As a native Floridian (ok, I wasn’t born here but I have been here for 25 years, so I am honorary), Gloria Estefan is our Queen. Therefore, I was excited to see “On Your Feet” at the Kravis Center this past Tuesday. What I knew was that it was the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and their rise to fame. What I didn’t know was how great of a show and production this is.
On Your Feet is touted as: “Her Voice. His Visison. Their Story,” and is the original musical based on the extraordinary life of 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, features a book by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Alexander Dinelaris and a score made up of some of the most loved and iconic songs of the past quarter-century including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Having begun in Chicago in the summer of 2015, On Your Feet made its Broadway bow that November, played for two years, and received seven Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, three Drama League Award nominations and a Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography.
The casting is amazing, but the standout is Gabo Albo who plays Gloria. Her voice is angelic, and her acting skills are equally as good. I felt like I was seeing a star in the making. She belongs on a Broadway stage, but I have a feeling we will be seeing her in the very near future in television and films. As I mentioned Gabo has a very strong supporting cast, but she carries this show and we all cried and laughed when she wanted us to. There are some true to life sad parts of this show, but overall, this is a feel-good show that will get you up on your feet singing and dancing.
On Your Feet is playing at the Kravis Center through Sunday November 20 and I urge you to get “On Your feet” and purchase Tickets.
For tickets or more info, go to: Kraviscenter.org.