LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – “An Officer and a Gentleman,” a brand new musical in line with the Oscar-winning movie and authentic screenplay by way of Douglas Day Stewart, will play the Lexington Opera House from Jan. 28 thru Jan. 30 for 5 performances. Co-presented by way of Broadway Live, the Opera House Fund and Central Bank, tickets for the Lexington engagement are on sale now. For additional info, please discuss with www.lexingtonoperahouse.com (click on right here) or ticketmaster.com.
“A great movie can imbed itself into the cultural memory of a generation. Our goal was to build on that memory, finding new ways into the story through the lens of musical theater,” says manufacturer Stephen Gabriel of Work Light Productions.
“Like all good stories, ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ is set in a specific world with its own culture, customs and costumes—the U.S. Navy,” says ebook author and director Dick Scanlan. “And like all great stories, its themes are universal: love, valor and the ways in which our reasons for pursuing a dream determine whether or not we’ll achieve it.”
Featuring a rating in line with the 1980’s catalogue of track that gave voice to a technology, the display comprises hits from Rick Springfield, Styx, Debbie Gibson, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, Pat Benatar and the Grammy-winning #1 hit unmarried “Up Where We Belong.”
“An Officer and a Gentleman” is written and directed by way of more than one Tony Award-nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), choreographed by way of Patricia Wilcox (Motown, A Night with Janis Joplin) and track supervised and organized by way of Dan Lipton (The Band’s Visit, The Last Ship), with orchestrations by way of Dan Lipton and Nathan Dame, dance preparations by way of Gary Adler. Matt Kunkel will function Associate Director.
The design staff comprises scenic design by way of Brett Banakis, gown design by way of Emilio Sosa, lighting fixtures design by way of Jen Schriever, sound design by way of Jon Weston, wig & hair design by way of Kelley Jordan, video design by way of Austin Switser and casting by way of Wojcik | Seay Casting. The reside degree manufacturing is in line with an authentic ebook by way of Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen.
The forged for the North American excursion will superstar Wes Williams as Zack and Mia Massaro as Paula within the identify roles, together with Emily Louise Franklin as Lynette, Cameron Loyal as Sid, Amaya White as Casey Seeger, Roxy York as Esther and David Wayne Britton as Marine Gunnery Sgt. Emil Foley.
“An Officer and a Gentleman” celebrates conquer adversity. Zack Mayo has the uncooked skill and power for america Navy’s Officer Training School. Graduating from the elite program will safe Zack’s profession and long run. But simplest the courageous and made up our minds can bear the relentless instructions of Drill Sergeant Foley, who’s made up our minds to weed out all the ones not able to go the strenuous checks of data, coordination and power. On his adventure of self-discovery, Zack reveals convenience within the fingers of a strong-willed native manufacturing unit employee. But it isn’t till tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the significance of friendship, dedication and honor, reveals the braveness to be his easiest self, and wins the center of the girl he loves.
“An Officer and a Gentleman” options an iconic rating together with the Grammy and Oscar-winning #1 hit “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes) and your favourite 80’s hits together with: “Higher Love” (Steve Winwood), “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (Yes), “Love is a Battlefield” and “Invincible” (Pat Benatar), “Lost In Your Eyes” (Debbie Gibson), “Right Here Waiting” (Richard Marx), “Venus” (Bananarama), “I Can’t Hold Back” (Survivor), “Never Surrender” (Corey Hart), “Do The Walls Come Down” (Carly Simon), “Fly By Night” (Rush), “Hold On to Your Dream (Rick Springfield), “Overkill” (Men at Work), “Renegade” (Styx), and extra.
“An Officer and a Gentleman” is produced by way of Work Light Productions, in affiliation with Jamie Wilson.