PREVIEW: …Opener ‘Catch Me’ based on real-life con artist’s escapades

The “Catch Me If You Can” musical is as fizzy and fashionable as a Rock Hudson-Doris Day romp, and it’s framed like an old-school variety show, with Abagnale (Cody Bray) serving as our debonair host.

“It harkens to Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan in its structure and style,” Dixon said. “The band’s onstage, reminiscent of your variety show bands. Your ensemble is kind of like the Frank Abagnale dancers. … There’s five or six production numbers, there are 200 costumes. It is as big as they come, in many respects.”

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