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Audition Announcement

*** Lyric Music Theater Auditions ***

 

Book by Terrence McNally     Music by Marc Shaiman    
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Director: Mary Meserve
Music Director: Evan Cuddy
Choreographer: Ray Dumont
Assistant Choreographer: Keith Nadeau

Where: Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer Street, South Portland, ME

When: Saturday, March 25th – 1:00pm
Sunday, March 26th - 6:30pm
Callbacks (if necessary) Monday, March 27th - 6:30pm

Auditions will consist of singing, dancing, and readings for all auditions. Everyone must bring a prepared vocal audition piece with sheet music for the accompanist. There will be no a cappella auditions. Everyone will be asked to dance and women should bring heels for the dance portion of the audition (character shoes are fine). All parts are open and everyone auditioning will be considered. Callbacks on the 27th are on an as-needed basis. 

Show dates: June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 (must be available for all performance dates)

Synopsis: 
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--if you can. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abagnale, 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. 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. The tension is high, the dreams are within reach, and the chase is on! 

Cast of Characters

Frank Abagnale, Jr – Our handsome, charming con artist, Frank is a teen on the run… from everyone and having a blast doing it. Onstage much of the show with several songs and dances - age: 18-24 - must look young enough to pass for a teenager – Vocal range G2 to C5

Agent Carl Hanratty – The FBI agent after Frank, Carl is a talented agent but a workaholic and a loner. As he ages, he regrets losing his family years to his work. Honest and steadfast that crime does not pay, he’ll follow Frank to the ends of the earth to catch him - age: 35-50 – Vocal range G2 to G4

Frank Abagnale, Sr – Father to Frank Jr. An aging but loveable con-artist who sets Frank on his crime spree. Has a good heart but always looks for the score and is losing everything he cares about in the process - age: 45-65 –Range: F2 – G#4 

Paula Abagnale – Frank Jr’s beautiful mother. She met Frank Sr. in her hometown in France at the end of WWII and was at first charmed. She still cares for them both but has fallen out of love for Frank Sr and does not know how to connect with her son – must be able to speak and sing in an authentic French accent - age: 45-60 –Range: A3 – C5 

Brenda Strong – A shy, young nurse, Brenda falls in love with Frank, unaware of his real identity, and they eventually get engaged. Frank gives her confidence and when she eventually learns the truth she still sees the good in him - age: 20-20 –Range: G3 – A5

Carol Strong – Benda’s mother, a good-natured, boisterous southern belle. Takes a shine to Frank and accepts him into the family – age: 45-60 - Range: Bb3 – A5 

Roger Strong – Brenda’s conservative, Southern father. Stern but also eventually accepts Frank into the family - age: 45-65 - Range: A2 - A4

Dance Ensemble – 6 men and 6 women, must dance well – ages 20-30;
Character Ensemble  – 4-6 must sing and also dance but not as strenuously – ages 20+
The ensemble plays many roles throughout the show, most with lots of high energy dancing. They play the stewardesses (Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Jane, Kellie, Shellie); school friends, air travelers; assistants; pilots; FBI Agents; targets; party-goers; doctors; nurses; and interns - the ensemble is onstage frequently and involved in several production numbers.

Thank you for your interest. For further information, please contact Mary at mmeserve9@gmail.com.

See you at auditions!


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