On Your Feet the musical
On Your Feet is a magical Broadway jukebox musical which appears on Broadway and tours various other cities in the United States and across the world. The musical tells the life and creative story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The 26-time Grammy Award-winning couple shares their life and successes in this unique journey through the decades. Woven throughout the musical are the hit songs sung by the duo, to create a tour through the years set to music. The show details the early beginnings, rise to fame and personal tragedies of the Estefans. With songs written by Gloria Estefan and a screenplay by Alexander Dinelaris, the show is Directed by award-winning Jerry Mitchell and features choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
On Your Feet background and history of the show
The musical premiered at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago in 2015. The original cast featured Ana Villafañe in the part of Gloria Estefan and Josh Segarra as Emilio. The all-important Broadway previews debuted later the same year at the Marquis Theatre and On Your Feet officially opened in November 2015. Set designers for the original show included David Rockwell while the costumes were the vision of Emilio "Esosa" Sosa. The show celebrated an amazing 500 on-stage moments in 2017.
Featuring a stellar musical lineup which includes crowd favourites "Rhythm is Gonna Get You," "Get On Your Feet," "Conga," "Don't Want To Lose You Now," and "Coming Out of the Dark." The show was designed to have you dancing in the aisles and celebrating the sounds of Cuban-Amercian fusion. The second act of the show features the 1990 bus crash that left Gloria Estefan critically injured as well as her return to the stage after her long recovery process. This scene lends a darker tone to what is otherwise a vibrant and rousing musical show.
The show is essentially a satisfying bio-drama set in the 80s and focusing on the early and later life of this Cuban-American singing sensation. Included in the show is the early life of Gloria Estefan as a Cuban immigrant after the Cuban Revolution, her love for Emilio and her father's devastating illness and the moment when Gloria auditions for Emilio's band and becomes lead singer for Miami Latin Boys.
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