Fly, Fly Away with the National Tour of Catch Me If You Can
Fly, Fly Away with Broadway’s newest musical now hitting the tour circuit! The high-flying musical, Catch Me If You Can, is making its national tour debut after premiering on Broadway in Spring 2011! As promised, Luner on Theatre continues you bring you national tour coverage for the shows you need to know about! Catch Me If You Can was one of our favorites of the 2010-2011 season and we are happy to be featuring it back on the blog! Luner on Theatre brings you all the details about the new national tour of Catch Me If You Can!
Catch Me If You Can is a musical that features music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman with a book by Broadway legend Terrance McNally. The musical is based on the real true life story of Frank Abagnale Jr. The true story was originally turned into a movie and was then converted for the stage as well. Frank Abagnale Jr. at only the age of 16 began one of the greatest scams and chases in the world history. Acting in different roles, forging checks and over time gaining millions of dollars in the 1960′s; Frank Abagnale Jr has not only become known since then for his crimes committed but for what he has done for his country to this day. Due to his expertise skills, he eventually became a consultant for the FBI helping figure out fakes just like he once was. He also runs Abagnale & Associates which ironically enough is a financial fraud consultancy company.
Leading the gang as the charming yet deceiving Frank Abagnale, Jr. will be played by Stephen Anthony. Carl Hanratty, the FBI agent who is always on Frank’s tracks from the moment he begins until the moment he ends, is played by Merritt David Janes. Other cast members include Aubrey Mae Davis as Brenda Strong, Caitlin Maloney as Paula Abagnale, Amy Burgmaier as Carol Strong, D. Scott Withers as Roger Strong, Travis Mitchell as Agent Branton, Ben Laxton as Agent Dollar, DerRick Parks as Agent Cod and Dominic Fortuna as Frank Abagnale, Sr.
Ensemble members of this company heavy production include Amanda Braun, Ashley Chasteen, Taylor Collins, Vanessa Dunleavy, Michael Graceffa, Colleen Hayes,Mary Claire King, Trevor Leaderbrand, Casey Renee Rogers,Daniel J. Self, Allyson Tolbert, Nadia Vynnytsky, Bradley Allan Zarr and Esther M. Antoine.
The musical is directed by Jack O’Brien and features choreography by Jerry Mitchell. The tour features a scenic design by David Rockwell , a costume design by the original design by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long , lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner and sound design is by Peter McBoyle.
Check out the photo below from Catch Me If You Can:
This looks so good, who wouldn’t want to be apart of this scam? You can check out Luner on Theatre’s Official Catch Me If You Can Review here as well to see what we thought of this production.
The national tour of Catch Me If You Can will be making stops all across the nation! Memphis, Clearwater, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles are just a few cities on the list of this high-flying musical! You don’t wanna miss your chance to be live in living color with the fantastic new tour of Catch Me If You Can! For more information, check out the Official Catch Me If You Can National Tour Website! Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!