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The Riverhead Faculty And Community Theatre To Present Steven Spielberg Hit

Sydney A. Braat

The Jet Set in RFCT's production of Catch Me if You Can! (Courtesy Photo)

The Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre (RFCT) is pleased to present the musical Catch Me If You Can at the Riverhead High School on Friday, November 4th, Saturday, November 5th, Sunday, November 6th, Friday, November 11th, Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th.

"I knew that Catch Me was a show that I could sink my creative teeth into," said Director Jessica Raven. "I have been lucky enough to possess one of the most gifted casts this group has ever seen."

Catch Me If You Can is based on the 1980 autobiography of Frank Abagnale, Jr., who, prior to turning 19-years-old, had successfully conned millions of dollars by pretending he was a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. In 2002, it was adapted for the big screen. The Steven Spielberg film starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, and Christopher Walken. After a test run in Seattle in 2009, Catch Me If You Can made its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre in April 2011. Aaron Tveit took on the role of Frank Abagnale, Jr. in the original production.

This year, the Riverhead High School stage will be filled with talented singers and dancers, a full 12 piece orchestra, eye-catching costumes, and great sets. Everyone will enjoy this fabulous performance of Catch Me if You Can.

The cast of this production includes Bobby Peterson, James Stevens, Lauren Sisson, Rusty Kransky, Kelsey Ehrensberger, Manning Dandridge, and Linda Aydinian.

"I truly could not ask for a better option for any cast member," added Raven.

The RFCT has been Riverhead's community theater group since 1980. Each year they produce live theater, great family entertainment, all with the goal of raising scholarship money for deserving high school students.

Shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Student tickets are just $5 and Veterans are free on Veteran's Day. The RFCT prides themselves on bringing the community near Broadway quality at a fraction of the cost.

The Riverhead High School is located at Harrison Avenue in Riverhead. For tickets, call 631-871-3908 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Sydney Braat is a Hamptons-raised and NYC-living journalist. She enjoys splitting her time between the bustling city life and relaxing atmosphere of the Hamptons. When she's not writing, Sydney is traveling. She thrives off of new experiences, cultures, cuisine, and languages. Sydney writes about the arts, philanthropy, food & wine, and shopping. https://www.sosydneyny.com/ sydneybraat

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