Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can debuts in Minnesota December 11-16, 2012 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre. It is part of Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2012/13 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis Season. Watch a commercial for the show below!
This high-Flying Musical captures the astonishing life 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. With straight arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, the show takes off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase set to a jazzy, swinging sixties score that keeps the adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all, and Frank find outs what happens when love catches up with a man on the run.
This engagement follows hot on the heels of the recent Broadway run, where the show received considerable acclaim. 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.
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 and 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.
Purchase tickets in person at the State Theatre Box Office, go online through HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787. For more information visit www.CatchMeOnTour.com. And watch the video below!