Broadway In Detroit: ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ - A New Musical

Broadway In Detroit: ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ - A New Musical - Photo by Matthew Murphy
Photo: Matthew Murphy
Disclosure: This post is written in collaboration with Broadway in Detroit.

There’s no doubt that we’re currently experiencing a renaissance of movies-turned musicals, and if you’re looking for proof, the latest Broadway In Detroit lineup features one of the most iconic 80s adaptations around. Dust off those well-loved cassette tapes and start practicing your favorite car jams, because An Officer And A Gentleman (The Musical) is on its way to the motor city.

“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.”

Ready to learn more about the show? Keep reading, because we’re covering it all!


An Officer And A Gentleman in Detroit: Show Details

Broadway In Detroit: ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ - A New Musical - Photo by Matthew Murphy
Photo: Matthew Murphy

The story of An Officer And A Gentleman celebrates triumph over adversity. Zack Mayo has the raw talent and strength for the US Navy’s Officer Training School, and graduating from the elite program promises to secure his career and future. Only the brave and determined, however, can endure the relentless commands of Drill Sergeant Foley, who is determined to weed out all those unable to pass the strenuous tests of knowledge, coordination, and strength.

On his journey of self-discovery, Zack finds comfort in the arms of a strong-willed local factory worker. But it isn’t until tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the importance of friendship, commitment, and honor, finds the courage to be his best self, and wins the heart of the woman he loves.

Featuring an iconic, 1980s-inspired score, An Officer And A Gentleman includes hits from Rick Springfield, Styx, Debbie Gibson, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, Pat Benatar, and the Grammy-winning, number-one hit single, “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes). Additional favorites include “Higher Love,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Love is a Battlefield,” “Invincible,” “Lost In Your Eyes,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Venus,” “Renegade,” and more.

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


For more information on this show, visit officerandagentlemanmusical.com.



An Officer And A Gentleman in Detroit: Show Dates & Ticket Information

Broadway In Detroit: ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ - A New Musical - Photo by Matthew Murphy
Photo: Matthew Murphy

Show Dates:

February 1 - 13, 2021

Location:

The Fisher Theatre, 3011 West Grand Blvd., Detroit

Performance Times:

* Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
* Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
* Sunday evening performance at 7:30 p.m.
* Open-captioned performance on Sunday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for An Officer And A Gentleman start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.

For group sales (10 or more), please email broadwayindetroitgroups@theambassadors.com or call 313-871-1132.

Tickets for the open-captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.


**Health & Safety Protocols (NEW For 2021-2022 Season)**

Broadway In Detroit: ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ - A New Musical - Photo by Matthew Murphy
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Following the lead of Broadway and concert venues across the country, Broadway In Detroit theater patrons will be required to show photo identification and proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the performance date or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination before they will be admitted into the venue. Additionally, all patrons will be required to wear a mask while inside the theater regardless of one’s vaccination status.

All ticket purchasers will receive a Broadway In Detroit Health & Safety Guide via email prior to their performance. This guide will also be posted on the company’s website (BroadwayInDetroit.com) and available at the Fisher Theatre box office. It will have the latest information on the company’s health and safety protocols as well as information on what to expect when you arrive at the theater.

For more information on Broadway In Detroit, subscriptions, group sales, and more, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.

**NOTE: I am not an official representative of Broadway in Detroit. Please visit www.broadwayindetroit.com for the most up-to-date information on this show and upcoming shows.

Broadway In Detroit: ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ - A New Musical - Photo by Matthew Murphy
Photo: Matthew Murphy


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