Licensing Company: MTI
Catch Me If You Can
Based on the hit DreamWorks film, this splashy spectacle follows the high-flying adventures of a globetrotting con artist.
This orchestration is based on the 2012 US National Touring Production.
This show was orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium although many productions have the MD conduct from the Keyboard 1 book successfully. There are 3 keyboard books with this show all of which have programming.
Keyboard 1 is mostly piano with a bit of B3 organ and EP. Keyboard 1 requires a very proficient player who can play complex jazz voicings and rhythms as well as pop/rock groove. If you have a modern keyboard with has electric pianos and a good Hammond B3 organ sound, we recommend using that for Key 1 since there are just not that many patches. KeyboardTEK offers a Mainstage file for this book if you would like it at a greatly reduced price. Just enter CMIYCK1 in the coupon code at checkout.
The Keyboard 2 book is essentially a string supplement book with all of the patches being solo and ensemble string patches with multiple articulations. All of the string articulations are programmed into this book allowing your player to just play the notes on the page. This book does require an advanced player and someone very familiar with keyboard programming.
Keyboard 3 book is an amalgamation of instruments and sounds that were cut from the Original Broadway production to the tour version which is what you are licensing. Most of the sounds and patches in this book are Brass and woodwind with various articulations as well as Harp, Auxiliary Percussion, and Guitar. The Keyboard 3 player on the tour version played electric guitar as well as the keyboard. Our programming includes the Electric Guitar patches on the keyboard so your player does not have to play both instruments unless they can and want to. Your Keyboard 3 player will need to be very familiar with playing heavily programmed books and have familiarity with jazz piano voicings. They must be able to read chords as well as some sections are written with just rhythmic notation and chords.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Music by: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Book by: Terrence McNally;
Based on the motion picture by DreamWorks
Musical Director: John McDaniel
Music orchestrated by: Marc Shaiman and Larry Blank
Music arranged by: Marc Shaiman
Conducted by: John McDaniel
Associate Conductor: Lon Hoyt
Keyboard 1: Lon Hoyt
Keyboard 2: Jason Sherbundy
Keyboard 3/Guitar: Brian Koonin
Woodwinds: Todd Groves, Rick Heckman and Alden C. Banta
Trumpets: Dave Trigg and Trevor Neumann
Trombone: Alan Ferber
Guitar: Larry Saltzman
Bass: Vincent Fay
Drums: Clint de Ganon
Percussion: Joseph Passaro
Concert Master: Rick Dolan
Violin: Belinda Whitney
Cello: Clay Reude
Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. 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).
Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.
MTI Access Code
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