Catch Me If You Can


SYNOPSIS

Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history - Frank Abagnale Jr., Catch Me If You Can is an energetic, fast paced musical set in the 1960’s. We begin as Frank is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty after several years of pursuit. Frank, however, thinks the audience deserves to hear his version of the truth, and so the story follows his life as a hip, dance-heavy variety television show. We see Frank, as a teenager, run away from his unhappy home to live a life of great adventure, conning people by assuming a multitude of identities: airplane pilot, doctor, and lawyer, to name a few. An energetic, rollicking musical by the creative team behind Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can tells the tale of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.

CLASS FEES

The cost to take part WSP’s SHOWTIME program is $400. Scholarships are available and will be awarded out by the audition panel at their discretion.

AUDITION BOOKINGS

Book in your audition using the link below
https://wspcatchmeifyoucanauditions2019.as.me/


PERFORMANCES

Thursday July 25th - Sunday 28th @ Gasworks Theatre, Gasworks Art Park, Albert Park.


AUDITIONS

Friday 1st February - Sunday 3rd February

Friday 1st February Dance Troupe and Frank Jr Dance Audition 6pm - 8pm

Audition Venue - Balwyn Evergreen Centre - 45 Talbot Avenue, North Balwyn



CALLBACKS

Sunday 3rd February 5pm - 9pm

Cast announced first week February.

Show rehearsals commence February 13th



REHEARSALS

Wednesday and Thursday evenings (Wednesdays & Thursdays ~6pm - 9pm). Balwyn Location, easy access via tram & bus.

Some Tuesday mornings for lead characters.

Cast members will not be required at every rehearsal.

PERFORMANCE WEEK

Sunday July 21st - Bump In / Tech Run

Monday July 22nd - Tech Run

Tuesday July 23rd - Full Run

Wednesday July 24th - Full Run

Thursday July 25th - Performance

Friday July 26th - Performance

Saturday July 27th - Performance

Sunday July 28th - Performance

CHARACTERS

Please note we may double cast some roles, allowing these performers 2 shows as the lead character and 2 in ensemble / another role.

