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Cast Announcement: "Catch Me If You Can: The Musical"

Updated: Sep 29, 2019


The Pennington Players are proud to announce the cast and creative team of our Fall 2019 production of Catch Me If You Can: The Musical!


The cast includes:

  • Scott Silagy as "Frank Abagnale Jr."

  • TC Coppolecchia as "Carl Hanratty"

  • Michael Zweig as "Frank Abagnale Sr."

  • Gina Whalen as "Paula Abagnale"

  • Jojo Parks as "Brenda Strong"

  • Dennis Tolentino as "Roger Strong"

  • Crystal Huau as "Carol Strong"

  • Dan Slothower as "Agent Brandon"

  • Bob Abrahamson as "Agent Cod"

  • Ray Kleinschmidt as "Agent Dollar"

  • Stevent Brandt as "Jack Barnes" & Featured Dancer

  • Sheila Kraft as "Cheryl Ann" & Featured Singer

Ensemble and Featured Dancers include:

  • Jennifer Abrahamson

  • Tia Brown

  • Emma Bryce

  • Kayleigh Coyle

  • Roberta Curless

  • Lester Holmes

  • Emily O'Sullivan (Dance Captain)

  • Karaline Rosen

  • Sasha Saco

  • Reva Sangal

  • Shawn Simmons

This production is directed by Laurie Gougher, produced by Sally Sohor, musically directed by Francois Suhr, choreographed by Trina Shumsonk, and stage managed by Beverly Kuo-Hamilton.


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 a rousing musical set in the 1960’s. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning “dream team,” with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).


We begin as Frank is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty, after years of pursuit. Frank, however, thinks the audience deserves to hear his version of the truth, and narrates 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.  Along the way, he falls deeper and deeper into an elaborate con by assuming a multitude of identities: airplane pilot, doctor, and lawyer, to name a few. “Catch Me If You Can” tells the tale of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.


The production runs October 24 - November 3 inside The Kelsey Theatre. Tickets for Catch Me If You Can: The Musical go on sale in August 2019. For more info, CLICK HERE.

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