My personal problems could not have felt smaller last fall when we visited Italy for the first time, followed by stints in London and Paris. Over the course of a couple of weeks I had seen celebrities float up to Venice Film Festival on private vaporettos, indulged in a five-star dinner cruise on the Seine, and celebrated Owen’s birthday with High tea at The Ritz. The high was real and completely diminished the grief I had been consumed with just days prior from a personal loss back home. I was cured; all it took was a walk down a red carpet, a night out at the Moulin Rouge,  dinner in the Sky Garden, Stonehenge, and 10 Prosecco’s on our flight back to DFW in the premium cabin. Would you believe that just 24 hours later in the comfort of my familiar surroundings I was sobbing so uncontrollably that I couldn’t breathe? I couldn’t outrun pain. It was waiting for me right where I left it: at home.

I share this story because it is the biggest reason I agreed to co-Direct Catch Me If You Can. I am a huge fan of Spielberg’s acclaimed film and was fortunate enough to see the show on Broadway during its short run in 2011, but my obvious love for theater and film aside – Frank Jr is a character I deeply resonate with. On the outside, we see an unbelievable tale of a boy-turned-con artist who put every high intelligence professional in the world to shame. But on the inside? My god. “He’s a kid.” The end of his parents’ marriage is a fate Frank refuses to accept, so he runs. Frank tries to escape his grief and inevitable fate. Just like I’ve tried to do. You’ve probably tried, too. 

Add some humor, dance numbers, a huge sexy ensemble and voila! Pain, it turns out, makes a pretty fun musical… 

I want to offer you a warm welcome to The Firehouse Theatre in my beautiful hometown, Farmers Branch, and THANK YOU for choosing live theater this evening: there is nothing like it. I know you are going to love this delicious cast, all of whom have worked so tirelessly to make this show something unique and special. I encourage you to laugh big, applaud hard, and, hey, cry if you feel like it! 

If you like what you see, Don’t Be A Stranger, and plan on coming back to The Firehouse soon! Beauty and the Beast will be onstage next and another wonderful season of shows is in the works for 2023. The experience is made even better if you enjoy dinner and drinks with my friends at Roots Southern Table, Red Stix, or Nuevo León beforehand. 

Now hang on tight, let’s loop-de-loop, it’s time to fly this chicken coop…

-Ally Beans
(On behalf of Ally & Owen Beans)


Evan Jennings (Frank Abagnale Jr.) Is so excited to perform alongside this cast. He wants to thank Firehouse Theatre and the Team of Catch Me If You Can for all that they have done to make this show spectacular. Previous credits include: With Firehouse: Sailor 4/Ensemble (Anything Goes). Regional: Enoch Snow Jr. (Carousel). Educational: Jean Valjean (Les Miserables, Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll & Hyde), Jason Dean (Heathers), and More. You can catch him later this year in the NTPA Academy’s Production of Bonnie and Clyde as Clyde Barrow.

Grant Hollowell (Carl Hanratty) is excited to be a part of such an amazing group of people for his first Firehouse production. Grant is a proud Red Raider, and currently works as a landscape designer around the metroplex. He is also a founding member of improvised musical comedy teams at Stomping Ground and Dallas Comedy Club. Grant would like to thank Kevin, Brooke, and Gordon for pushing him to be better, and also his parents for his dimples and great head of hair.

Dan Servetnick (Frank Abagnale, Sr) has appeared as Elisha Whitney/Anything Goes, Daddy Cane/Bright Star Concert Version, Sir/Side Show, Percival Browne/The Boy Friend, Marcello/Oswald Harry/Mamma Mia, Ackerman/The Cuban and the Redhead, Harold/The Full Monty, Zach/A Chorus Line, Johnny Marco/A Minor Case of Murder, Charlemagne/Pippin, Ernst Ludwig/Cabaret, Murray/It Shoulda Been You, Signor Nacarelli/A Light in the Piazza, Adult Male/Spring Awakening, Larry/Company, Mr. Banks/Mary Poppins, Michael 3/I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!, and Mr. Laurence/Little Women. Dan has also made several appearances in film and television and is represented by the Callidus Agency.

