UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts presents Catch Me If You Can,
a high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.
Catch Me If You Can follows Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. as he lies, seduces, and deceives his way into becoming a multi-occupational millionaire, using only his boyish charm, big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks. Frank jet-sets all over the world living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams all while posing as a pilot, doctor, and lawyer. His lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty who tracks Frank’s stream of bounced checks across the country to make him pay for his crimes.
Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can, is a delightfully entertaining show created by Tony Award-winning dream team, Terrance McNally, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the stage version of Catch Me If You Can is a big, bright spectacle incorporating jazzy, high-energy musical numbers and a riveting story.
Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 23. Box office hours are 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays, and one hour before show times. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for senior/non UWL students and $5 for UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522.
Who: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
What: Catch Me If You Can, book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Where: Toland Theatre, UW-L Center for the Arts located on 16th and Vine streets
When: February 27-28 & March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 & 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $18 for adults, $16 for senior citizens and non-UWL students, $5 UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522. Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 23. Box office hours are 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturdays, and one hour before show times.
Cast: Callie Boydston, Alex Brick, Erica Bush, Lily Cornwell, John Divney, Alexis Dreyer, Olivia Dubiel, Jessie Fanshaw, Erin Gassner, Mitchell Gray, Andrew Helman, Cara Henney, Corey Holloway, David Holmes, Makenna Johnson, Betsy Katschke, Avital Maltinski, Quinn Masterson, Aamer Mian, Jenna Moilanen, Kelsey Norton, Drew Penkala, Casey Schneider, Calahan Skogman, Seth Von Steidl, Alex Taylor, Maxwell Ward, Austin Werla, Katy Williams, Bryce Wilson, Matt Wudi, Lewis Youngren
UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts production presents a season filled
with a groundbreaking lawsuit, a Neil Simon comedy, a classic Shakespeare and a
Opening the 2014-2015 season is 8 by Dustin Lance Black Ripped. From the
headlines, 8 is a play that re-enacts events surrounding a
2010 lawsuit that overturned California's Proposition 8, a voter referendum
that threw out California’s 2008 law allowing same-sex marriage. Written by
Academy and Oscar Award winner Dustin Lance Black, 8 utilizes
the original transcripts from the 2010 Perry v. Schwarzenegger case, which
ultimately led to a California federal judge’s ruling that Prop. 8 was
unconstitutional and unfairly discriminated against homosexuals.
Next up is the Neil Simon classic, Rumors, which
begins at a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse; the
Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four
couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their
tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his
wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story”
straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and
miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story
that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the
high-flying, splashy new musical that was nominated for 4 Tony Awards including
Best Musical. Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr., runs away from home in
search of a glamorous life. 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. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl
Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both
Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work
The Tempest by William Shakespeare this
bewitching play is believed to be Shakespeare's final work. The story concerns
Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician
father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants —
Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch’s son. Into
their idyllic, but isolated, lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the
enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter
adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first
young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in
a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous
The UW-L Theatre Department is also thrilled to present two
Frederick Theatre productions including Peter Brook’s The Man Who and
the children’s tale In One Basket. The Man Who offers a series of fascinating
doctor/patient scenarios that examine our attempts to understand the workings
of the brain. Peter Brook’s
hypnotizing new theatrical work is as vast and mysterious as the human
imagination and as commonplace as the image of a man trying to shave himself,
but failing. The Man Who is one of the most magically
effective explorations of the mind (also possibly the soul) ever to be
attempted on the stage. The Man Who is funny, inspiring,
desperate, and heroic. In One Basket by Shirley Pugh is a fascinating compilation of 12
relatively obscure folktales, told in the storytelling fashion. Audiences
will be captivated by the rare, but not forgotten tales of youthfulness,
adventure, and lessons to be learned played out by a cast of silly characters
including a selfish princess, an absent-minded young boy, a rich man, and a
spunky young girl. Tales include The Three Wishes, Tale of a
Mouse, Crown of Dew, and The Kangaroo and the Ostrich.
(Please note: The Man Who and In One Basket are
not part of the season subscription package.)
Please join the UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts for
another thrilling season! Early bird season tickets are on sale now through July
14, 2014 and include ticket vouchers for four season productions, postcard
reminders and early ticket reservation privileges. Early bird season
subscriptions are $60 for general public, $50 for senior citizens and non-UWL
students/high school students, and $14 for UW-L students and can be
purchased by calling the UW-L Department of Theatre Arts at 608-785-6701.
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