The first national tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet!, which launched September 22 in Buffalo, New York, officially opens October 6. The musical, which charts the rise of vocalist Gloria Estefan and her Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, is opening in the Estefans’ home city of Miami, Florida.
Tickets to On Your Feet! in Miami are available through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. The engagement runs through October 15 and then will travel to 60 additional cities across the country through April 21, 2019, including Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Denver.
The cast is headed by Cuban-American Broadway actor Christie Prades as seven-time Grammy winner Gloria Estefan and stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan.
The two artists are joined by Nancy Ticotin as Gloria’s mother, Gloria Fajardo; Alma Cuervo as Gloria’s grandmother, Consuelo (a role she originated on Broadway); Jason Martinez as Gloria’s father, José Fajardo; Amaris Sanchez and Carmen Sanchez as Little Gloria; and Kevin Tellez and Jordan Vergara as Nayib/Young Emilio.
The ensemble comprises Karmine Alers, Skizzo Arnedillo, David Baida, Danny Burgos, Sam J. Cahn, Natalie Caruncho, Sarita Colón, Jennifer Florentino, Adriel Flete, Devon Goffman, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Hector Maisonet, Claudia Mulet, Jeremey Adam Rey, Joseph Rivera, Maria Rodriguez, Arianna Rosario, Shani Talmor, and Claudia Yanez.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning musicians from Miami Sound Machine also hit the road with the tour, including music director Clay Ostwald (keyboards), Theodore Mulet (trombone), Jorge Casas (bass), and Edward Bonilla (percussion). The other members of the orchestra include Emmanuel Schvartzman (associate music director/keyboards), Jose Ruiz (trumpet), Michael Scaglione (reeds), Stephen Flakus (guitar), Jean-Christophe Leroy (percussion), and Colin Taylor (drums).
On Your Feet! is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and choreographed by Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo, with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris.
The tour is produced by James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman.
On Your Feet! played its final performance at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway on August 20, having played 780 performances.
Click here for the touring itinerary.
(Updated October 6, 2017)