Catch ‘Catch Me if You Can’ at Elgin Opera House

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Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 1.37.33 PMELGIN — The Elgin Opera House will open “Catch Me If You Can” June 29, the second in this summer of theater that features three plays with overlapping dates from June to early September.

Tickets are $8 or $17 per show, depending on the seats. A summer pass to see the three summer shows is $50.

“ ‘Catch Me If You Can’ is a big and bright spectacle with high-energy dance numbers and a riveting story,” said director Terry Hale.

He said this musical features an all-star cast of actors, and choreography is directed by Mckaye Harris.

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, “Catch Me If You Can” is a musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.

Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, the show was created by a Tony Award-winning “dream team,” with a book by Terrence McNally (“Ragtime”) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”).

The story follows Frank Abignale Jr. (Liam Bloodgood), a precocious teenager who, seeking fame and fortune, runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure.

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 — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams.

When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Trevor Windor), Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

“Loaded with extraordinary ensemble spectacles, high-energy solos and soaring ballads, this show will not disappoint,” Hale said.

Evening performances (7:30 p.m.) are June 29; July 1 and 14; Aug. 12, 17, 18, 25; and Sept. 1.

Matinee performances (2:30 p.m.) are scheduled for July 8 and 15 and Aug. 11 and 26.

Tickets are on sale now at the online box office, www.elginoperahouse.com, or by calling 541-663-6324. 

A season pass for $50 includes “Catch Me If You Can,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “The Wizard of Oz” and an October showing of “Addams Family: The Musical.” For 10 or more season passes for the cost is $45 each.

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