Reflecting back with Audience – Our thoughts on the show:
Some patrons can be a bit dubious when it comes to musical reviews, or “jukebox musicals,” and justifiably so. Too often, a weak narrative serves as the rack on which disparate oldies-but-goodies are flung and left to dry. Not so with “On Your Feet,” the hit-filled production with a story as strong and moving as the many songs that give it sound and the dancing that gives it sight.
Christie Prades as Gloria and Eddie Noel as Emilio take us through the journey of two young Miami teens who connect through music, their struggle to break into the business and their eventual dominance of it. Along the way, they fall in love and discover that navigating the demands of family can be just as daunting as negotiating deals or getting reluctant disc jockeys to spin their records.I loved “On Your Feet.” If you had a radio and a soul in the 1980s and 1990s, odds are you’ll love it, too.
By, Joseph Grove
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.
On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century—and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
On your Feet will show March 12 – March 17 at The Kentucky Center Whitney Hall
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