“ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN” Next on Theatre Under the Stars Performances
Gaby Albo and Samuel Garnica star as Gloria and Emilio Estefan in the brand new national touring production of the smash hit Broadway musical, ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN. This exciting new production directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado will play Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Tuesday, January 30 through Sunday, February 11.
“I’m excited to present On Your Feet! this January. It’s the perfect show to warm your heart in the depths of winter,” said Dan Knechtges, TUTS Artistic Director.
Albo and Garnica starred in the critically acclaimed world premiere of ON YOUR FEET! in Spanish at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, D.C., directed and choreographed by Salgado, where both earned rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.
The ON YOUR FEET! band, led by Music Director Daniel Gutierrez (also on keyboard), features Jaime Ibacache Palma (guitar), Colin Taylor (drums), Danny Santiago (bass), Manny Márquez (percussion), Pedro Carrero (trombone) and Roger Torres (trumpet). This world class group of musicians includes GRAMMY winners and nominees, multi-instrumentalists, and artists who have performed with pop and rock legends.
“We’re bringing a multicultural group of people to our new national tour. I’m proud of this cast and of the musicians who are joining us from around the world: Puerto Rico, Cuba, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mexico and everywhere in between. We are so proud of this dynamic company,” said Luis Salgado.
ON YOUR FEET!, the exhilarating 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 debut 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 representation in our cast is truly a rainbow of possibilities. We mean it when we say, ‘This is what an American looks like.’ My heart is pumping with excitement that we are bringing this talented group of people across the United States,” Salgado added.
Tickets are on sale now and are available online at TUTS.com, by phone at 713-558-8887 or in person at the TUTS Box Office at 800 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002.
For more information and a complete list of dates and venues, please visit OnYourFeetMusical.com.
Photos: DJ Corey & David Hinebaugh