On Your Feet Orlando Tickets
On Your Feet! Orlando Tickets
On Your Feet! Is a jukebox musical following the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Based on a book by Alexander Dinelaris, this show celebrates not only the lives and the love of the Estefan team but the beauty of Cuban-fusion music by featuring major hits made famous by Gloria Estefan like Rhythm is Gonna Get You and Conga as well.
On Your Feet! History
On Your Feet! began its pre-Broadway showings in Chicago in 2015. It opened on Broadway the in the late fall of 2015 playing at the Marquis Theatre to positive reviews under the direction of Jerry Mitchell and choreographer Sergio Trujillo. The show is based on the life of Grammy-award winning legends Emilio Estefan Gomez and his wife Gloria Estefan. In both the initial Chicago opening and the Broadway production, Miami, Florida native Ana Villafane played Gloria and Josh Segarra starred as Emilio. The U.S. tour began in the fall of 2017, premiering in Miami with major stops all over the country including Boston, Detroit and Los Angeles.
On Your Feet! Noteworthy Awards
On Your Feet! brought home a few noteworthy awards and many nominations. Sergio Trujillo won the Tony Award for Best Choreography in 2016 along with the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreography. He also took home the Fred and Adele Astaire Award for Best Choreographer for his work on this production.
The lead actress Ana Villafane, staring as Gloria Estefan, won the Theatre World Award in 2016 for the Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance. Villafane was nominated for an Outer Critic Circle Award, a Drama League Award and a Fred and Adele Astaire Award for her work in On Your Feet!. As a group, the cast was nominated for the Fred and Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show in 2016.
On Your Feet! Music
The show itself focuses not only on the lives of the Estefans but also on the musical history the two share. Gloria Estefan started her career as the singer for the Miami Sound Machine, a group that also featured her husband Emilio. The song the Rhythm is Gonna Get You, written by Gloria, was the first single from their album Let It Loose. The entire musical features the works of the Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan as a solo artist. Emilio partnered with the Nederlander Group to produce the Broadway production of On Your Feet!.
Similar to On Your Feet!
On Your Feet! is just one in a number of Broadway musicals featuring the lives and music of real performers. Other similar shows include Jersey Boys, which focuses on the Four Seasons, and Mamma Mia, which is built around the music of ABBA.
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