Molly Robinson (Paula Abagnale) is honored to make her Firehouse debut! Dallas audiences may have recently seen her as Pepa in WOMEN ON THE VERGE with MainStage Irving. She is originally from Phoenix, AZ, and a graduate of the University of Miami (BFA Musical Theatre)  Favorite roles include Nellie/SOUTH PACIFIC, Fraulein Schneider/CABARET, Hodel/FIDDLER ON THE ROOF,  Shulie/SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE (National Tour) and her time spent as an Edutainer at English Village in South Korea. Thank you to the cast and directors for welcoming me into the Dallas theatre community, and Brett and my parents for encouraging me to get back onstage!

Tara Park (Brenda Strong) is excited to be back at The Firehouse Theatre!  Previous credits include Pilar in Legally Blonde (The Firehouse Theatre), Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Lyric Stage), and Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act (Theatre Arlington). She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support. Enjoy the show! @tarampark

Hunter Lewis (Roger Strong/Ensemble) is grateful to the production team for taking a chance on him with this talented cast and crew. Having last been seen at the Firehouse Theatre as Daryl in Bright Star: the Concert version, he is always thrilled to return to the stage in Farmers Branch. His career at Firehouse has included numerous shows, most notable being his role of Adolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, which he performed both in 2015 (for which he garnered a Column Award nomination) and the most recent version prior to the pandemic. Various other local credits, having performed in theatres throughout the country including in New York, include The Music Man, Newsies, the Human Comedy, and the workshop of Quanah with Larry Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers(Lyric Stage); Titanic: the Musical, The Full Monty (Uptown Players); the regional premiere of Bonnie and Clyde (WaterTower Theatre); and most recently, playing Brother Jeremiah in the regional premiere of Something Rotten (Garland Civic Theatre). When not performing on stage as an attorney, Hunter regularly appears in the court room as a partner at a boutique family law firm in North Texas. Hunter is a proud graduate of Baylor University and Baylor University School of Law, and is excited to work with so many Baylor Bears in this cast. A special thanks to the production team, my family, my work family, and Austin; without whom none of this would be possible.

Stacia Goad-Malone (Carol Strong) is thrilled to be back at the Firehouse Theater after playing Deb in ELF and MaMa Murphy in Bright Star! Stacia has appeared on Broadway in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, replacing Andrea McArdle as Ashley, the smoking car, toured Europe in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and the United States in THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. Recent roles include: Dorothy Brock in 42nd STREET (Garland Summer Musicals) and Soloist in JERRY’S GIRLS (Frisco Theater). For Lyric Stage she has portrayed Josephine in ROMANCE, ROMANCE, Sonia in THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Mrs. Mullin in CAROUSEL, Mary in HUMAN COMEDY, Emily in ALLEGRO and Nickie in SWEETCHARITY, for which she received a Leon Rabin nod for Best Supporting Actress. She was selected as Actress of the Year from the Column Awards for her portrayal of Judy in RUTHLESS at Uptown Players. She played Marta in COMPANY (Theater3), Calliope in XANADU & Brunhilde in DAS BBQ (WaterTower Theater), SOUTH PACIFIC (Dallas Theater Center), Desiree in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (PFAMILY ARTS), Charity cover in BARNUM (Papermill Playhouse), Eva Peron in EVITA & Dance Captain for Susan Stroman in GYPSY. She has been a featured soloist with the Plano Symphony as well as the Irving Symphony. Favorite roles: Wife to Danny and Mom to Carlie!

Arianna Reed (Agent Cod/Ensemble) is excited to be performing in The Firehouse Theatre’s production of Catch Me If You Can. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a B.F.A in musical theatre in May 2021. Her community theatre credits include The Spongebob Musical at The Firehouse Theatre, and her college credits include Little Women (Amy March), The Secret Garden (Colin Craven), and Into The Woods (The Witch). She would like to dedicate this performance to her family and her best friend for their unwavering faith in her, and for pushing her to continue to pursue her dreams. 

