Catch Me If You Can

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce Auditions for,

“Catch Me If You Can”

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.

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 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, come be a part of our production!

Auditions will be held 1/16/18 & 1/18/18 With callbacks by invitation on 1/20/18

Ages 16 and over are welcome to audition. Strong dance skills are a must as well as ability to sing harmonies. Paula needs a french accent. All ensemble roles require strong characterization ability since they are required to take on many different roles throughout the show.

Please come prepared with 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Please provide a minus track or Piano Accompanist, no a’capella singing will be allowed.

Creative Team

Producer: Lindy Bowthorpe

Director: Amy Bodily

Music Director: Skyler Bluemel

Choreographer: Sarah Bringhurst

Stage Manager: Jessica Fee

Cast of Characters

Age listed is not necessarily the age of the actor playing the role.

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: G2

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G2

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 65

Vocal range top: G#4

Vocal range bottom: F2

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A3

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Carol Strong

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

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Roger Strong

Brenda’s conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 60

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Jack Barnes
Paula’s love interest.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60

Cheryl Ann

Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25

Supporting FBI Agents
Cod, Dollar and, Branton
Age: 18 to 60


There are over 30 ensemble featured roles to fill. Ensemble is THE place to be in this show. Commuters; Assistants; Stewardesses (Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Jane, Kellie, Shellie); Pilots; Agents; Targets; Party-Goers; Doctors; Nurses; Interns and, ten other categories.

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One Response to Catch Me If You Can

  1. Derrick Vernon Jr. says:

    Hi I Am interested in Any role but Frank Abagnale, Jr would fit me perfect because I lived that life and would love to audition for it if its still available

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