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
86
Avg Score

74
Absorbing, Entertaining, Resonant, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Gloria Estefan's music and want to see her life story portrayed in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Estefan's music and would like to see a show that includes unexpected plot twists.

75
Big, Entertaining

See it if you like an extravaganza. Fine music and dancing in the first act. Second act gets a little slow. However, still worthwhile to see.

Don't see it if you don't like Latin music, dancing, or culture.

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.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You like Gloria Estefan music, a latin beat and dancing. A romantic story. Gets you moving.

Don't see it if This is not you kind of music.

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Fun, Energetic, Cute

See it if You like shows with familiar songs, love Gloria Estafan, like shows with energy, like shows with attractive actors!

Don't see it if Need a show with a profound plot.

65
Cliched, ambitious, great dancing, when someone tells their own story it can be very rose-colored glasses

See it if you are a Gloria superfan, you want songs you already know, great dancing, partying atmosphere, nothing too offensive, great for groups

Don't see it if you want original songs or a well-rounded story revealing bad as well as good character traits, or want something deep and less formulaic

65
Banal, Entertaining, Trying too hard, Indulgent, Predictable

See it if really like Gloria Estefan's music

Don't see it if you aren't a real fan of Gloria Estefan, casual fans should avoid

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you are a Gloria Estefan fan and love her music. She has an interesting life story which takes to the stage very naturally. Great dancing.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or Latin music.

65
Overrated

See it if you want to enjoy the exuberant latin music of Gloria Estefan.I dare you not to 'get on your feet' and dance when you see this show!

Don't see it if you are looking for a good book , or if you are tired of bio musicals.

80
Fun

See it if You want an evening of light fun with some enjoyable performances

Don't see it if You're looking for something more intense or effecting or if you don't like this music lol but that kinda goes without saying

70
Cliched, Banal, Great staging

See it if you like her music

Don't see it if you're seeking fresh theater concept.

50
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of Gloria Estefan and just want to hear her music. The actors do the best they can with the subpar script.

Don't see it if you are looking for thought provoking theater and characters you can connect to.

70
Slow, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You like juke box musicals

Don't see it if If you don't like Gloria Estefan.

80
Entertaining, Slow, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Great Latino flair. The best song Conga. Ana Villafane was truly Gloria Estefan. Live band on the stage. Show had pizzazz. Finale popped

Don't see it if You want all English. First act slow and muddled. Ektor Rivera's voice did not stand out well. Don't like Gloria Estefan's music

Also Great talent on stage. Needed some acts eliminated. First act too slow... Read more Read less

95
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Gloria Estefan, Latin music or biopic/ jukebox stories... It's a really fun and entertaining show!! Go see it

Don't see it if 80s music is not your thing or if you can't bring yourself to sit through another "underdog making it big in American music" type story.

98
Entertaining, Great acting, Great music

See it if you like Gloria Estefan, good music, and/or dancing.

Don't see it if you don't like Gloria Estefan, shows with a lot of dancing, and/or latino music.

74
Fun, Lively, Entertaining, Impressive dancing

See it if you like a jukebox musical with great energy

Don't see it if you prefer character development or depth in plot over music; want surprises

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You're looking for light/fun entertainment or a big fan of Gloria Estefan.

Don't see it if You're looking for an original musical that will leave a lasting impression.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if you like musicals and want to know more about this topic

Don't see it if you don't know her music

90
Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if You are a fan of Gloria Estafan / Miami Sound Machine, stories of family, home & triumph

Don't see it if Not a fan of Gloria Estafan music

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing

See it if You love Gloria Estefan and her music...

Don't see it if You don't like fabulous singing and dancing and being thoroughly entertained...

72
Great singing, Great dancing, Energetic, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you like Gloria Estefan's music and the 80's pop vibe.

Don't see it if you don't like Gloria Estefan's music.

Also It is the life and love of Gloria and Emilio Stefan, through their son... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Great dancing, High energy

See it if you want to see a fun, touching and lively musical.

Don't see it if you don't like Gloria Estefan's music or are not interested in her life story.

94
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love Gloria Estefan and/or Spanish music. Very riveting. Loved the story, the dancing and singing. So much fun! Energy galore!

Don't see it if You hate the Latin beat.

56
Cliched, Slow, Meh, Overrated

See it if you like to be surrounded by midwestern moms and middle aged white women trying to "Conga", also if you like Mamma Mia!

Don't see it if you're looking for a good plot and a production who makes a full use of its casts' talent.


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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