Danny Vanegas (Agent Branton/Ensemble) is thrilled to be at The Firehouse Theatre! He was last seen in “ Bright Star” as Max. Some of his favorite Roles include, Terpsichore in “ Xanadu”, Eddie in “Mamma Mia”, Chino in “ West Side Story”, and Carlos in “ Legally Blonde”. Outside of the performing arts, Danny is a registered yoga and meditation teacher who is actively involved in the Dallas Yoga community! He is currently a student with Leading Yoga New York and Yoga Mu! Follow @thedancingyogiii on instagram!

Max Morgan (Agent Dollar/Ensemble) is thrilled to be in his first show at The Firehouse Theatre. He graduated from Baylor University in 2021 with a degree in theatre performance. He would like to thank his fellow cast members and directors for making the production process such a great experience. Previous roles include Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, Mr. Wormwood in Matilda, and Crutchie in Newsies. When he’s off the stage, Max can be found working behind the scenes as the props supervisor for Southern Methodist University’s theatre department. 

Caitlin Martelle (Cheryl Ann/Ensemble) is delighted to be returning to the Firehouse Theatre stage! Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Oklahoma. Recent roles include: Jerusha Abbott/DADDY LONG LEGS at The Firehouse Theatre, Lady Caroline Bramble/ENCHANTED APRIL at Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas, Sister Mary Martin of Tours/SISTER ACT at Theatre Arlington, Val/A CHORUS LINE at Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas. Much love and thanks to her friends and family for all their support, and to Preston: I love you so much. Thank you for being the best partner on the stage and off!

Ally Varitek (Ensemble) (she/her) is a DFW-based actor, dramaturg, and self-professed movement enthusiast with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Baylor University. Favorite roles include Beth in Little Women, Captain Smollett/Fight Captain in Treasure Island, Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, and Ella in R&H’s Cinderella. She is passionate about new works, the use of movement in theatre, and ensemble-driven shows. Outside of the theatrical realm, you can find her curled up with a cup of tea and a book, quietly competitive at a board game night with friends, or enjoying butterscotch chocolate chip cookies. Find her at or @allyvaritek on Instagram. 

Delaney Wenger (Ensemble) is an actor and instructor based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and holds a BFA in Theatre Performance concentration Musical Theatre from Baylor University. Some of her favorite stage credits include Lizzie: The Musical (Lizzie Borden), Grease (Sandy), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Matilda (Mrs. Wormwood), and Footloose (Urleen). In addition to performing, Delaney has a passion for children’s theatre education! She is a former instructor for Casa Mañana in Fort Worth, TX, and works full time as the Director of Education at Artisan Center Theatre where she continues to teach musical theatre, acting, and private voice lessons. Delaney would like to thank her family for their support as she pursues a career in the arts and every arts teacher she has ever had for the time they invested in her and her growth as a theatre artist!”

Sara Williams (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back performing after taking a several year hiatus! Sara graduated from Abilene Christian with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2016 (Go Wildcats!). Two weeks after graduation, Sara said goodbye to her hometown and moved to New York City where she lived and pursued theatre professionally for close to 5 years. After having some success and traveling globally performing on cruise ships, she found a passion for assisting executives in the corporate world. Little did she know, switching to corporate was the best decision she could have made because COVID-19 hit a year later. After being quarantined in her Queens apartment for six months, Sara made the decision to move back to Texas and make Dallas her home. She now lives and works in Addison as an Executive Assistant for a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage and does theatre in her spare time! Sara would like to thank her family for always being her biggest supporters, her friends who have become family in Dallas, and God — for all good gifts come from above. Much love and enjoy the show! 

Autumn McHale (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is an actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer who recently moved to Dallas! She has a BFA in Theatre Performance with an emphasis in musical theatre from Baylor University.  Notable credits include Matilda in MATILDA, Serena in LEGALLY BLONDE, Star To Be in ANNIE, and Wednesday in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. She wants to thank her husband for his continuous support and encouragement. Autumn could not be more thrilled for the opportunity to display the gifts she has been given. May He have all the glory.

