Roxbury Latin Presents “Catch Me If You Can”

Roxbury Latin and the Winsor School presented this year’s winter musical production—the 2011 Broadway hit Catch Me If You Can—on Friday, February 25, and Saturday, February 26, in RL’s Smith Theater.

The story is about skilled con artist and imposter, Frank Abagnale Jr., who worked fraudulently as a doctor, a lawyer, and a co-pilot for Pan Am—all before his eighteenth birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill gave him his first real claim to fame: At the age of 17, Frank became a wildly successful bank robber, sought ceaselessly by FBI Agent Carl Hanratty, who makes it his primary mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice. But Frank always proves himself one step ahead.

Roxbury Latin’s production of the play—written by Terrence McNally, with music by Marc Shaiman—included a cast and crew of nearly 40 students. Under the superb direction of John Ambrosino, musical direction of Rob Opdycke, and choreography of John Crampton, the company avidly tackled a challenging script and score, and delighted audiences two nights in a row.

Watch a brief highlight video of the play, care of Mr. Miller.

View photos of the production, care of Mr. Pojman.

Read the program, which includes a complete list of the production’s cast and crew, and notes from the director.