Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

On Your Feet! (Broadway)

From 2,401 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

About the show

'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."

2h 15m | Already closed | Marquis Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2401)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see
86
Avg Score

70
Weak script, High energy, Very loud, Crowd-pleaser, Absorbing

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.

Also This jukebox musical has some really fun numbers (old Gloria standards... Read more Read less

81
Delightful, Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

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!

92
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing

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.

76
Entertaining, Great dancing

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

52
Cheesy, Shallow, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you really like Gloria Estefan's music. (Despite Gloria's warning, the rhythm did not get me.)

Don't see it if you are allergic to cheese.

75
Great acting, Fun, Engaging, Fluffy, Great dancing

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).

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great dancing, Great music

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

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You absolutely love everything Gloria Estefan.

Don't see it if You want to feel like you're on a cruise ship listening to a jukebox.

94
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy good song and dance.

Don't see it if You do not like the Miami Sound Machine beat.

83
Entertaining, Great singing, Colorful

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.

86
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Loved the music and dancing. Sets very good and storyline of main character well developed.

Don't see it if don't see if you like sophisticated shows

86
Entertaining, Fun, Formulaic, Great singing, Danceable

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.

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched, Great dancing, Exuberant

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.

Also The cast is terrific, the dancing is infectious, the second act is a l... Read more Read less

94
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny

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.

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like Gloria Estefan music. And what's not to like?

Don't see it if You don't want to have fun.

80
Great staging, Entertaining, Bright, colorful, engaging, latin flavored, conga line injected, rise to fame story, relentlessly moving to a constant beat of family and ambition

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"

50
Irrelevant

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

Also If you're enthusiastic about this musical just after seeing the poster... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Fun, Grreat music, Inspiring

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.

75
Entertaining, Cliched, Great dancing, Fun, fun, fun

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.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Refreshing

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.

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy, Romantic, Funny

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

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, A great escape!

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

Also Would have gone much earlier but I tend to postpone shows with open en... Read more Read less

82
Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, Just okay

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.

92
Great singing, High energy, Entertaining

See it if you like Gloria Estefan and her music. The show's fun, with great dancing. It's an upbeat story that shows us the power of love.

Don't see it if You don't like the Gloria Estefan's music. I do! I saw it Nov 15, 2015. Glad it's still running!

81
Entertaining, fun, lively

See it if you want a bio musical....big show, lots of movement, fun. good for any age.

Don't see it if you are tired of bio musicals.....


November 5th, 2015
"The recipe may be familiar, but the flavor is fresh in 'On Your Feet!,' the half-formulaic, half-original and undeniably crowd-pleasing musical...But with an often mechanical book, moving through its rags-to-riches paces as if to a rigid percussive beat, 'On Your Feet!' ultimately falls somewher...
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November 5th, 2015
"There’s not much about it to inspire reaction of any kind. A serviceable jukebox musical...Neither Estefan nor her life nor her music are especially dramatically interesting...With the bland diligence of an authorized mass-market biography, Alexander Dinelaris’s script trudges through Estefan’s ...
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November 5th, 2015
"'To say that 'On Your Feet!' is better than most of its ilk is therefore faint praise…The happy news is that in its music and staging it re-creates the excitement of the songs when they were new…Here, in a story about making it big in America by becoming more like everyone else, the form at last...
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November 5th, 2015
"The book here by Alexander Dinelaris is hardly a model of robust dramatic construction…But the story is packed with heart, above all in its tender depiction of the couple's sustaining love.…Musical-theater purists will sniff, but audiences looking for entertainment with emotional uplift will get...
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