CATCH ME IF YOU CAN ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR CASTAug 6, 2012
National Tour Takes Off at the Providence Performing Arts Center
October 7 – 14, 2012
Opens the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series
Providence, RI - Troika Entertainment, LLC is pleased to announce initial casting for the CATCH ME IF YOU CAN national tour, which officially launches at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, October 7 – 14, 2012. Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence; online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).
Tickets are $69 - $42; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.
Current Box Office Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10A to 3P and through curtain time(s) on performance days. Regular Box Office Hours resume Monday, August 13 and are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P and Saturday, 10A to 2P. During the run of JERSEY BOYS (August 15 – September 2), the Box Office will be open through intermission.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN kicks off the the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
The charming, high-flying con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. will be played by Stephen Anthony and Carl Hanratty, the FBI agent who is always on Frank’s tracks, will be played by Merritt David Janes. Additional casting includes 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, 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 and Bradley Allan Zarr.
Based on the hit DreamWorks film, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN captures the astonishing true 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 the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score 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.” 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 the book and 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 & 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), costumes based on the original design 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.
For more information visit www.CatchMeOnTour.com or www.ppacri.org
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is presented by the Providence Performing Arts Center and is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
The performance schedule for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is
Sunday, October 7 at 6:30P
Tuesday, October 9 at 7P
Wednesday, October 10 at 7P
Thursday, October 11 at 7:30P
Friday, October 12 at 7:30P
Saturday, October 13 at 2P & 8P
Sunday, October 14 at 1P
Discounted admission is available for groups of 20 or more; for more information and to order, please contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at email@example.com or (401) 574-3162.
For interview requests, production photography, and cast bios, please contact Marketing Projects Coordinator Caitlyn DiPompo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 574-3112.