Lucas Haupert (Ensemble) is a Dallas-based performer with a BFA in Acting and Minor in Directing from Oklahoma City University. This is Lucas’s first ever production with The Firehouse Theatre and he’s honored to get to tell this story with such a wonderful group of artists for his debut. Recent credits include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The Forum and Mamma Mia! with Lyric Stage, as well as 42nd Street and Legally Blonde with Garland Summer Musicals. Lucas would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support, and the entire company and creative team of Catch Me If You Can for making this experience such a joy. Peace, love, good vibes, and enjoy the show!

Malik Offor (Ensemble) is a native Austinite who went to Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth where they graduated with a BFA in Acting in 2020. They are very excited to return to the Firehouse stage! Some of their prior credits include, If Pretty Hurts… at Jubilee Theatre, Featured Malik in Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Mainstage Irving, and Reverend Henry T. Dobson (Anything Goes). In Their down time, Malik loves to test Their baking on their roommate and care for his many plants at home. 

Zoe Rech (Ensemble) is so excited to be performing in her first show with The FirehouseTheatre. Her former credits include Legally Blonde (Garland Summer Musical), Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia, and Pippin. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support. 



Ally Beans (Co-Director/Props Design) is a bi-coastal Casting Director, Producer, and Writer for Film, Theater, and Television. Her film projects have been seen at Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, Venice, Tribeca and streamed on major platforms such as HBO, Hulu, Apple+, and Peacock. Theatre credits include Gettin’ The Band Back Together on Broadway, Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster, as well as projects for clients: Dallas Theater Center, Folger Theatre, Bedlam, Cape Cod Theater Project, The New Group, WP Theater, Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project, NYMF, and more. Catch Me If You Can is her Directorial debut. Ally is a 2x Artios nominee and is proud to be nominated again for the 2022 Northeast Feature Casting Director of the Year by The Talent Managers Association. While you can often find her working in NYC or LA, she has roots back in Dallas now and loves living in Farmers Branch with her family, her husband, Owen Beans, and the best dog in the world: Winston. Training: BFA Theatre, Abilene Christian University. CAP21/NYU. Syracuse University/Tepper Semester. @CastingByAlly, @EBCastingCo. 

Owen Beans (Co-Director/Scenic Design) served on the Advisory Board at The Firehouse Theatre for 6 years before joining the staff of The Firehouse in fall of 2021. As an actor Owen has been seen on stages in New York City, as well as prominent theaters across the country including Surflight Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, The Legacy Theatre, Cortland Rep, and Dallas Children’s Theatre. Pre-pandemic he appeared as part of the inaugural tour cast of KINKY BOOTS aboard the Norwegian Encore. Additionally, Owen has worked as a Theatre Educator, Director, MD, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Dramaturg. Owen holds a BFA in Theatre from Abilene Christian University and is a member of Actors Equity Association. He’d like to thank the whole cast and creative team, but especially Jason and Kelsey. Love to Ally. @OwenBeans

Kelsey Jordan Ward (Choreographer) is so excited to be back with The Firehouse Theater working with a stellar cast and creative team. She most recently served as Choreographer for Big Fish at Firehouse and Dance Captain for Elf and Anything Goes. Most recently, Kelsey served as Dance Captain for Mamma Mia at Lyric Stage and will soon be seen in the ensemble in Casa Mañana’s Madagascar: A Musical Adventure. Kelsey also serves as resident choreographer for Liberty Christian School where her work has been nominated for many awards including Broadway Dallas, Betty Buckley’s and Schdmit and Jones. She thanks her family and friends for their endless support as well as the incredible Firehouse team. She looks forward to moving her talents out East to Orlando in January!

Jason Philip Solís (Music Director) earned their Bachelors of Music Education from Southern Methodist University and teaches choir in FWISD. Some of their favorite roles include: Taxi Driver from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (MainStage), Dr. FrankNFurter from Rocky Horror (OhLook), Matron Mama Morton from Chicago (OhLook), Bud Davenport from Gutenberg! the Musical (TART), Mr. Applegate from Damn Yankees (TART), Uncle Fester from Addams Family (GPAC) and Ms. Trunchbull from Matilda (GPAC). Their Firehouse credits include Asaka from Once on this Island, Mitch Mahoney from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Lion from the Wizard of Oz, and Piraguero from In the Heights. “Catch Me If You Can” will be Jason’s 3rd music directing credit here at The Firehouse Theatre. And you can catch them performing new works with “I would like to thank my family who have been so supportive of me in all of my endeavors; te amo.” Instagram: @canweduet. 

