Speakeysie News Desk 2/14/2020
Biographical Broadway hit of Emilio and Gloria Estefan at Atlanta’s home for professional Latinx theatre
On Your Feet!, a Broadway sensation chronicling the lives and music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is hitting Aurora Theatre’s mainstage March 5 – April 12! Told with the authenticity that only Gloria and Emilio can convey with their own music and lyrics and woven together by the book by Alexander Dinelaris, audiences will be moved by the inspiring true story in this Southeastern premiere of the smash hit!
From humble beginnings in Havana to international superstardom, Gloria and Emilio Estefan changed the music industry forever. Audiences will experience the inspiring true story of two people whose belief in their art and determination created a new crossover genre of music. This musical hit is a dance party that features all of the well-known, favorite songs including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Conga,” “Turn the Beat Around” and many more!
“As a Cuban-American who works hard every day to achieve my dreams and helps other artists achieve theirs, Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s story resonates with me in a very personal way.” said Anthony Rodriguez, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre. “The Miami Sound Machine was an integral part of my teenage years, so while the show highlights the idea of the American dream, and the unique struggles we face in the pursuit of that dream, mostly, I am excited at how hard it will be to keep audiences from dancing in the aisles.”
The production is led by the award-winning creative team: Director Justin Anderson (Aurora Theatre Associate Artistic Director), Musical Director Ann-Carol Pence (Aurora Theatre Co-Founder and Associate Producer) and choreographer Chani Maisonet. Aurora Theatre’s On Your Feet! showcases a stunning cast. Broadway luminaries Maria Bilbao and Max J. Cervantes make their Aurora Theatre debuts as Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The role of Gloria Fajardo will be played by Lilliangina Quinones, and Felicia Hernandez stars as Consuelo. Little Gloria will be played by Chiara Bulkin and Aubrey Christopoulos and little Emilio by Jaycee Villalobos and Isaac Aguilar. The ensemble includes CJ Babb, Conner Kocks, Maya Quinones, Arusi Santi, Marcello Audino, Danny Bevins, Damian Pastrana, Michael Crute, Patrick Coleman, Isaac Fenwick, Elijah Izaguirre, Geanna Funes, “Gaby” Gabriela Antunez, Angelique Alvarez, Pablina Lopez, Ayana DuBose, Miche Smith, Brandon Weber, Kristin Talley and Jacky Segui.
On Your Feet! will play at Aurora Theatre March 5 – April 12, with discount matinees on Tuesday, March 17 and March 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets are currently on sale; single tickets start at $30 and may be purchased online at bit.ly/OnYourFeetTickets or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.
Regular show times are as follows:
- Tuesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
ABOUT AURORA THEATRE
Under the artistic leadership of Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Anthony Rodriguez and Ann-Carol Pence, now in its 24th Season, Aurora Theatre produces professional live entertainment to suit everyone’s taste. Aurora Theatre is home to over 850 events each year. Theatrical productions are comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces concerts, stand-up comedy, children’s programs, metro Atlanta’s top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Aurora. Aurora Theatre is a world-class theatrical facility with two performance venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include a 2016 Governor’s Award for the Arts & Humanities, winner of five 2019 Suzi Bass Awards, Creative Loafing’s “2010 Best Theatre Company,” Georgia Trend Magazine’s “2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia,” Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “2012 Best Places to Work,” Atlanta Magazine’s “Best of Atlanta 2018” for Best Inclusive Programming, Gwinnett Chamber’s 2018 Inaugural Moxie Award for Outstanding Organization, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 President and CEO Award for Excellence in Arts, and Gwinnett Chamber’s 2015 IMPACT Regional Business Award for Hospitality.