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The Pennington Players present “Catch Me If You Can”

WEST WINDSOR, NJ - The Pennington Players open their 2019-2020 Kelsey Theatre season with the Tony Award nominated musical Catch Me If You Can. Based on the hit film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught, at The Kelsey Theatre from October 25 to November 3, 2019.

Scott Silagy as Frank Abagnale Jr. (right) with the Jet Set, from left to right: Emma Bryce, Sheilla Kraft, Kayleigh Coyle, and Emily O'Sullivan.

Catch Me If You Can captures the astonishing true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and a jet pilot - all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties scores keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run.

The show is under the direction of Laurie Gougher, with choreography by Trina Shumsonk and music direction by Francois Suhr. The cast features Scott Silagy as "Frank Abagnale Jr.", TC Coppolecchia as "Carl Hanratty", Michael Zweig as "Frank Abagnale Sr.", Gina Whalen as "Paula Abagnale", Jojo Parks as "Brenda Strong", Dennis Tolentino as "Roger Strong", Crystal Huau as "Carol Strong", Dan Slothower as "Agent Brandon", Bob Abrahamson as "Agent Cod", Ray Kleinschmidt as "Agent Dollar", Stevent Brandt as "Jack Barnes" & Featured Dancer, and Sheila Kraft as "Cheryl Ann" & Featured Singer.

The ensemble and featured dancers include Jennifer Abrahamson, Tia Brown, Emma Bryce, Kayleigh Coyle, Roberta Curless, Lester Holmes, Emily O'Sullivan (Dance Captain), Karaline Rosen, Sasha Saco, Reva Sangal, and Shawn Simmons.

The productions runs October 25 through November 3, 2019, with shows at 8:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00pm on Sundays. Performances take place at The Kelsey Theatre (on the campus of Mercer County Community College), 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, New Jersey 08550. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at or by phone at 609-570-3333.

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