Michael Marbry (Sound Designer) is excited to be returning to The Firehouse Theatre. Previous shows he’s worked on include The SpongeBob Musical, Bright Star, Once on this Island, Oswald, and Cats. He studied theatre technical design at the University of North Texas graduated in Spring of 2022. He would like to thank Owen Beans for giving him the opportunity to work this production.

Hank Baldree (Lighting Designer) graduated from Tarleton State University, where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre and graduated in 2015. He has worked in numerous theatres around the DFW metroplex including Mainstage Irving Las Colinas, Granbury Theatre Company, Garland Summer Musicals, Dallas Young Artist, the former Pantagleize Theatre, Garland Civic Theatre, Community Players in Stephenville, and Theatre Off The Square. At these theatres, he has held numerous positions including stage manager, lighting designer, scene shop foreman, tech crew, actor, and director. He has received several honors recognizing his skills in theatre and technical theatre, including the 2015 Dr. Mary Jane Mingus Award for Theatre Excellence and the GSM 2015 award for technical excellence, and has been nominated numerous times for his lighting designs for Broadway World local theatre awards and for the local Column Awards as well.

Dayna Dutton (Costume Designer) is excited to continue working with The Firehouse Theater as the resident Costume Designer extraordinaire having costumed Bright Star: Concert Version, Legally Blonde, Elf, and Anything Goes. Most recently she designed Shrek for Acting Studio Productions. A graduate of University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Fine Arts emphasis in costume design, she has enjoyed working with The Firehouse Theatre, as well as Utah Festival Opera, and has worked on over 80 productions during her time as a costumer. Dayna is grateful for the love and support of her Husband and three children. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Hannah Tolle (Stage Manager) is excited to be back at The Firehouse for Catch Me If You Can! Hannah has previously stage managed The Firehouse Theatre’s productions of Big Fish, Bright Star: Concert Version, Elf The Musical, and A Year With Frog and Toad. Hannah is a Farmers Branch native and graduate of RL Turner High School where she also stage managed many productions. She has also spent time as a production assistant on many a set in Los Angeles.


DAVID R. MOORE, MBAExecutive Director – David has been Executive Director at The Firehouse Theatre since 2014 assisting with vision, strategy, structure, management, and marketing relationships. He serves as an Ex-Officio member of the Board of Directors, as well as on the Strategic Planning, Funds Development, Finance, and Governance Committees. For over 30 years he served as a corporate executive at The Bonneau Company, Fossil, Inc., and Visionworks, and currently provides consulting services to various clients. He also serves as Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Farmers Branch, as well as on the Advisory Board of The Warehouse Ministry in Georgia. He holds a BBA and MBA in Marketing and Management from Dallas Baptist University. David and his wife Cindy have lived in Farmers Branch for over 50 years and are blessed with three children, their spouses, two precious granddaughters and two fabulous grandsons.

OWEN BEANS – Associate Producer – Owen is an Actor and Producer for theater and film. He has served on the Advisory Board at The Firehouse Theatre for the past 6 years and is excited to be joining the Firehouse family in a producing capacity. Owen has been seen on stages in New York City, as well as prominent theaters across the country including Surflight Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, The Legacy Theatre, Cortland Rep, and Dallas Children’s Theatre. Most recently he appeared as part of the inaugural tour cast of Kinky Boots aboard the Norwegian Encore. Additionally, Owen has worked as a Theatre Educator, Director, Music Director, Wardrobe Supervisor, Casting Assistant, and Dramaturg. He has also served as a producer on the short film Love as well as the upcoming Show Cat. Originally from Greenville, IL, Owen returns to Dallas after spending the past several years living and working in NYC with his tremendously talented wife, Ally Beans, and the best cockapoo in the world, Winston. Owen holds a BFA in Theatre from Abilene Christian University and is a member of Actors Equity Association. @OwenBeans.