Theatre Review: On Your Feet! Broadway Musical

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The music, the rhythm, the power!

There’s nobody like Gloria Estefan. A true trailblazer, she took the world by storm; breaking every barrier that stood between her and super stardom. Her music reaches every corner of the globe, making her one of the most iconic acts in the history of the recording industry.

In tribute to her life and her music, Segerstrom Center for the Arts transports you into Estefan’s beautiful tale, full of heartfelt moments and relatable themes that all walks of life can connect to. There’s no sugar coating, no rose colored reflections. Instead, you get a show that’s real, personal, and a daring reminder to fight for your dreams.


On Your Feet is a true Broadway show, electrifying from start to finish with nonstop music, dancing, and flair. Every bump and grove is felt across the venue, and in some cases you’ll actually be on your feet dancing and cheering for an encore. Imagine the excitement of a live concert, the precision and fun of a dance troupe, and the powerful drama of a major motion picture. This musical has it all.

It’s all packaged together in technical bliss with beautiful effects, a live band, and flawless transitions. The entire show goes off without a hitch, keeping you fully engaged and not tossing you out of the story by awkward set changes and glitches. Though, what stands out most is the collaboration within the cast.

It’s s cultural explosion, true to the humble beginnings of Estefan. Even if you’re not of Latin heritage, you can see the real struggle of acceptance, the burden of trying to attain identity in a society so contradictory in nature. We live in a nation built on the principles of inclusion, one that prides itself on the idea that anyone can prosper and make the most of the American experience. Yet, that dream is locked behind barriers of prejudice, stereotype, and hesitation.

The message of the show, and of Estefan’s life story is to fight, to push through the pessimism. Anyone can be anything, it just takes faith and hard work. That love, that power is felt in every scene, every chord, every moment on stage. Everyone gets a chance to shine, and it’s all for the greater cause of reminding us all there’s hope for everyone out there to push and rise above.

This show is the perfect way to end the summer. Make sure to catch it before it dances off to its next stop on tour!

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall
August 21 – September 2, 2018
Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Visit the Box Office or call (714) 556-2787 to purchase tickets.

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