High-Flying Musical Roller Coaster
Catch Me If You Can
March 4 - April 17, 2022
Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Directed by Molly Smith
Choreographed by Parker Esse
Music Direction by Laura Bergquist
2 hours 20 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission
Humor, music and dance drive this rousing musical based on true events and a critically acclaimed film. See how charming, young con man Frank Abagnale Jr. posed as an airline pilot, a lawyer and a doctor — and then escaped police custody, all before he turned 22.
The Tony-nominated musical comedy is jam-packed with dynamic numbers such as “Don’t Break the Rules,” “Live in Living Color” and “Doctor’s Orders.” Catch Me If You Can is a high-flying musical roller coaster filled with glamour and delight for the entire family. Where else but Washington, D.C., could a musical about con men and being conned be the perfect story we need right now?
The music of Catch Me If You Can is generously sponsored by Michele Toth and William Caldwell.
Choreography is sponsored by Virginia McGehee Friend.
Supporting Sponsorship for Catch Me If You Can is generously provided by , Catherine and Chris Guttman-McCabe and Sheila Stampfli.
CARA ROSE DIPIETRO
BRYAN CHARLES MOORE
STEPHANIE POPE LOFGREN
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE
JZ CASTING / GEOFF JOSSELSON, C.S.A. AND KATJA ZAROLINSKI, C.S.A.
EMILY ANN MELLON
Catch Me If You Can News
DC Metro Theater Arts
Molly Smith on the allure of the con man in Catch Me If You Can at Arena
Parker Esse Choreographs a New Catch Me If You Can at Arena Stage
WJLA Good Morning Washington
Good Morning Washington cohosts interview Christian Thompson
Costumes Take Center Stage in Arena’s Catch Me If You Can (pg. 13)
"Your Value as a Member of Society is Not Dictated by What is on Your Resume."
Musical at Arena Stage Soars Telling True Tale of High-Flying Infamous Conman
"Don’t Let Any Box, Type, or Label Define All That is You."
MD Theatre Guide
"Huge praise goes to the seemingly inexhaustible and talented ensemble." - Review
"An energetic, joyful night of escapist fun, and just what pandemic weary audiences have been waiting for"
"It's a good season for musicals in the D.C. area"
Whisk and Quill
Catch Me If You Can Soars with High Energy and a High-Flying True Story of the Infamous Conman
El Tiempo Latino
Un latino crea la moda de los sesenta en Catch Me If You Can
"Christian Thompson takes on the multiple roles as Abagnale Jr."
"Your Worth is Not Measured by The Amount Jobs That You Book!"
BWW Interview: Molly Smith of Catch Me If You Can at Arena Stage
D.C.'s spring theater scene feels like the before times
2022 Spring Arts Guide: Catch Me If You Can at the Arena Stage
Arena Stage presents musical version of Spielberg movie Catch Me If You Can
Christian Thompson, Nehal Joshi, Jeff McCarthy Lead New Revision of Catch Me If You Can at Arena Stage
Things To Do: Catch Me If You Can at Arena Stage
The Con is On at Arena Stage
Grab your dancing shoes! Learn a dance number from the high-flying musical comedy Catch Me If You Can. Bring this high-energy musical right to your living room with a virtual dance class taught by cast member and Assistant Choreographer, Kristin Yancy.
Class will be for 1-hour over Zoom. Webinar link will be sent to your email 24-hours prior to class. All dance levels/experience welcome!
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM
Cost: $15 per person
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