Don’t miss the national tour of the all-new musical stage production, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, at the Stanley Theatre February 21st through February 22nd.

Featuring a score based on the 1980’s catalogue of music that gave voice to a generation, the show includes hits from Rick Springfield, Styx, Debbie Gibson, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, Pat Benatar, and the Grammy-winning #1 hit single “Up Where We Belong.”  

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is written and directed by multiple Tony Awards-nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), choreographed by Patricia Wilcox (Motown, A Night with Janis Joplin) and music supervised and arranged by Dan Lipton (The Band’s Visit, The Last Ship), with orchestrations by Dan Lipton and Nathan Dame, dance arrangements by Gary Adler. Matt Kunkel will serve as Associate Director.

The design team includes scenic design by Brett Banakis, lighting design by Jen Schriever, costume design by Emilio Sosa, wig and hair design by Kelley Jordan, sound design by Jon Weston, video design by Austin Switser and casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting. The live stage production is based on an original book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen.

“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 co-writer 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.”

Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger… until he meets a drill sergeant who’s determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. But it isn’t until tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the importance of love and friendship, and finds the courage to be his best self and win the heart of the woman he loves.

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN  features a catalogue of 80’s hits including: “Higher Love” (Steve Winwood), “Hold On to Your Dream (Rick Springfield), “Never Surrender” (Corey Hart), “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (Yes), “Do The Walls Come Down” (Carly Simon), “I Can’t Hold Back” (Survivor), “Overkill” (Men at Work), “Renegade” (Styx), “Fly By Night” (Rush), “Five Miles Out” (Mike Oldfield), “Venus” (Banarama), “Right Here Waiting” (Richard Marx), “Lost In Your Eyes” (Debbie Gibson), “Love is a Battlefield” and “Invincible” (Pat Benatar), “Precious Pain” (Melissa Ethridge), “Hold On” (Wilson Phillips) and “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes).

Produced by Work Light Productions, in association with Jamie Wilson, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is a new stage adaptation based on the Academy Award-winning film and original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart.

For tickets, visit our box office at 258 Genesee St., Lobby Level, call Broadway Utica at (315) 624-9444 or purchase online at





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