On Your Feet!

AUGUST 21 – 27

Based on the inspiring true story of the queen of Latin pop, Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, On Your Feet! is a universal sensation that shows what can happen when two people believe in their talent, music and one another. Their moving rags-to-riches story features some of the most chart-topping songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Coming Out of the Dark” and the title hit, “Get On Your Feet.” With this Muny premiere, audiences will leave ready to “Conga!”

Regional & Muny Premiere!

Performances begin at 8:15 p.m.

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Muny’s On Your Feet! is Going on the Road

In August, Tony-nominated sensation On Your Feet! congas onto The Muny stage for the first time. In September, the same cast heads west to get Kansas City Starlight audiences on their feet with the moving tale of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

Cast

Omar Lopez-Cepero

Emilio

is deeply humbled to return to the Muny stage after appearing in Paint Your Wagon (Armando) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Prior to the pandemic shutdown, he was seen in the off-Broadway premiere of TheUnsinkable Molly Brown (Vincenzo). Broadway: On Your Feet! and American Idiot. Off-Broadway: The Public Theater’s Central Park concert of The Capeman. Regional/tour credits: The Flamingo Kid (Alejandro) at Hartford Stage, Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson) at Theatre Under The Stars, Evita as Che (national tour, Fulton Theatre) and as Peron (Bay Street Theater). TV credits: Blue Bloods (CBS), The Detour (TBS), Vegas (CBS). He is a graduate of The University of Miami Frost School of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance. Alongside his performing career, he has developed an acting and voice studio where he coaches professional artists and students to maximize their potential. www.omarlopezcepero.com @omarlopezcepero

Natascia Diaz

Gloria Fajardo

Most widely recognized for the documentary Every Little Step, this three-time Helen Hayes Award-winner returns to The Muny after her “breathtaking” turn as Velma Kelly in Chicago, and her award-winning turn as Anita in West Side Story. Broadway: Seussical (Bird Girl), Man of La Mancha (Antonia, u/s Aldonza). Off-Broadway: Tick, Tick…Boom!Jacques Brel…; Washington DC: Petra (A Little Night Music) Rosalie (Carnival), Aurora (Kiss of the Spider Woman). Her first Helen Hayes happened in a tie with Chita Rivera for her transformation into Scottish rocker Monica in Rooms, and her second for her performance in Brel. Other favorites: Jenny (The Threepenny Opera), Betty 3Collective Rage (Woolly Mammoth), Mariana (Measure for Measure), Savage (Savage in Limbo), Rafaella (Grand Hotel, NY City Center Encores!) and winning her third award for her “obsessively watchable, gorgeously sung” (Washington Post) role in a “career-defining performance” (BroadwayWorld) as Fosca in Sondheim’s Passion. TV: FBI IG:@LadyDiaz777

Alma Cuervo

Consuelo

Broadway: On Your Feet!Beauty and the BeastCabaretTitanicThe Heidi ChroniclesQuiltersIs There Life After High School?Censored Scenes from King Kong and Bedroom Farce. She has toured nationally in WickedMy Fair LadyCabaretM. Butterfly and Dancing at Lughnasa. Off-Broadway: Allegro (Classic Stage Company), Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons) and Road Show (The Public). She received an OBIE for her performance in Uncommon Women and Others and Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award for The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Ms. Cuervo has worked extensively in regional theatre, most recently In the Heights at Music Theatre Wichita and Yerma at Huntington Theatre. Film/Television: The GoldfinchBullLisey’s StoryCity on a HillInstinctThe Slap, and she was a regular on Norman Lear’s AKA Pablo. She narrates many audiobooks and is a graduate of Tulane University and Yale School of Drama.

Lee Zarrett

Phil

Broadway: My Fair LadyOn Your Feet!HairThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeJane Eyre. National tours: Peter and the StarcatcherLes Misérables. TV: The BlacklistHigh FidelityGothamLouieBoardwalk Empire. Off-Broadway: NY City Center Encores!, New Victory, Vineyard Theatre. Regional: Pittsburg CLO, La Jolla Playhouse.

Creative Team

Maggie Burrows

Director

Muny debut! A theatre and film director living in New York, Maggie has directed and developed works with Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, NY Theatre Workshop, Women’s Project, Williamstown Theatre Festival and The Geffen. She is a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab, a nominee for Yale’s Sudler Prize, 2018 Boris Sagal Directing Fellow at Williamstown and BOLD Resident Director at Northern Stage. Select associate work: My Fair Lady (Beaumont Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Central Park) and Constellations (Manhattan Theatre Club). Film: (short) Condolences, GOTV video for Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote organization. Select theater credits: Man of God (Geffen), Damsels (Williamstown), The Sound of Music (Northern Stage), SPACEBAR (Wild Project). Upcoming: Sarnak and Scheer’s ShookSonnenblick’s new musical Devotion.

Lon Hoyt

Music Director / Conductor

Broadway: BeautifulEscape to MargaritavilleOn Your FeetCatch Me If You CanRock of AgesHairHairsprayThe Rocky Horror ShowFootlooseStreet Corner Symphony. Off Broadway: Song of SingaporeForever Plaid. Regional: Last Days of SummerMy Very Own British InvasionDiner (Sheryl Crow), Some Lovers (Burt Bacharach), The Nightingale (Sheik/Sater). Music Supervisor: On Your Feet (Holland), Hairspray (NBC Live, national tours, Toronto, Las Vegas, London, Johannesburg, and Cologne productions, Hollywood Bowl), Hair (Hollywood Bowl), Lennon. Film: AnnieHairsprayJoyful NoiseBand SlamBoys on the Side. Actor: TommyBabyLeader of the PackStarlight ExpressRock ‘N Roll! The First 5000 Years.

Show Guidelines

Based on the lives and music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, On Your Feet! is a jukebox musical that shows what can happen when two people believe in their talent, music and one another. Their moving rags-to-riches story features some of their best songs, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Coming Out of the Dark,” “Conga” and the title hit, “Get On Your Feet.”

On Your Feet! played on Broadway from 2015 to 2017 and in London’s West End in 2019. The production has toured the United States, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Universally crowd-pleasing and uplifting, it is a portrait of a legendary artist that reveals fierce determination and visionary creativity matched with the exhilarating energy of the Miami Sound Machine.

Language

The words ass, bullshit, butt, damn, hell, shit and tramp are each used.

Sexual Innuendo

A few song lyrics contain sexual innuendo.

Drugs and Alcohol

Three lines of dialogue make reference to drugs or alcohol.

Violence

None.

Mature Content

In several instances, the musical explores the cultural challenges with moving from Cuba to the United States.