Matthew Hirsh and Russell Rinker to Star in DC Professional Debut of Catch Me If You Can at NextStop

Sep 8, 2016
Catch Me If You Can

The musical is based on the beloved 2002 film, which starred Leonardo DeCaprio and Tom Hanks. In NextStop's new production, the cast will be led by Matthew Hirsh as Frank Abagnale Jr. and Russell Rinker as Agent Carl Hanratty. Both actors are making their NextStop debut. Hirsh is a CUA alum class of 2013 where he is a member of the prestigious Musical Theatre program. Rinker is a Virginia native, recently returned to the area after having built a long list of national credits, including several years performing with Blue Man Group.

Other returning performers include Mackenzie Newbury (City of Angels) as Brenda Strong, Carolyn Burke (City of Angels) as Paula Abagnale, Hannah Jennens (Kiss Me, Kate) and Ariana Kruszewski (America's Composers) as members of the "Frank Abagnale Jr. Dancers."

The cast also includes: Doug Sanford (Frank Abagnale Sr.), Edward Nagel (Agent Dollar), Michael Reid (Agent Cod), Ruben Vellekoop (Mr. Strong/Agent Branton), with Patricia Targete, Melrose Pyne, Corrine Holland, and Alexis Krey as additional members of the Frank Abagnale Jr. Dancers. They will be accompanied by a live, nine-piece orchestra, led by Music Director Elisa Rosman.

This true story was brought to the stage by the composers of Hairspray. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abagnale, Jr. successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

The creative team behind the production includes Evan Hoffmann (director & scenic designer), Elisa Rosman (music director), Rachel Dolan (choreographer), Jack Golden (technical director), Brittany Shemuga (lighting design), Julie Cray (costume design), and Reid May (sound design). Kathryn Dooley serves as the production's Stage Manager.


Catch Me If You Can Book by Terrance McNally Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

Directed by Evan Hoffmann Music Directed by Elisa Rosman Choreography by Rachel Dolan

September 8-October 9, 2016

NextStop Theatre 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon, VA 20170 Thur: 7:30 p.m., Fri: 8:00 p.m., Sat: 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sun: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets to Catch Me If You Can start at $40. Group rates available. Contact for more information. Tickets at and OvationTix: 866-811-4111

ACCESSIBILITY: NextStop Theatre is accessible to persons with disabilities. Wheelchair accessible seating may be purchased online or by calling the box office.

"Catch Me If You Can" is produced by special arrangement with MTI (Music Theatre International).