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Catch Me If You Can

2016 Summer Musical
Directed by Ken Preuss
Music Direction by Aaron Kaplan
Choreography by Karen Shuman

Big Deal Productions is very excited to present Catch Me If You Can as the 2016 Summer Musical! Based on the hit film and incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can, is a high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught!

Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abagnale, Jr. 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. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes. How does the story end? You’ll have to see it to believe it!

Catch Me If You Can is a big and bright musical theater spectacle with highenergy dance numbers, a magnificent score featuring a 15-member orchestra (playing live on stage!) and a truly riveting story. This show is not to be missed! Please note: This production has been rated PG by the licensing agency. Suggested audience range is 8 – Adult. 

Performances will be held on July 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm and July 17 and 24 at 2 pm at the Community Arts Center in Buffalo Grove. Tickets for adults and children ages 13 and up are $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets will be available online starting on June 10 at For more information, please contact the producer, Lindsay Grandt, at 847.850.2132.

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July 29 and 30 at 8 pm at the Community Arts Center. Admission is free.




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Noises Off

Adult Non-Musical
Directed by Debra Goldman

Big Deal Productions is incredibly excited to bring this wonderful piece to the Buffalo Grove community! Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

There are parts for a wide range of adult women and men. Auditions will be August 2 and 3, with callbacks on August 4. Rehearsals will take place on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. The show will take place October 6, 7, 8 and 14 at 7:30 pm, and October 8, 9 and 15 at 2 pm.

For more please contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152.

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The Buffalo Grove Park District Performing Arts is looking for volunteers to help with our upcoming productions. We are looking for people willing to usher at performances, assist with set building/painting, help with costumes and a variety of other tasks related to putting on large scale productions. For more information about volunteering, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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