Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture
May 5 – 21, 2017
The hit film (based on an unbelievable but true story) inspired this high-flying musical comedy which is all about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abagnale Jr. runs away from home. 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 — and seeks to win the girls of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, a cross-country pursuit by Hanratty ensues to bring forger/imposter Frank to justice.
Devilishly deceiving is Casey Berry (A Christmas Carol: The Musical) in the role of Frank Jr. His father and mentor, Frank Sr., who also has his own brushes with the law, is portrayed by Clayton King (You Can’t Take It With You). The role of Frank’s long-suffering mother is taken by Jordan Harper (The Little Mermaid). Hot on the heels of our show’s star is Gil Young (A Christmas Story) as Agent Hanratty. Frank’s antics certainly get him noticed by many including Nurse Brenda Strong, played by Katie Gatch, in her Town Theatre debut.
Don’t miss this fast, rollicking musical that shares the life of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.
Director ~ Jamie Carr Harrington
Musical Director ~ Amanda Hines
Choreographer ~ Tracy Steele
Costumer ~ Lori Stepp
Scenic & Lighting Director ~ Danny Harrington