The REV Theater Company opens its inaugural production of the 2022 season – Catch Me If You Can. The show runs June 8-28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY.
Based on the incredible true story of one of history’s most notorious con artists, Frank Abagnale Jr., Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical ensemble set in the jet era of the 60s. Frank s ran away from his fractured home to pursue a life of high adventure, swindling people along the way by assuming a multitude of identities: airline pilot, doctor and lawyer, to name a few. When the FBI catches on, Frank not only evades capture, but revels in pursuit. A fast-paced, catchy musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and book by Terrence McNally, Catch Me If You Can is a high-flying, heartfelt musical about chasing your dreams and never not get caught.
Catch Me If You Can is directed by REV Production Artistic Director Brett Smock and choreographed by Richard J. Hinds. Anthony Raimondi is associate choreographer. The show features musical direction by Brian Cimmet, scenic design by Adam Koch, and video design by Steven Royal. Costume design is by resident designer, Tiffany Howard, with hair and makeup design by Alfonso Annotto, lighting design by Jose Santiago, and sound design by Kevin Heard.
The cast of Catch Me If You Can is led by Ian Ward (Broadway: Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Radio City Spectacular) as Frank Abagnale, Jr., Mike Masters (TV: Blindspot, Elementary, Person of Interest, Law & Order; Off-Broadway: An Evening at the Carlyle, Moby Dick) as Carl Hanratty and Timothy Warmen (Broadway: Spiderman Turn off The Dark, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sideshow, The Who’s Tommy, Jekyll and Hyde), as as Frank Abagnale, Sr Sandy Bainum (Broadway: 42nd Street; Regional: Mamma Mia!, Catch Me If You Can, Company, Parade) as Paula Abagnale/Carol Strong and Lila Coogan (Broadway: Mary Poppins, 1st National Tour : Anastasia) as Brenda Strong their REV debut.
The cast also includes Ashley Agrusa, Elizabeth Brady, Chris Clark, Mateus Barbosa da Silva, Taylor Evans, Travis Flynt, Kelly Gleason, Sarah Gold, Ian Hayes, Ryan M. Hunt, Arjaye Johnson, Aimee Lane, Elle May Patterson, Clark Anton Rulon, Ben Sears, Crystal Sha’nae, Jesse Sharp, Charles P. Way and Jillian Wessel.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting THEREVTHEATRE.COM or by calling the REV box office at 1-800-457-8897.
Based in Auburn, NY, the REV Theater Company is a dynamic arts organization committed to creating theater experiences at the highest level of artistic integrity. She relies on the power of the arts as a tool for entertainment, education, social awareness and cultural development in her community and in the region. The REV Theater Company is proud to affirm and accelerate its commitment to equality, diversity, inclusivity and accessibility by ensuring our workforce, stages and assembly hall reflect our commitment to social and racial equality. The REV is located in the scenic Finger Lakes wine country in central New York. Four hours from New York City and located between Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca, The REV is one of New York State’s largest musical theater production organizations outside of New York City. Find The REV Theater Company on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram and visit www.TheREVTheatre.com.