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The moment after the house lights go down at Actors Playhouse, there’s a percussive warmup of Latin beat and then the auditorium explodes with a blinding almost deafening assault of light, sound and vivacity as you are immersed into the Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine’s iconic “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You.” Odds are you’re a goner from that moment on.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan once again are bringing it back home. The national tour of On Your Feet!, an autobiographical Broadway musical powered by their iconic songbook, will open this week at the Arsht Center in their hometown.
If you know where to look, certainly you can find reliable warhorse titles in the upcoming theater season in South Florida, but it’s easier to find vibrant, contemporary and challenging offerings.
Estefans’ On Your Feet To Begin Tour in Miami, Broward Will Get Hamilton First in Region & Kravis Finally Hosts The Lion King
Hamilton, On Your Feet, The Lion King, and a host of major Broadway titles will tour South Florida’s three major presenting houses over the next two seasons,
2015 produced a wild variety of snapshots to paste in the theatrical scrapbooks: a male Dolly Levi, a homicidal dimwit slicing carrots, a kidnapper forcing her captives to learn nonsense, a tsunami engulfing a Japanese village, a green-gunked survivor of toxic sludge singing love songs to his blind librarian girlfriend. You know, just another year for regional theater in South Florida.
Start the clock, Florida. The moment tickets go on sale for the national tour of On Your Feet!, get on line. In fact, if you’re planning to be anywhere near the Big Apple, shell out the ducats. Because if the exhilarating musical version of the lives of Emilio and Gloria Estefan is enchanting Broadway audiences, South Florida audiences will be enraptured.
By Bill Hirschman The initial reviews are promisingly positive for Wednesday’s world premiere in Chicago of the new Broadway-bound musical On Your Feet! which retells the life story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who popularized Cuban-American pop music around the …