Catch Me if You Can
Character Breakdown with Sides.
We’d like everyone to prepare the ensemble side, as well any principal side you’d like us to consider you for.
Frank Abagnale Jr., Male, 20-30 SIDE
A handsome and youthful con artist; grew up learning to disappear into another skin to avoid his problems; eventually falls in love with Brenda and desperately tries to change his ways; range: G2-C5.
Carl Hanratty Male, 35-45 SIDE
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; comic, range: G2-G4.
Frank Abagnale Sr., Male, 35-60 SIDE
Frank Jr.’s father; an inspiration when it comes to swindling; upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk;
Paula Abagnale, Female 35 – 50 SIDE
Frank Jr.’s gorgeous mother; 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; has a French accent
Brenda Strong, Female, 20-30 SIDE
a hard-working young nurse, and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding; comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings; range: G3-A5.
Carol Strong, Female 45-60
Brenda’s traditional mother; talkative and boisterous. Comic.
Roger Strong, Male 45-60
Brenda’s conservative father; stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic. Comic. Baritone
FBI Agents Johnny Dollar, Bill Cod, Todd Branton, Males 22-45
Carl Hanratty’s FBI team. Comic. Various vocal ranges.
Ensemble, Males and Females, 16 – 45 male SIDE female SIDE
strong singing/dancing ensemble to play a large number of additional supporting roles including commuters, assistants, stewardesses (Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Jane, Kellie, Shellie), pilots, agents, targets, party-goers, doctors, nurses, and interns.