Character Featured Songs Description Ability Audition Requirements
Frank Abagnale Jr. Tenor G2 - C5 Live in Living Color, The Pinstripes Are All That They See, Someone Else’s Skin, Jet Set, Live in Living Color (Reprise), Butta Outta Cream, Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year, Seven Wonders, (Our) Family Tree, Goodbye, Strange But True Frank Abagnale Jr is a youthful, resourceful, yet vulnerable young man. His character bursts with natural charisma and charm, and he is incredibly intelligent. A fast moving, likable character, Frank Jr is a survivor who is searching for a place to call home Young Adult. Teenager - Mid 20’s. Strong dancer, singer, charismatic overall performer. In this challenging lead role, the actor has to be eminently likable, relatable but also mischievous. 2 songs in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. Attend the Dance Troupe Audition. American Accent
Agent Carl Hanratty Tenor G2 - G4 Don’t Break the Rules, The Man Inside the Clues, Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year, Little Boy Be a Man, Strange But True Hanratty is a depressed yet determined, honourable agent. He is by the book and quite a conservative character. Adult. Good movement, singer, honest performer. The actor in this lead role must gain earn the audience’s sympathy and trust. 2 songs in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Brenda Strong Alto G3 - A5 Seven Wonders, (Our) Family Tree, Fly, Fly Away Brenda is a gentle, soft natured, hard working young nurse. She is a romantic, and has a rather sweet, naive idea on relationships and whilst she is very much in love and loyal to Frank Jr, she is also clever and quick on the uptake. Young Adult. Good movement, strong singer, sweet & innocent character. The actress playing this role needs show innocence and immediately relate to the audience. 2 songs in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Frank Abagnale Sr. Baritone F2 - G#4/Ab4 The Pinstripes Are All That They See, Butta Outta Cream, Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year, Don’t Be a Stranger, Little Boy Be a Ma Frank Sr is a likeable con artist. He’s smooth with his words and is quite the swindler. Unfortunately he’s not great with finances. He is very close to his son Frank Jr. Adult. Good movement, singer, lovable character. 2 songs in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Paula Abagnale Alto A3 - C5 Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year, Don’t Be a Stranger beautiful French slightly disillusioned, disappointed woman. She loves her son Frank Jr, but perhaps struggles to be a ‘traditional’ mother. Adult. Good movement, strong singer, French accent. 2 songs in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Carol Strong Alto A#3/Bb3 - A5 (Our) Family Tree A talkative, brash woman with an outgoing personality. Adult. Good mover, singer, southern accent. 1 song in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Roger Strong Baritone A2 - A4 (Our) Family Tree Old school, confident man with traditional beliefs on life and love. Adult. Good mover, singer, conservative character, southern accent. 1 song in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Agent Cod Don’t Break the Rules A dutiful, obedient agent. Friends with all the FBI workers. Young Adult / Adult. Good mover, singer, dancer. 1 song in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Agent Dollar Don’t Break the Rules Ambitious, gun enthusiastic agent. Friends with all the FBI workers. Young Adult / Adult. Good mover, singer, dancer. 1 song in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Agent Branton Don’t Break the Rules Relaxed, businesslike agent. Friends with all the FBI workers. Young Adult / Adult. Good mover, singer, dancer. 1 song in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent
Cheryl Ann   A high priced female escort who always feels she has the upper hand. Unfortunately for her she gets conned by Frank Jr. Adult. Confident performer. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent.
Dance Troupe Live in Living Color, The Pinstripes Are All That They See, Someone Else’s Skin, Jet Set, Live in Living Color (Reprise), Don’t Break the Rules, The Pinstripes Are All That They See (Reprise), Doctor’s Orders, Don’t Be a Stranger, (Our) Family Tree, Goodbye, Strange But True Featured dancers and singers who appear as multiple characters throughout the entire show. Many will be given small speaking roles and solo singing parts. For characters see list in ensemble. Passionate, enthusiastic dancers, who are willing to learn and have a great work ethic. Attend the Dance Troupe Audition.
Ensemble
Voice Over, Jack Barnes, Nerd, Jock, Principal Owings, Betty, Judge, Railroad Agent, Swiss Army Knife Assistant, India Ink Assistant Elmer Glue Assistant Assistant 4, Bank Teller Dianne, Cindy (soloist), Mindy (soloist), Lindy (soloist), Kelly (soloist), Shellie (soloist), Nellie, Sherie, Terri, Karrie, Jane (soloist), Pan Am Executive, Tailor, Stewardess, Motel Manager, Female Trio (trio), Atlanta Doctor, Nurse 1 (soloist), Ben Casey, Ben Casey Intern, Doctor Wanamaker, Nurse 2 (soloist), Nurse 3 (soloist), Intern 2, Bartender, Atlanta Doctor, Three women (trio)
Live in Living Color, Someone Else’s Skin, Jet Set, Live in Living Color (Reprise), The Pinstripes Are All That They See (Reprise), Doctor’s Orders, (Our) Family Tree, Strange But True Featured performers who may appear as multiple characters that sing, dance and act throughout the entire show. There are singing solos and various speaking parts that may be given to ensemble members. The ensemble in Catch Me If You Can is well featured and requires a strong group of performers. Confident Singers, dancers and actors who are enthusiastic performers. 1 song in the style of the show. 1 monologue of your choice. American Accent




AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare 2 songs in the style of the show (unless specified above), and a 1 minute monologue of your choice that highlights your acting skills and the way in which you would like to portray your character. You may choose to write your own piece or perform one already written. American accents.

Backing tracks are required. Can be played via bluetooth or plugged in to speakers.

All auditionees are required to bring in a CV and a headshot.

All those auditioning for dance troupe must attend the dance troupe audition on Friday 1st February.

