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Article posted: 4/4/2013 6:00 AM

'Catch Me' a breezy if superficial musical journey

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Stephen Anthony, center, stars as teenage con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Broadway in Chicago's "Catch Me If You Can."

Photo by Carol Rosegg

Merrit David Janes, left, plays FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who doggedly pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. in Broadway in Chicago's "Catch Me If You Can" inspired by Steven Spielberg's 2002 film about the real-life teenage con artist.

Photo by Carol Rosegg

While posing as a doctor, Frank (Stephen Anthony) falls in love with a kindhearted nurse (Aubrey Mae Davis) in the national tour of the Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman musical, "Catch Me If You Can."

Photo by Carol Rosegg

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The coast-to-coast tour of "Catch Me If You Can" , a musical confection from 2011 about the real-life adventures of a teenage con artist, touched down this week for a brief layover at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. Inspired by Steven Spielberg's 2002 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, "Catch Me If You Can" tells the story of Frank Abagnale Jr., who during the 1960s traveled around the world masquerading as a pilot, physician and lawyer, while forging checks totaling more than $2 million. And he did it all before he turned 21.
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    • Stephen Anthony, center, stars as teenage con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Broadway in Chicago’s “Catch Me If You Can.”
    • Merrit David Janes, left, plays FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who doggedly pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. in Broadway in Chicago’s “Catch Me If You Can” inspired by Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film about the real-life teenage con artist.
    • While posing as a doctor, Frank (Stephen Anthony) falls in love with a kindhearted nurse (Aubrey Mae Davis) in the national tour of the Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman musical, “Catch Me If You Can.”
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