On Your Feet! is a jukebox musical that celebrates the life and music of Grammy-winning artists Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who were pioneers in the genre of Latin pop and dance. Featuring many of the hit songs from their career, the musical chronicles Gloria’s meteoric rise as a Cuban immigrant living in Miami, her chance encounter with Emilio and her rehabilitation from injury in the early 1990s. Audiences in Philadelphia can catch a live performance of the On Your Feet! tour whenever it comes to town.
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
The first attempt to create a biographical show based on the music of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine came from producers in Las Vegas. However, after this initial attempt went nowhere, Gloria and Emilia Estefan approached the Nederlanders Organization with the idea to create a Broadway musical. The task of actually adapting the Estefans’ story into a musical was given to Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Jerry Mitchell. Dinelaris Jr., who won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for the 2014 film Birdman, wrote the book for the musical. Jerry Mitchell, who worked on Legally Blonde, Hairspray and Kinky Books, was brought on as director. After the end of preproduction, On Your Feet! made its worldwide debut at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre for a limited preview run on June 2, 2015. The musical later moved to Broadway’s Marquis Theatre in November with Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys and Memphis) serving as the choreographer. The Broadway production won Outstanding Choreography from the Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance by Ana Villafane from the Theatre World Awards, and Best Choreography from the Fred and Adel Astaire Awards. It also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography.
Where can I buy On Your Feet! Philadelphia tickets?
If you are living in or visiting the area, then you can purchase On Your Feet! Philadelphia tickets at StubHub to catch the live show.
Where is On Your Feet! being staged?
There are currently no plans to perform the musical in Philadelphia. The national On Your Feet! tour was last performed in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts between April 10-15, 2018. The Kimmel Center has staged many productions of touring Broadway musicals. The On Your Feet! tour starred Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan, Nancy Ticotin as Gloria Fajardo, Alma Cuervo as Consuelo Garcia, Jason Martinez as Jose Fajardo and Carmen Sanchez as younger Gloria. If you want to know when the musical will return to the city, then you should check StubHub for future updates about the On Your Feet! Philadelphia schedule.
What are the musical numbers of On Your Feet!?
On Your Feet! features the songs "Get on Your Feet," "Conga," "Live for Loving You," "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" "Reach," "1-2-3," "Coming Out of the Dark," "Turn the Beat Around," "Dr. Beat," "Cuando Sali de Cuba," "Tradicion," "Anything for You," "I See Your Smile," "Mi Tierra," "Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan," "Here We Are," "When Someone Comes Into Your Life," "You’ll Be Mine (Party Time)," "Oye Mi Canto," "Cuba Libre," "Famous," If I Never Get to Tell You," "Wrapped," "Don’t Wanna Lose You" and "Mega Mix."
What can I expect from a performance of On Your Feet!?
On Your Feet! combines a traditional biography with a jukebox musical. With a style reminiscent of the Latin music for which the Estefans are known, the musical incorporates many of their hit songs into the narrative, bringing a bit of Cuban music and celebration to the stage. The musical is recommended for ages 8 and older, but the local venue may have specific age restrictions on top of this.
How long is the running time?
On Your Feet! lasts approximately two hours and 15 minutes with a single 20-minute intermission.
Which musicals are similar to On Your Feet!?
If you enjoy jukebox musicals with biographical elements, then you may want to check out the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys, which tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.Back to Top
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