SARASOTA COUNTY (WSNN) - A timeless love story makes its way to the Van Wezel in Sarasota.

The Oscar-winning film, An Officer and a Gentleman, turns into a musical. 

It’s about a man named Zack Mayo who signs up for the U.S. Navy’s Officer Training School, but his arrogance is out of step. So, Drill Sergeant Foley whips him into shape.

And it just so happens, actor, David Wayne Britton, who plays Foley served in the Navy. He talks with SNN about how his experience translates into his role.

"I understand why someone wants to do it," Britton said. "They’re doing something to save the people that they love. They're friends and their famliy that live here in the United States, so their main thing is to protect them. It's the way we live."

This show runs through tomorrow. For details on tickets, you can click here.