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2023 Surging Films & Theatrics Audition Announcement


Surging Films & Theatrics is pleased to announce our 2023 summer shows at The Edge Theater!  Our first production will be the musical Catch Me If You Can on the main stage at Edge from July 8th - July 23rd.  Our second show will be the musical comedy The Wedding Singer in the Edge black box from Aug 18th - Sept 3rd.  Both shows are popular late 90s/early 00s movies turned into catchy, flashy, dancy musicals! Rehearsals will be at The Edge Theater starting in May for CMIYC and June for Wedding Singer.
 Please review the rehearsal and production calendar at the bottom of this page for specifics. This will also be e-mailed, if selected to audition.


Auditions will be April 1st at The Edge Theater from 11am-7pmPlease submit a headshot and resume to and we will get back to you with a sign up form and sides, if selected.  On average we receive 200-300 submissions and only have room to accommodate 100 people at our auditions. As this is a dance heavy season, we will need everyone to participate in both the dance call and the vocal audition. Select candidates may be asked to cold read.  Time slots will be roughly every 2 hours. Please be prepared to stay for the full 2-hour time slot as we will do the dance call at the beginning of each time slot and then move on to vocal auditions.


*Please note: this year we will only be able to accept video submissions from performers we have worked with before.*


There are roughly 30 roles available between these two productions.


Performer stipends for the musicals are $350


We sincerely wish we could use everyone as you all bring such amazing work to the table every year at auditions. SF&T tries their best to bring in new faces while our pool of company members keeps growing and growing.  


*Please note that casting is show-specific, and we are committed to providing opportunities to new performers; therefore, being a company performer does not guarantee casting in any particular show in our upcoming seasons*


Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, diverse abilities, and body types are welcome and encouraged to audition for any character. The character descriptions included below describe how the character was originally written but not necessarily how they will be cast.


See each character description below for what to familiarize yourself with.  For the sake of time, we may only ask you to sing for one character even if we are considering you for multiple. We understand there are quite a few cuttings, just do your best to listen to them beforehand. We do not need them memorized.


(P.S - If you are interested in being involved in our fundraising cabaret or our newest film project, please let us know, and we’ll share more information with you regarding how to submit for those projects--please note these particular projects are volunteer-based.)






Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Our story’s conniving protagonist, he is a handsome and youthful con artist. Searching for a true triple threat. Primary focus on high singing pop tenors with confident acting skills and the ability to find the ups and downs of the character. Intermediate to advanced dancing skills a plus but not required. The Leo DiCaprio role from the film.
Age: perceived on stage as 20 to 30 years old

Vocal range top: G2-C5


What to Prepare: 

The beginning of Live in Living Color - measures 25-39

The beginning of Someone Else’s Skin - measures 1-18

Goodbye - Measures 118 - end


Carl Hanratty

The Tom Hanks role from the film. A dedicated FBI agent leading the investigation and search for Frank Jr. Quirky, knowledgeable, and habitual workaholic who does everything by the book. Must have excellent comic timing and be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. *Please note that we are interested in seeing performers audition for this role but it may be cast with a company member*

Age: perceived on stage Late 30s- Late 40s

Vocal Range: G2-G4


What to Prepare: 

The Man Inside The Clues - Measures 61-End

Little Boy Be A Man - Measures 24-38


Frank Abagnale, Sr.

Frank Jr.’s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he

undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk.

Age: must be able to be perceived as older than Frank Jr. on stage
(with or without the use of make-up)

Vocal range top: F2-G#4


What to Prepare: 

Butter Out Of Cream - Measures 47-81


Paula Abagnale

Frank Jr.’s mother. She met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of

love. Caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son. A French accent is preferred.

Age: must be able to be perceived as older than Frank Jr. on stage
(with or without the use of make-up)

Vocal range top: A3-C5


What to Prepare: 

Don’t Be A Stranger - Measures 41-76


Brenda Strong

A young nurse and Frank Jr.’s eventual love interest. Hard-working and initially insecure, she

meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding. Comes to trust him but his true identity

clouds her feelings.

Age: perceived on stage as 20 to 30 years old

Vocal range top: G3 - A5


What to Prepare: 

Fly, Fly Away - Measures 32 - 47 and Measures 99 - End


Carol Strong

Brenda’s traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous. May double as ensemble. Strong dance skills a plus (including tap).

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3


What to Prepare: 

Family Tree - Measures 9-39

Roger Strong

Brenda’s conservative southern father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be

deeply romantic. May double as ensemble. Strong dance skills a plus.

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2


What to Prepare: 

Family Tree - Measures 41-72


Bill Cod

A seasoned FBI agent in the fraud division. A regular guy punching a time clock. No special

passion about his work.  Will double as dance ensemble.


What to Prepare: 

Will dance and cold read

Tod Branton

FBI agent in the fraud division. A smart- ass. Will double as dance ensemble. 


What to Prepare: 

Will dance and cold read


Johnny Dollar

A rookie FBI agent in the fraud division. Fresh out of college and new on the job. Will double as dance ensemble. 


What to Prepare: 

Will dance and cold read


ENSEMBLE (Looking for 6…may expand to 8 or double from roles above)

Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Jane, Kellie, Shellie (flight attendants - kick line ready)

Cheryl Ann (A model)

Police, pilots, doctors and nurses, party go-ers, etc.

Various one liners and roles


What to Prepare: 

Will dance and please sing

Doctor’s Order - Measures 85-101

SWING - Our goal is to have a swing ready to go on in the ensemble with an ensemble member moving into a lead role as an understudy, if needed. This idea may change based on casting.

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