'On Your Feet!' tells the story of Gloria Estefan and her husband, and how two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other created an international sensation. More…
This bilingual musical spans Estefan's early years in Miami as well as her recovery from a broken back in 1990. It features many of Estefan's hit songs, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Want to Lose You," "1-2-3," and "Coming Out of the Dark."
See it if you love Estefan's music; you'll enjoy the lively covers. The dancing is fun, the singing strong. Brisk pace hides OYF"s lack of emotion.
Don't see it if you require good lines and a meaningful story arc. Most of Act I was joyous; much of Act II fell flat. Final medley restored crowd's joy.
See it if Even if you're not a fan of Gloria Estefan or jukebox musicals! This show was SO much better than I expected. I'm NOT a fan and I loved it!
Don't see it if You're looking for a quiet low energy night at the theatre. This show hits you with both barrels and knocks you on your feet! It's FUN!
See it if Shocked at how much fun I had at this show. Walked in jaded, left singing and dancing.
Don't see it if You need a Shakespearean piece of theater. While it's not that it was really well done. You will know all the songs.
See it if Musicalization of the rise of Gloria Estefan (via her husband's efforts) is a big, brassy Vegas-style entertainment Ana Villafane steals it
Don't see it if Book-heavy musical follows usual rags-to-riches format & sags considerably after Gloria's accident Knock-out finale but the 'beat' is gone
See it if you like Gloria Estefan and enjoy a Latin beat, you like some extraordinary choreography, and want to be absorbed into the music
Don't see it if you are looking for a strong story or like characters depicted with great depth, or if you don't like Latin/Cuban music and style of dance
See it if you love the music of Gloria Estefan. The singing and dancing are well done. The plot skips over a lot of significant life moments.
Don't see it if you are not interested in the music or the life of this Gloria Estefan. There is nothing else on offer in terms of personal insight.
See it if you want a fun night out at the theater.
Don't see it if you need a show to be dramatically satisfying (the show ends but that doesn't mean it has an ending).
See it if you want to have fun and enjoy Latin music; get some insight into the hard work and dedication it takes to make it in the music industry.
Don't see it if you don't want to be dancing in your seat and singing along with the audience; if you don't enjoy theater with a heartbeat.
See it if you are a fan of the music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and you like terrific dancing.
Don't see it if a lame book would interfere with your pleasure or if you are tired of jukebox musicals.
See it if you want a great evening of entertainment along with a compelling story. Bop out of theater with restored faith in American dream. RUN!!
Don't see it if you hate to be entertained, amused and treated to a restored sense of pride in America.
See it if like Gloria Estefan & her music and the chance to conga in the aisles
Don't see it if you don't want to get "on your feet"
See it if you would have bought tickets to a Gloria Estefan concert anyway
Don't see it if Who's Gloria? You're under 30 and can't hum 2 songs w/o looking her up. Looking for a classic B'way experience you can't find anywhere else
See it if you like latin music or are interested in true stories about musicians or inmigrants.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of dancing music and are not interested in true stories.
See it if you enjoy dancing in the aisles and reliving memories from Bar Mitzvahs and weddings in the '80's.
Don't see it if You expect a nuanced story and dialogue. A great immigrant success story but told in a formulaic way.
See it if you love jukebox musicals - Jersey Boys. High energy with recognizable Gloria Estefan songs and fun salsa dancing, CONGA (can't stop singing
Don't see it if you want a hugely developed plot although this offers more than many musicals-not about only rising to the top but family dynamics as well
See it if you love fun biographical musicals. Ana does a spot-on vocal impression of Gloria Estefan and will more than satisfy the singer's fans.
Don't see it if you expect to feel an emotional connection to the piece. The Estefans' story is compelling, yet this work doesn't seem to convey that much.
See it if you want a fun night out where you'll leave dancing down the aisles or enjoy Gloria Estefan's music. The dancing is spectacular.
Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals.
See it if you like a light story with great dancing; I was surprised at how many of her songs I already knew
Don't see it if you want a story of substance or an original musical
See it if a fan of Gloria & Emilio Estefan, enjoy American Dream/ Immigrant narratives and true-life tales; and don't mind sacrificing plot for music.
Don't see it if you need profound, shocking storytelling, or dislike Latin beats. If seeking "deep-thinking" drama, this light-hearted fluff is not for you.