Two weeks ago I was invited to see Catch Me If You Can on Broadway for Blogger’s Night. Â If you are wondering why the name of the show sounds so familiar, this show shares the same story as theÂ Â 2002 movie starting Leonardo DiCaprio. Â I hadn’t see the movie before, so the story line kept me entertained throughout the 2.5 hour show.
For those of you who haven’t seen the show or the movie, the show is about a guy who lies and says he’s a pilot, doctor and a lawyer – all by the time he’s 21. Â I won’t give too much more away, but the FBI is on his tail throughout the show, with a standout performance by Tony award winner Norbert Leo Butz, the head FBI agent. Â His dancing is incredible!
I hadn’t seen a show in awhile that had original music (let’s face it, Jersey Boys was all songs by the Four Seasons, and Baby It’s You had music from the Shirelles). Â While I wasn’t looking for the soundtrack after the show and didn’t find too many of the songs memorable, it was definitely entertaining. Â I didn’t get bored like I have during some shows (yes, while I love Broadway, sometimes I’ve sat there counting how many songs are left in a show), and the performances were really strong, especially by the lead Aaron Tveit.
Overall, I enjoyed Catch Me If You Can and thought it was one of the better shows I’d seen in awhile. Â This show will be playing through September 4 (Sunday) so if you are around Labor Day weekend, consider getting tickets! If you have parents in town too, the show might be something they enjoy as well, so it could be fun for the whole family. If you have a student ID, there are also student rush tickets available for $27 for day-of performances. Â You must get them when the box office opens, and there’s a limit of two tickets per person.