*Video auditions are accepted under special circumstances but you must be able to attend the callbacks on Sunday 3rd February 5pm-9pm. Please contact the director at director@wendysamantha.com to discuss this further.

COMPREHENSIVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Some changes may be made once auditions and callbacks are complete. Successful applications will be notified of the final rehearsal schedule.

FEBRUARY

Wednesday February 13th - 5pm - 9pm - Meet & Greet - FULL CAST
Thursday February 14th - 5pm - 9pm - Vocals (Live In Living Colour, Someone Else’s Skin) - FULL CAST
Wednesday February 20th - 5pm - 9pm- Vocals (Jet Set, Doctor’s Orders) - FULL CAST
Thursday February 21st - 5pm - 9pm- Vocals (The Pinstripes Are All That They See, Butter Outta Cream) - Frank Jr, Frank Sr
Wednesday February 27th - 5pm - 9pm- Vocals (Don’t Break The Rules, The Man Inside The Clues) - Hanratty & Detectives
Thursday February 28th - 5pm - 9pm - Vocals (Goodbye, Stuck Together) - Frank Jr, Hanratty

MARCH

Wednesday March 6th - 5pm - 9pm- Vocals (Our Family Tree, Fly, Fly Away), Acting (Act 1 - Prologue) - FULL CAST
Thursday March 7th - 5pm - 9pm - Acting (Prologue Revise & Act 1 - Scene 1) - FULL CAST
Wednesday March 13th - 5pm - 9pm - Vocals (Don’t Break The Rules, The Man Inside The Clues), Acting (Scene 2, Scene 3) - Frank Jr, Paula, Nerd, Jock, Principal Owings, Betty, Jack Barnes, Paula, Dance Troupe, Ensemble
Thursday March 14th - 5pm - 9pm - Acting (Act 1 Scene 4, Scene 5, Scene 6) - Frank Jr, Paula, Frank Sr, Judge, Commuters, Railroad Agent, Attractive Assistants - Swiss Army Knife, India Ink, Elmer Glue, Assistant 4, Hanratty, Bank Teller Dianne, Cod, Dollar, Branton, Ensemble.
Wednesday March 20th - 5pm - 9pm - Vocals (Don’t be a stranger, Little boy be a man), Acting (Act 1 - Scene 7, Scene 8, Scene 9) - Frank Jr, Cindy, Mindy, Lindy, Kelly, Shellie, Nellie, Sherrie, Terri, Karrie, Jane, Cheryl Ann, Hanratty, Cod, Dollar, Branton, Stewardess, Frank Sr.
Thursday March 21st - 5pm - 9pm - Acting / Dance Viewing (Act 2 - Scene 2, Scene 3, full run) - FULL CAST
Sunday March 24th - 3pm - 8pm - Dance preparation - FULL CAST
Tuesday March 26th - 10am - 12pm - (Scene 10, Scene 11, Scene 12, Act 2 Scene 1) - Frank Jr, Frank Sr, Hanratty, Cod, Dollar, Branton, Frank Jr, Paula, Jack Barnes, Hanratty, Motel Manager,
Wednesday March 27th - 5pm - 9pm - Vocals (Phil Spector’s Favourite Xmas, RECAP Jet set, Doctor’s Orders) - Female Trio, Frank Jr, Cindy, Mindy, Lindy, Kelly, Shellie, Nellie, Sherrie, Terri, Karrie, Jane, Ensemble, Nurse 1, 2, 3, Dance Troupe
Thursday March 28th - 5pm - 9pm - Acting (Act 2 - Scene 4, Scene 5, 6) - Frank Jr, Brenda, Hanratty, Atlanta Doctor, Branton, Dollar, Cod, Carol, Roger
unday March 31st - 3pm - 8pm - dance training workshop - FULL CAST

