Catch Me If You Can

Musical

Writers: Terrence McNally Marc Shaiman Scott Wittman

Overview

Show Information

Music
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2011
Genres
Comedy, Historical/Biographical
Time & Place
1960’s, united states, various settings
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Frank Abagnale Jr., Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960’s. We begin as Frank is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty, after years of pursuit. Frank, however, thinks the audience deserves to hear his version of the truth, and narrates his life as a hip, dance-heavy variety television show. We see Frank, as a teenager, run away from his unhappy home to live a life of great adventure, conning people by assuming a multitude of identities: airplane pilot, doctor, and lawyer, to name a few. A fast, rollicking musical by the creative team behind Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can tells the tale of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.

Lead Characters