPOSTERS ~ Saturdays, May 6 and 13
Frank Jr. pulled the wool over many an eye as he made his way across the country — picking his professions as he went. As a pilot, “pie in the sky” was Frank’s dessert of choice. While making the rounds as Dr. Conners, he needed all the “brownie” points he could get (we’re serving ours with ice cream). And, in his role to solve the world’s legal problems, Frank Jr. often enjoyed a luscious leman “bar” or two. We hope you’ll join us for some delicious deserts. All you have to do is go out to eat — and then bring us the receipt. No deception here — your dinner receipt in exchange for dessert!
On our first two Saturday shows (May 6 and 13), we want you to go grab dinner — at a restaurant of your choice — and then bring us the receipt. In exchange for your receipt, we’ll provide dessert on the patio before the show. Dessert will be served from 7:15 to 7:45 PM.
AND… to sweeten the deal (see what we did there?), one lucky participant’s receipt will be drawn at random and your dinner will be on us! (Well, the first $50 of it, anyway!)
So, on Saturday, May 6 and/or Saturday, May 13 — go #DineAroundTown, bring us the bill and enjoy dessert on the patio! Receipts must be dated May 6 or 13 with a time stamp of 4 PM or later. Don’t worry — if you run out of time to grab dinner, we’ll still serve you dessert for $3 — or choose two for $5. Water, soft drinks, beer and wine will also be available for purchase.
The show runs May 5-21 with performances at 8 PM Thursday through Saturday and 3 PM on Sundays. Get tickets at towntheatre.com or by calling 803-799-2510 noon to 5 PM weekdays. This show is sponsored by BB&T.