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Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce auditions for their May 2016 Victorian Premiere Production of Catch Me If You Can, which will be performed at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute from Friday 6th May to Saturday 21st May 2016.

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 4 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 Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).

Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, 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 cheques, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.


Production Manager –  Marcus Cassidy-Anderson
Director –  Amy Bryans
Musical Director –  Stacey-Louise Camilleri
Choreographer –  Steven Rostron


Auditions will be held at the MDX Studios, Unit 2/1 Akuna Drive, Williamstown (Melways 55 H6)

  • Saturday 28th November: from 10.00am
  • Tuesday 1st December: from 7.30pm


Please keep these dates and times free.

Auditionees may be required for the following dates and times; the Production Team will inform you if you are required to attend any of the dates and times below at the end of the first stage of auditions.

  • Wednesday 2nd December – Dance Audition from 7.30pm
    MDX Dance Studios
    Unit 2/1 Akuna Drive, Williamstown (Melways 55 H6)

  • Sunday 6th December – Call-backs from 7.00pm (only if required)
    Williamstown Mechanics Institute Theatre
    Corner of Melbourne Road and Electra Street, Williamstown (Melways 56 C9)


  • All auditionees are required to make an audition booking by calling 1300 881 545.
  • Auditionees must be over the age of 16 at the time of your audition.
  • MEN: Please prepare TWO audition songs, one musical theatre piece and one jazz standard, which demonstrates your vocal range and ability, connection with the lyric and confidence.
  • WOMEN: Please prepare TWO audition songs, two contrasting musical theatre songs, which demonstrates your vocal range and ability, connection with the lyric and confidence.
  • In your audition you may only be required to perform one or part of one or both of your songs, so please choose an appropriate starting place.
  • No songs from the show are permitted.
  • If auditioning for a particular character, please take note of the vocal type required.
  • Sheet music only may be used and all sheet music must be in the correct key. No transposition or a capella singing will be accepted. No backing tracks
  • Auditionees may be asked to sing some scales and/ or some oral exercises depending on the requirements of the role/ s they are auditioning for.
  • Auditionees may be asked to do a short read at their audition. Dialogue will be available at the venue at the time of your audition.
  • Performers from all ethnic backgrounds are invited to audition.


  • Successful cast members will need to be available for Costume Measurements on Tuesday 15th December between 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
  • Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.30pm and Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm to 5.30pm, starting from Sunday 31st January 2016.
  • There may be a requirement to start some Sunday rehearsals from 10am.
  • There will be 2 rehearsal weekends planned for 19th / 20th March (all day) and 16th / 17th April (all day).
  • Performance dates are from Friday 6th May to Saturday 21st May 2016.
  • Cast are required to assist with bump-out on Tuesday 24th May 2016 in the evening.
  • All auditionees are required to complete the standard audition form, please bring your CV (if you have one) and a non-returnable head shot.



Please note that ‘character ages’ are indicative but not necessarily prescriptive. All characters require an American accent excluding Paula who is French.


FRANK ABAGNALE, JR (M) Tenor with pop-belt G2 – C5
Stage Age: 16 – 25
Our story’s conniving protagonist, he is a handsome and youthful con artist who is charming, charismatic and knows how to work a crowd. 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. Should be a confident mover/dancer.
CARL HANRATTY (M) Baritone: G2 – G4
Stage Age: 30 – 50

An FBI agent leading the investigation and search for Frank Jr. A knowledgeable and habitual workaholic who lives for the moment he gets his man. Lives a private life of loneliness and depression. Should be a confident mover/dancer.

FRANK ABAGNALE, SR (M) Baritone F2 – G#4
Stage Age: 40 – 55

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 (F) Mezzo-Soprano A3 – C5
Stage Age: 30 – 45

Frank Jr.’s gorgeous French-Algerian 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. Paula requires a French accent.

BRENDA STRONG (F) Mezzo Soprano (belter) G3 – A5
Stage Age: 16 – 25
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 (F) Mezzo Soprano Bb3 – A5
Stage Age: 30 – 60

Brenda’s traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous.

ROGER STRONG (M) Baritone A2 – A4
Stage Age: 30 – 60
Brenda’s conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic.
Stage Age: 30 – 40
A washed-up model turned prostitute who Frank encounters on his adventures. Acting role.
Stage Age: 20 – 50
Agents working with Carl Hanratty to chase down Frank. Acting roles, with dance ability preferred.


This production will feature a heavy amount of dance numbers for all ensemble and so confidence and/ or ability in movement/ choreography is important. Please note some of the previously listed roles may double as ensemble.

All must have strong harmony abilities. Females should have strong belt voices in the mid-top range.

As well as being featured in all dance numbers, there are various roles within the show that the ensemble will be playing, many with spoken lines. They are all “characters” and should represent a range of ages and physical types.

The ensemble roles within the show are as follows:


To secure your spot in auditioning for this magnificent musical
please call 1300 881 545.