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An Officer and a Gentleman at Providence Performing Arts Center

Why see An Officer and a Gentleman?

Brand new tour!

Get ready to go back to the '80s as the iconic movie is translated for the stage in this brand new musical from Tony-winner Dick Scanlan. A love story that delves into the hopes and dreams of a young Navy Officer Candidate Zack and his burgeoning romance with local girl Paula, expect a stunning theatrical experience that'll sweep you up where you belong, set to a score of some of the decade's biggest hits!

A blockbuster hit on its release, an Officer and Gentleman came out in 1982 and immediately entered pop culture, with the stirring final scene being parodied in everything from other movies to The Simpsons. First staged as a musical back in 2012, this new production promises to give fans of the film everything they want and more.

What is the story?

Following Zack Mayo as he enters the brutal training to become a US Navy Pilot, An Officer and a Gentleman introduces us to the tough Naval culture and the community who live near the base. Whilst Zack and his Drill Sargent battle it out, local girl Paula and her best friend dream of something more. When the two finally meet, their love proves true and just the thing to help them both realize their ambitions.

Key Information

Covid 19 secure

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Run Time

Approximately two hours and 35 minutes including one intermission

Dates

Finished Feb 20, 2022

Creative

Adapted and Directed by Dick Scanlan
Choreography by Patricia Wilcox
Music supervision by Dan Lipton
Orchestrations by George Dyer

Reviews

Customer reviews

25 reviews, average rating: (2.2 Stars)

Chrissy Metz

It'll lift you up!

What a feel good story, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be surprised at how it's changed to an updated story of social justice. ... Read more

Gloria Andrews

My God the muscles!

Go for the nostalgia stay for the drill Sargent. Wow. That voice! The female lead Paula was remarkable too. ... Read more

Gloria Andrews

My God the muscles!

Go for the nostalgia stay for the drill Sargent. Wow. That voice! The female lead Paula was remarkable too. ... Read more

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