A musical adaptation of the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman will receive a reading on 13-14 May 2010 under the auspices of Gordon Frost Productions ahead of an Australian production in 2011. The film dealt with the experiences of US Navy aviation officer candidate Zach Mayo at the Aviation Officer Candidate School, where he comes into conflict with Emil Foley, the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who trains him and falls in love with factory worker, Paula Pokrifki.
With a book by Douglas Day Steward (who penned the original screenplay for the film) and Sharleen Cooper Cohen, the musical will feature a score by Robin Lerner and Ken Hirsch. The reading will be directed by Simon Phillips.
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