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The con is on in musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’ at Atlanta Lyric Theatre

 

catchmeCatch Me If You Can is a splashy, high-flying musical about the real-life Frank W. Abagnale Jr., a runaway teenager with eyes on the glamorous life. He uses his boyish charm, big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks to woo women and pose successfully as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor and a prosecutor — all before age 19. It gets more complicated when an FBI agent begins to pursue him. The score is by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). The 2002 nonmusical movie featured Leonardi DiCaprio as Frank and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent in pursuit. The Broadway original was nominated for five 2011 Tony awards. This Atlanta Lyric Theatre staging is a regional premiere.

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Encore Life

3 Cyclorama events wrap Civil War anniversary

A concert featuring music from “Uprising” by Atlanta theater artist Gabrielle Fulton is one of three upcoming events marking the Civil War’s 150th anniversary at the Cyclorama.

MARDI GRAS IN MOBILE

This 300-year cultural history goes a lot deeper than colorful beads, costumes and debauchery.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

Selling itself as a “destination for Atlanta’s intown culture,” the Krog Street Market pairs retail with restaurants, claiming to be a “West Coast-style market.”

‘Taste’ wraps 2014 with stats, winners

Thirteen metro eateries and their chefs took home prizes from the 2014 Taste of Atlanta.

Fox Theatre names No. 1 fan

The Fox Theatre’s No. 1 fan, determined in a social media contest, is Sharon Frank of Palmetto. She related the story of a first date in 1967 — with the man she’d eventually marry.

Touchdown!

The new College Football Hall of Fame and Fan Experience is far more than statues and plaques. Every college team in the nation is represented, along with bands, mascots, cheerleaders and lots of interactive things to do.

Savannah Smiles

Much has changed since Margaret Mitchell compared Savannah and its coastal companion Charleston to “aged grandmothers sunning themselves placidly in the sun.” Here are a few of those changes.

ArtsScene Blog

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS | Jan. 29

Want to get your culture on this weekend? Our recommend-dations include the world premiere musical Tuck Everlasting at the Alliance Theatre. Pictured: Broadway regular Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Jesse Tuck and Atlanta’s Sarah Charles Lewis as Winnie Foster. Photo by Greg Mooney. For more on “Tuck,” see this ENCORE FEATURE.
 
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In keeping with a winter tradition in Atlanta, Alvin Ailey returns to the Fox Theatre with three programs. No matter which you see, you’ll catch husband-and-wife Glenn and Linda Sims in showcase moments.

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS | Jan. 22

This weekend: Take in the raucous “Bad Jews,” opening at Actor’s Express and previews of “Tuck Everlasting,” the world premiere musical at the Alliance Theatre. And make plans now to hear the people sing in the reprise of “Les Misérables” at Aurora Theatre through March 8. All shows until Feb. 18 are sold out.

‘OUR GENERATION’S BROADWAY ROYALTY’

“This one was a little tough at first,” director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw says of “Tuck Everlasting.” “Its themes about life and death are as big as you can get. Those themes and the story’s emotional power make it right for a musical adaptation.”

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Playwright Joshua Mikel’s “Lillian Likes It” is a funny, theatrical look at Internet dating that goes deeper and in unexpected directions.

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS | Jan. 15

Want to get your culture on this weekend? Here are our recommendations. And check out our “Looking Ahead” section for some of the biggest happenings just around the corner.


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