Even if you have to stumble through the fast-paced lyrics of “Conga,” if the song brings a smile to your face, you will want to dance your way to the Paramount Theatre now through October 28, 2018 and see On Your Feet The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway musical.
The music will have you feeling energized and light. The dancing will make you want to sign up for a dance class up the hill at Century Ballroom. The cast is incredible. Christie Prades, who plays Gloria in the tour, is affable, magnetic, and incredibly talented as the lead role, truly evoking the essence, sound, and moves of the legendary performer. Ektor Rivera, who starred in the role on Broadway, is sexy, charming, and is able to bring realness into a role that might have been less likable played by someone without such talent. His voice is incredible and enchanting. This tour is thick with talent: from Gloria’s mother (in both the first act and in the second act in a heartfelt duet wtih Emilio) to the ensemble performers that are able to shine in a powerful number near the end of the show.
The show has an all-star team behind it as well: Director Jerry Mitchell (who has won two Tony Awards and was nominated for six more), and Choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Trujillo was nominated for a Tony for this show – he also choreographed Jersey Boys).
On Your Feet is only in Seattle for a few days, now through October 28. Tickets here.
Check out Tantri Wija’s review in The Seattle Times here.
Photos by Matthew Murphy