Stage Entertainment Nederland brings the Broadway musical On Your Feet! to the Beatrix Theatre Utrecht from October. Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio visit the Netherlands this week to present the show to the Dutch audience. The Netherlands is the first country after the USA where the musical can be seen. The Dutch team is working together with the original creative team and cast auditions have already started. Albert Verlinde, Managing Director and producer of Stage Entertainment Nederland: “I am very happy that Stage Entertainment Nederland got the license rights to produce Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s musical On Your Feet! I visited the show on Broadway a number of times and it is an irresistible show that gets the audience literary ‘on their feet’. The musical tells the inspiring story of Gloria and her husband Emilio Estefan in combination with the distinct hit songs of Gloria Estefan. Because of the Latin dance spectacle it results in a colourful show with Latin-American influences. I am sure here in Holland we can all sing along with the hits of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine!”. On Your Feet! with hit songs like ‘Anything For You’, Rhythm Is Gonna Get You’, ‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’ and ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ can be seen from October 17th in the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht, and premières on Sunday October 29th. Ticket sales start Thursday January 12th. More information: www.onyourfeet.nl.
Story On Your Feet!
On Your Feet! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and ambition of two people who believed in their talent, their dreams, and each other. Together they became an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The jukebox musical contains, of course, all the iconic Latin pop songs like ‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’ and ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’ that made Gloria Estefan a star.
On Your Feet on Broadway
After very successful try-outs in Chicago, On Your Feet! opened on November 5th 2015 on Broadway, where the show is still running. The show is directed by two time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, who directed Kinky Boots earlier. Choreography by Oliver Award winner Sergio Trujillo, who was responsible for the choreography of Jersey Boys. Book by Alexander Dinelaris, who also wrote the script for The Bodyguard. Alexander is also responsible for the film script of the Academy Award® winning film Birdman.
About Gloria and Emilio Estefan With seven Grammy Awards and over 100 million albums sold worldwide, GLORIA ESTEFAN is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. In addition to her 38 #1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria recorded the Oscar-nominated song "Music of My Heart," and has received numerous honors and awards over the course of her illustrious career. She has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, named BMI Songwriter of the Year, and received an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, an MTV Video Music Award, two ACE Awards, and multiple Billboard Awards for her many chart-topping hits. Gloria has also been honored with the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the Hispanic Heritage Award, the National Music Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year Award, a National Artistic Achievement Award from the US Congress, among many others. Most recently, President Obama honored Emilio & Gloria Estefan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the United States, to world peace, and to cultural endeavors. Gloria, along with husband Emilio, serve as Executive Producers to the Tony-Award nominated Broadway smash musical. . . On Your Feet! based on their lives and music.
EMILIO ESTEFAN is a world-renowned music, television and film producer who has been instrumental in shaping, developing and directing the careers of his superstar wife, Gloria, as well as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada among many others. Emilio has achieved incredible success throughout his career, boasting more than 40 years of industry-leading achievements, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and induction into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame just to name a few. With a resume that includes 19 Grammy Awards, Emilio has experimented and pushed the envelope of blending Latin, pop and world rhythms creating a unique style and personality that has created chart-topping worldwide hits. It is this vision that transcends the music field and spills over into film, television, hotels and restaurants, among other business endeavors including serving as the Executive Producer of the Tony-Award nominated smash Broadway musical, On Your Feet!