P TPA’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ continues this weekend in city
The singing and tap dancing musical “Catch Me If You Can” continues this weekend at the J.J. Ferrara Center, West Broad Street, Hazleton.
The show, presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts, tells the story of a charming con man and the FBI agents on his trail.
The light-hearted comedy stars Ian Owens as Frank Abagnale, the optimistic pretender, and Scott Colin as the by-the-book FBI agent trying to stop him.
The play is based on the incredible true story of the real Abagnale, who led FBI agents on a merry chase in the 1970s.
The show will be on stage today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. PTPA’s all-you-can-eat dinner buffet will be available 90 minutes prior to each performance.
The menu includes ham and bean soup, two salads, chicken parmesan with rigatoni pasta, meatballs stroganoff with buttered noodles, and four side dishes.
Desserts include old-fashioned cheesecake with fresh fruit, white chocolate raspberry cake, banana cream pie and berry cobbler with ice cream.
“Catch Me If You Can” is directed and choreographed by Samantha Schugardt while Matthew Zwiebel is the musical director. Adam Ercolani is the assistant director, while Nate Ceol is technical director.
They are supported by more than a dozen other members of the technical crew working on sound, lights, costumes and set building.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens 62 years and older and students 12 and older, and $10 for children under 12.
Dinner-and-show tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and older students, and $20 for children.
Tickets can be reserved at 570-454-5451 or purchased online at www.ptpashows.org. Show-only tickets will also be available at the door.
Openings are still available for PTPA’s spring youth workshop, which will begin rehearsals next week and present “Shrek, Jr.” on stage in April.
Interested parents can get more information and an application at www.ptpashows.org.
Ian Owens, left, plays conman Frank Abagnale and Scott Colin plays FBI agent Carl Hanratty in the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts’ production of “Catch Me If You Can” on stage this weekend at the J.J. Ferrara Center, West Broad Street, Hazleton.