Seabury Hall Performing Arts
Catch Me If You Can
Book by Terence McNally, Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Director/Choreographer David Ward
Vocal Director Molly Schad
Fridays & Saturdays November 15-16, 22-23 @ 7 PM
Sunday November 24 @ 3PM
`A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center
Tickets: Pre-Sell: Adults $14, Kupuna $12, Students & Keiki $5
At The Door: Adults $ 16, Kupuna $14, Students & Keiki $7
Seabury Hall presents the Maui premiere of Catch Me If You Can. Like the film it’s based on, this rousing musical set in the swinging ‘60s, tells the amazing true story of a famous teenage con artist pursued by the FBI.
Famous con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. (Dominic Carosso) pursued by FBI agent Frank Hanratty (Gabe Frampton), decides to give the audience his version of the truth, and narrates his life as a hip, dance-heavy variety television show. Young Frank runs away from his mom (Megan Malcolm) and dad (Javi Frith) and into the arms of Brenda (Stefani Peterson) by conning people by assuming a multitude of identities: airplane pilot, doctor, and lawyer, to name a few. A fast, 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.
David Ward directs and choreographs a cast of over two dozen students.
“We’re having a blast,” says Ward. “This is the first time we’re doing a musical two years in a row. And it’s because the students asked for it. This year we had an especially talented pool of male actors hungry to do a musical again.”
“This summer I did some directorial workshops in New York, saw several Broadway shows, and came back excited and inspired,” Ward continued. “When you’re working with kids who are so hungry to do this, it makes the work magical.”
Vocal Director Molly Schad can’t stop talking about the show’s music.
“Nearly every time we turn the page in the vocal score, I exclaim ‘I love this song! This is one of the best songs of the show!’ And I mean it every time,” says Schad.
“The music is catchy -- and diverse in style. Students can experience a wide variety of music within the scope of one production. It's music you want to listen to more than once, which is good because it's been stuck in my head for months!”
Costumers Andre Morissette and Vanessa Cerrito provide the period 1960s look. Set and light design is by Todd Van Amburgh.
Pre-sale tickets are available at a discounted price until 3 PM on Opening Night on November 15.