Season 2022/2023

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Terrence McNally | Marc Shaiman | Scott Wittman

Catch me if you can

Musical based on the Dreamworks Motion Picture
Book by Terrence McNally | music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
In cooperation with outside eye GmbH Vienna
German by Werner Sobotka
In German language with German and English surtitles

Preview 02.12.2022
Premiere 03.12.2022
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater

Dates 2022/2023

Friday, 02. December 2022 Preview
Saturday, 03. December 2022
Thursday, 08. December 2022
Wednesday, 14. December 2022
Thursday, 22. December 2022
Monday, 26. December 2022
Sunday, 01. January 2023
Saturday, 25. February 2023
Info an der Ticketkassa
Monday, 13. March 2023
Info an der Ticketkassa


Born in 1948, Frank W. Abagnale was a brilliant con man. In his early 20s, he posed as a pilot without ever having had a flying lesson. His Pan Am uniform apparently made such an impression that he was able to fly halfway around the world as a co-pilot and use fake credit cards to support his lavish lifestyle. When he was in danger of being exposed, he changed professions: using the technical vocabulary he had learned in TV series, he now succeeded as a doctor and lawyer and drove the FBI agents who were on his trail almost to madness. Only after years was he caught. After seven years in prison, Abagnale provided his expertise to the FBI. To this day, he works as a security consultant for credit institutions.

Leonardo DiCaprio played the gifted trickster in Steven Spielberg's 2002 film adaptation; the musical came to Broadway in 2011. Book author Terrence McNally is also known in Linz for Ragtime and The Full Monty, composer Marc Shaiman and vocal lyricist Scott Wittman wrote the scores of Hairspray and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - speed, fun and a rousing big band sound from the Bruckner Orchestra are guaranteed.


Frank Abagnale junior
Gernot Romic
Carl Hanratty
Karsten Kenzel
Frank Abagnale senior
Nicolas Tenerani
Paula Abagnale
Daniela Dett
Brenda Strong
Celina dos Santos
Stewardess u. a.
Barbara Castka
Jack Barnes, PanAm-Direktor u. a.
Alexander Findewirth
Branton, Richter, Sportler, u. a.
Christian Fröhlich
Roger Strong, Dr. Wanamaker, Schneider, u. a.
Thomas Höfner
Stewardess u. a.
Julia Hübner
Miss Owings, Diane, Kassiererin u. a.
Judith Jandl
Betty, Playmate, Krankenschwester u. a.
Hanna Kastner
Albert Jan Kingma
Carol Strong, Stewardess u. a.
Sanne Mieloo
Stewardess u. a.
Susannah Murphy
Dollar, Mitch Miller u. a.
Joel Parnis
Cod, Assistenzarzt, Streber u. a.
Lukas Sandmann
Cheryl Ann, Nurse, Stewardess
Bettina Schurek

Statisterie des Landestheaters Linz
Bruckner Orchester Linz