CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Thursday, December 08 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

SYNOPSIS

The unlikely adventures of a young man who creates an astonishing array of identities – airline pilot, doctor, lawyer – none of which he has any qualifications for. Based on the Paramount Pictures film and the autobiography by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding.

JOY’S REVIEW

Let me be honest with you. I wasn’t crazy about the movie Catch Me If You Can which was Tom Hanks and Leo DiCaprio and is apparently based on a true story of a kid who was a really great con man. This makes it into a musical. Aaron Tveit plays Frank Junior and Tom Wolpat  plays his dad. The terrific Norbert <sp?> Leo Butts <?> plays Carl Hanrattyy <sp?> who’s the FBI agent who tracked him down. The two leads should have switched parts. The musical really comes alive when Norbert does Don’t Break The Rules where he sings and just throws himself around and really gets the loudest applause of the night. If this was another year, it may have been that this would do okay because while the lead can sing and dance, he doesn’t have an ounce of charisma even though he’s cute and but they should have switched the leads because you believe Norbert as a con man. You really don’t believe Aaron particularly as a con man. But the problem is is the music all sounds the same with very few exceptions. The dancing is cute. It seems like a somewhat tired musical. In another year it probably would have passed as kind of fun for the tourists and this year I think it’s going to get eaten alive. Two and a half stars.

 

JOY METER