Estefan musical comes to Cleveland
The songs of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine provide the soundtrack for the musical “On Your Feet!,” which opens Tuesday for a three-week run at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace.
Estefan has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and she and her husband, Emilio Estefan, have won 26 Grammy Awards combined.
“On Your Feet!” chronicles their careers and their relationship, and includes such hits as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Mi Tierra,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now” and “Reach.”
The musical closed in August after nearly 750 performances on Broadway. It earned a 2016 Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography.
Christie Prades, who made her Broadway debut in “On Your Feet!,” plays Gloria Estefan on the national tour with Mauricio Martinez, star of such Spanish language series as “El Vato and “Senora Acero 2,” plays Emilio.
The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (“Kinky Boots”), choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys’) and has a book written by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (“Birdman”).
“On Your Feet!” runs through Dec. 23 at the Connor Palace, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $29 to $109 and are available online at www.playhousesquare.org and by calling 216-241-6000.