The Oscar winning movie “An Officer and a Gentleman” has been made into a musical and the show is at the Providence Performing Arts Center this weekend only, tomorrow through Sunday. And you can still get tickets for this incredible show. There are so many cool 80s songs in this show:
-“Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes)
- “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),
- “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)
Such a cool soundtrack! You’re gonna be singing along all night!
The show has a special connection to Newport, RI. The director and choreographer visited the Officer Candidates School at the Newport Naval Base as part of their research for the production of the show. And I hear one of the swing performers in the show Logan Marks is a local guy. He was born in Providence and grew up in my hometown Mansfield. So don’t miss “An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical” at PPAC February 18th through 20th, that’s this weekend. Buy your tickets at the PPAC Box office by calling 401-421-ARTS or buy them online HERE.