Book by Terrance McNally. Lyrics by Marc Shaiman. Music by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman. OCPAC. Director/Choreographer: Sam Hooper. Musical Director: Dave Barclay. MGH, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Kew, Victoria. September 10 – 17, 2016.
This was my second encounter with OCPAC and I was again blown away by the professionalism of the production.
Though I hadn’t seen the film, I was aware of Catch Me If You Can the Musical and pleasantly surprised to see how well it adapted to the stage. The music was strongly influenced by jazz, which was very suitable for the subject matter.
The bare stage had a walkway at the back, allowing for different levels, and various pieces of furniture were moved on and off as appropriate, allowing the action to flow. The lighting was excellent.