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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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.

Jon Rua

Choreographer

Muny: Jesus Christ Superstar and Aida. Credits: Phish (Send in the Clones, NYE 2019), Coheed and Cambria, Isn’t It RomanticWest Side Story (Milwaukee Rep). Co-Choreographer: (individual production numbers) Broadway’s The Cher ShowSpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! Nickelodeon. Jon has danced for Mariah Carey, Phish, Don Omar, Soulja Boy, Target, Billboard, Puma, Reebok, IBM and Panasonic. As an actor, Broadway: Hamilton (OBC Charles Lee, Hamilton u/s), SpongeBob (Patchy), Hands on a Hardbody (Jesus), In the Heights (Sonny & Graffiti Pete). Off-Broadway: The Hombres (Two River Theater) Kung Fu, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Damn Yankees (Encores!). Regional: Annie (Muny), Somewhere (Old Globe, Craig Noel nomination), Bring It On The Musical. TV: Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & OrderVerizon. Film: Fall to Rise, First Reformed, Isn’t It Romantic. Digital: Mas Mejor.

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.