Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

On Your Feet! (Broadway)

From 2,412 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 (2412)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

35
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Slow

See it if you like Gloria Estefan and want to see a Wikipedia version of her life, I guess?

Don't see it if you want a show with a remotely coherent book that doesn't just fawn over its subject-slash-producer. You care about the future of the art.

16
Entertaining, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Banal

See it if If you like Gloria and Emilio Estefan and don't care for good writing.

Don't see it if If you care for good writing and don't just want fluffy fun.

48
Banal

See it if you're a fan of Gloria and, for some reason, you have a need to see some random girl do her best impression.

Don't see it if ...there's really no reason to see this show... just stay home and listen to her best of CD...

10
Slow, Overrated, Fluffy, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You like Gloria Estefan's music.

Don't see it if Go watch Jersey Boys or Beautiful.

48
Banal, Indulgent, Insipid, Fluffy, Formulaic

See it if you're a big Gloria Estefan fan, love her music, like big colorful song-and-dance jukebox musicals, and don't mind touristy fare.

Don't see it if you don't like Gloria Estefan music, you don't like schmaltzy biopic jukebox musicals, you're looking for a clever show with nuance.

47
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Overrated

See it if you're a big Gloria Estefan fan.

Don't see it if you want a show that's entertaining (or even fun) in any other way.

7
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if DONT EVER SEE THIS GARBAGE. I left at Intermission

Don't see it if If you want to like Gloria estefan because it makes even her good music sound bad

36
Entertaining, Slow, Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you're a die-hard Gloria Estefan fan. This does not compare to any of the decent jukebox musicals that Bway has seen.

Don't see it if you're looking for theatre. It's nothing short of a boring tourist attraction. Some great moments, but the insincerity was quite evident.

49
Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You love her music and are looking for a no substance, surface level, biopic. It very much feels like a Cruise Ship or Theme Park show.

Don't see it if You're looking for anything more than popcorn feel good entertainment.

15
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if If you love Gloria Estefan and don't care about bad theatre

Don't see it if You hate Juke Box Musicals

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30
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You care enough about Gloria Estefan to sit through a bland musical about her (apparently) not very interesting life. <3 the shimmying boy.

Don't see it if You don't like being pandered to. Or if you think musicals can be more than regurgitated pop-canons.

25
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if You love Gloria Estefan and want to see an elaborate tribute band playing her greatest hits with a basic biographical storyline.

Don't see it if You wish to avoid being on a stationary cruise, and an ironic version of Disaster!--every song set by line of dialogue containing the title.

42
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if You absolutely LOVE Gloria Estefan.

Don't see it if You want a good plotline, music, or something that is actually exciting.

16
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you're not looking for a state of the art show.

Don't see it if you value production quality, singing, dancing, and a captive storyline.

30
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Banal, Insipid

See it if Gloria's music brings you joy, no matter how a story is told. And ONLY see it if Ana Villafane is in. She's the heartbeat of it all.

Don't see it if Jukebox musicals with an unemotional, juvenile book make you ill. The band is wonderful but that's about it.

49
Ambitious, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You like big productions, good choreography, good singing n dancing. The plot is plain n predictable but is an entertaining evening

Don't see it if You don't like a loud musical. For my Tate a little bit too long but animated

40
Disappointing, Boring, Slow

See it if You are a big Gloria Estefan fan, all the songs you know are in it.

Don't see it if You dont want slow paced and slow moving plots. Right when it finally got good, it ended. Should have went further into story.

48
Cliched, Overrated, Self absorbed, Boring

See it if You do not want much story and like the music of Miami Sound Machine. It was a cliche story, and a lot of 80s music.

Don't see it if If there are other choices, I would not pick this one. The dancing was fun, the music was fine, but really better on the radio.

2
Slow, Horrible, Boring, Disappointing

See it if You're looking for a disapointing show

Don't see it if just don't see.

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45
Entertaining, Slow, Confusing, Fluffy

See it if you are a Gloria Estefan fan and you like big dance numbers

Don't see it if you're looking for characters too connect to. the plot is spotty and it's built around the music, not the book.


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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