Catch Me If You Can, the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, makes its Minnesota debut at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre, December 11-16, 2012. This first national tour captures the astonishing life story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer and a jet pilot–all before age 21. Single tickets are on sale now. Catch Me If You Can is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2012/13 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis Season. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.
With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, this jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase speeds along with a jazzy, swinging-sixties score that keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run.
This engagement follows hot on the heels of the recent Broadway run, where the show received considerable acclaim. The New York Times exclaims, "Hot diggity! This portrait of the con artist as a young man comes to ecstatic life." WOR Radio calls it "absolutely marvelous" and proclaims Catch Me If You Can "A real BROADWAY musical with showstoppers to enthrall just about everyone." And Vanity Fair says "Catch Me will move you to live life to the fullest and dance past anything standing in your way," and urges "Get your seats now!"
Catch Me If You Can is based on Frank Abagnale's New York Times bestselling autobiography, published by Broadway paperbacks, and the hit 2002 film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr. The live stage version will star Stephen Anthony as Abagnale, Jr. and Merritt David Janes as Carl Hanratty.
Nominated for four Tony® Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, Catch Me If You Can features a Tony Award-winning creative team, with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), an irresistible score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).
Scenic design for Catch Me If You Can is by David Rockwell (Hairspray), costume design is by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design is by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Wicked) and sound design is by Peter McBoyle.
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