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)
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.
|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.
|CHERYL ANN (F)|
|Stage Age: 30 – 40
A washed-up model turned prostitute who Frank encounters on his adventures. Acting role.
|AGENT BRANTON, AGENT COD AND AGENT DOLLAR (M)|
|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:
COMMUTERS; ASSISTANTS; STEWARDESSES (MINDY, CINDY, LINDY, JANE, KELLIE, SHELLIE); PILOTS; AGENTS; TARGETS; PARTY-GOERS; DOCTORS; NURSES; INTERNS, MOTEL MANAGER, BAR TENDER, DOCTOR WANAMAKER, BEN CASEY, JOCKS AND NERDS etc…