It's time to GET ON YOUR FEET LOUISVILLE!

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If you are looking for a fun, upbeat, night out on the town., get yourself to the Kentucky Center for the Arts this week to see the new musical in town On Your Feet!

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.

On Your Feet!  takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

I loved everything about this show.  I didn’t know much about the background of Gloria Estefan but the 10 year old little girl who lives in my heart was so excited to spend an evening with the songs I grew up with!  I was thrilled to dance along and learn so much more about this amazing power couple of the music industry.  Christie Prades, as Gloria, embodies every ounce of the spunk and spirit needed to pull off this performance.  Her vocals are spot on.  And Eddie Noel, as Emilio, had soaring vocal solos and a comedic side that brought great energy to the stage.  I was very impressed with the child actors in the show as well.  Carmen Sanchez as “Little Gloria” was an amazing vocalist and Jordan Vergara, who plays several child roles had my full attention during his dance moves!  Take the whole family this week and see a fun show where they even come down into the audience! 

PNC Broadway in Louisville is pleased to present the Louisville engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! – based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. Tickets will be available in-person at The Kentucky Center box office, by phone at 502-584-7777, and online at www.KentuckyCenter.org. Groups of 10 or more can book by calling 502-569-3060. The performance schedule will be Tuesday – Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 pm, Saturday matinee at 2 pm, Sunday matinee at 1 pm, and Sunday evening at 6:30 pm. On Your Feet! is part of the 2018/2019 PNC Broadway in Louisville series.

  • Location:  The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s):  Tuesday, March 12th - Sunday, March 17th
  • Ages:  Recommended 8+
  • Price: Tickets start at $37.00* 
    *sales tax not included
  • Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Audio Description (3/16 @ 2 PM and 3/17 @ 1 PM), Captioned Theatre (3/16 @ 8 PM and 3/17 @ 6:30 PM) | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)

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Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 GRAMMY Awards® – but their music is only half the story. From the heart of Havana to the streets of Miami came a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the music industry had ever seen. ON YOUR FEET! is the new Broadway musical that follows the Estefans' journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping, smash hits, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Mi Tierra,” Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” and “Reach,” in addition to an original song written by Gloria and her daughter Emily Estefan.

ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee & Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis), with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical).

Completing the creative team are Tony Award-winning Scenic Designer David Rockwell (She Loves Me, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Tony-nominated Costume Designer Emilio Sosa (Porgy & Bess), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner (Wicked, Hairspray), Tony Award-winning Sound Designer Steve Kennedy, SCK Sound Design (Lady Day, Guys and Dolls), Projections by Darrel Maloney, and Hair & Wig Designer Charles G. LaPointe (Beautiful, Newsies). With Music Direction by Clay Ostwald (Miami Sound Machine), ON YOUR FEET! features Orchestrations by Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, Arrangements by Lon Hoyt (Hairspray), Dance Arrangements and Dance Orchestrations by Oscar Hernandez (The Capeman).

ON YOUR FEET! is produced by James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman. Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Nederlander Organization, led by James L. Nederlander, President, continues the tradition of operating historic theatres, as well as producing and presenting the best in theatrical entertainment and concert events. Bernie Yuman, an illustrious figure in the entertainment industry and long-time friend and business associate of the Estefans, serves as Executive Producer. Yuman produced and managed Siegfried & Roy, one of the most successful and longest running shows in Las Vegas history.

ON YOUR FEET! began performances on Broadway on Monday, October 5, 2015, with an opening night of Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. The musical played its final performance on Sunday, August 20, 2017, having played 780 performances.

 

Louisville Theatrical Association, founded in 1938, is a civic, not-for-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors. LTA’s mission is to sustain the Broadway Series as a dynamic and primary source of performing arts entertainment; to maintain the series as a resource to enhance the quality of other arts activities in the Louisville area; to assist in the preservation of historic theatre properties; and to extend community participation in the arts through programs of education. LTA is a member of the Fund for the Arts.

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of   touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.