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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
AUDITIONS!

ACTORS AGES
13-19
Complete SIGNUP LINK for Auditions
 
 
IN PERSON AUDITIONS
Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Please bring your head shot and resume
Please prepare:
Please bring a copy of your head shot and resume
Please  prepared 16-32 bars of a musical theater song similar style to the show
Please bring sheet music or karaoke style track (no lyrics)
Please bring shoes to dance in as we will be dancing at auditions
 
CALLBACKS (Invitation only)
Sunday, December 17th at 6:30pm (by initiation only)
Materials will be provided from the script for songs and sides
 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
(subject to change)

First Rehearsal: Orientation, read thru, music rehearsal 6-9pm
Mondays 6-9PM
Tuesdays 6-9PM
Wednesdays 6-9PM
Thursdays 6-9
Saturdays 9-11:30AM
 
Cannot accept conflicts for Tech
Cannot accept conflicts for Performances
No conflicts will be accepted after actors have accepted their roles
 
 
SHOW DATES
Friday, February 9th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 10th at 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 PM
Friday, February 16th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 17th at 2:00PM
Saturday, February 17th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 18th at 7:30 PM
Friday, February 23rd at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 24th at 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE, due at first read-through.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned by Sunday, February 25th)
– $150 PRODUCTION FEE per actor.  Show T-shirt is included.
– Additional show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.
 
 
 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen Production of

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Directed by Chelsea Anderson
Music-directed by Stephen Kuebelbeck
Choreography by Lauran Stanis

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS
As described by MUSICAL THEATRE INTERNATIONAL

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning “dream team,” with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full MontyRagtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).

Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abagnale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

Catch Me If You Can is a big and bright spectacle with high-energy dance numbers and a riveting story.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

 
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Our story’s conniving protagonist, he is a handsome and youthful con artist. Grew up learning to disappear into another skin to avoid his problems. He eventually falls in love with Brenda and desperately tries to change his ways.
Carl Hanratty: An FBI agent leading the investigation and search for Frank Jr. A knowledgeable and habitual workaholic who idolizes the moment he catches his perp. Lives a private life of loneliness and depression.
Frank Abagnale, Sr.: Frank Jr.’s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk.
Paula Abagnale: Frank Jr.’s gorgeous mother. She met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of love. Caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son.
Brenda Strong: A young nurse and Frank Jr.’s eventual love interest. Hard-working and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding. Comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings.
Carol Strong: Brenda’s traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous.
Roger Strong: Brenda’s conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic.
Ensemble: Commuters; Assistants; Stewardesses (Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Jane, Kellie, Shellie); Pilots; Agents; Targets; Party-Goers; Doctors; Nurses; Interns