APRIL

Tuesday 2nd April - 10am - 12pm - Acting (Act 2 - Scene 7, 8) - Frank Jr, Frank Sr, Handratty, Brenda, Carol, Roger, Cod, Branton, Dollar
Wednesday April 3rd - 5pm - 9pm - Acting (Act 2 - Scene 9), Vocals (Seven Wonders, My Favourite Time of Year) - FULL CAST
Thursday April 4th - 5pm - 9pm - dance training rehearsal (revise)
(April School Holidays start 5th - 23rd April)
Wednesday 24th April - 5pm - 9pm - Show Run - FULL CAST
Thursday 25th April - ANZAC DAY - NO REHEARSAL
Saturday April 27th - 3pm - 8pm - Show run / Dance choreography
Prologue (Live In Living Colour & Live In Living Colour Tag) - FULL CAST
Sunday April 28th - 3pm - 8pm - General Choreography
Prologue (Live In Living Colour & Live In Living Colour Tag) - FULL CAST
Scene 1 (Pinstripes Are All They See) - Frank Jr & Frank Sr, Dance Troupe

MAY

Wednesday 1st May - 5pm - 9pm - FULL CAST - Headshots
Thursday 2nd May - 5pm - 9pm - Acting / Dance - Scene 1 (Pinstripes Are All They See) - Frank Jr & Frank Sr, Dance Troupe, Scene 2 (Pinstripes Are All They See Tag/Transition)
Sunday May 5th - 3pm - 8pm - Paula, Frank Jr, Frank Sr, Dance Troupe - (Jet Set, Don’t Be A Stranger)
Wednesday 8th May - FULL CAST - Promotional Photos
Thursday 9th May - Dance (Someone Else’s Skin, Butter Outta Cream) - Frank Jr, Frank Sr, Dance Troupe, Ensemble
Saturday May 11th - 3pm - 8pm - dance workshops - Doctor’s Orders - Dance Troupe, Ensemble
Sunday May 12th - 3pm - 8pm - dance workshops (cast required on needs basis)
Wednesday 15th May - 5pm - 9pm - Acting - Leads Act 2
Thursday 16th May - 5pm - 9pm - Dance (Don’t Break The Rules) - Hanratty, Cod, Dollar, Branton, Dance Troupe
Saturday 18th May - 3pm - 8pm - vocals & dance - FULL CAST
Sunday 19th May - 3pm - 8pm - vocals & dance - FULL CAST
Wednesday 22nd May - 5pm - 9pm - Acting - Leads Act 1
Thursday 23rd - 5pm - 9pm - Dance (Little Boy, Be A Man) - Hanratty, Frank Sr
Saturday 25th May - 3pm - 8pm - Dance (Our Family Tree) - Carol, Roger, Brenda, Frank Jr, Ensemble & Dance Troupe
Sunday 26th May - 3pm - 8pm - Dance (Stuck Together) - FULL CAST
Wednesday 29th May - 5pm - 9pm - Leads Act 2
Thursday 30th May - 5pm - 9pm - Dance (Goodbye) - FULL CAST

JUNE

Wednesday 5th - 5pm - 9pm - run show - FULL CAST
Thursday 6th - 5pm - 9pm - run show - FULL CAST
Wednesday 12th - 5pm - 9pm - run show - FULL CAST
Thursday 13th - 5pm - 9pm - run show - FULL CAST
Saturday 15th June - 3pm - 8pm - costume run - FULL CAST
Sunday 16th June - 3pm - 8pm - costume run - FULL CAST
Wednesday 19th June 5pm - 9pm - run show - FULL CAST
Thursday 20th June - 5pm - 9pm - run show - FULL CAST
Saturday 22nd June - 3pm - 8pm - show run - FULL CAST
Sunday 23rd June - 3pm - 8pm - show run - FULL CAST
Wednesday 26th - show run - FULL CAST
Thursday 27th - show run - FULL CAST
(School Holidays start 28th June - 15th July - some leads may be required for small group / individual rehearsals)
Sunday July 14th 3pm - 8pm - Sitzprobe - FULL CAST & orchestra
Saturday 20th July - Full Show Run - FULL CAST