The Union High School Fine Arts Department, under the direction of Tim J. Mitchell, Korina Carlson and Mike Bistline, announce the upcoming production of the full-scale musical hit, “Catch Me If You Can.” Based on the hit DreamWorks Motion Picture, starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DeCaprio, this high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught tells the incredible true story of Frank Abagnail Jr.

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. But when his lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Frank is pursued across the country in an effort to make him pay for his crimes.

Many Broadway regulars are behind the creation of the musical. The book is by Terrence McNally who also wrote the book of Union’s 2014 production of “Ragtime”. Music and Lyrics are written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman who also wrote the smash hit “Hairspray”.

A cast of 38 students will bring this production to life at the Matt Auditorium at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21. Reserved tickets cost $5 each and may be purchased at the Union High School office beginning Thursday, March 5, on weekdays between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. For more information, contact Tim J. Mitchell at t_mitchell@union.k12.ia.us.