On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan Tickets

London Coliseum St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Important Info
Child Policy

There no age restriction, its suitable for families however No under 5 years old admitted to the theatre.
Performance Timings
Monday - -
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday 14:30 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday 15:00 -
Show Info

Book On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan Tickets

HER VOICE. HIS VISION. THEIR STORY.

Direct from Broadway, On Your Feet!, the smash-hit jukebox musical based on the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, dances its way onto the West End stage from June 2019! Packed full of heart, heritage and the most iconic pops songs of the era, this inspirational true story will run for a strictly limited season at the London Coliseum.

Charting the Estefans’ journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom, On Your Feet! is a tale about two people who believed in their talent and each other. Gloria has sold over 100 million records worldwide and Emilio is a founding member of the ground-breaking Miami Sound Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossover sound, fusing infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco.

This exhilarating musical features the songs ‘Conga’, ‘Rhythm Is Gonna Get You’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’. On Your Feet! is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (‘Birdman’).

This warm, heart-breaking, true story based on the lives and music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife duo Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is the jukebox musical of 2019. Get On Your Feet and book tickets today, you don’t want to miss out.

Originally Produced by James L. Nederlander Estefan Enterprises, Inc.Bernie Yuman.

Roy Furman Terry Allan Kramer Catherine Adler Caoila Productions Reg Grove IPN/Albert Nocciolino

Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley Pittsburgh CLO Eva Price Iris Smith Broadway Across America Larry
Hirschhorn/Double Gemini Productions Marc David Levine/Burnt Umber Productions Stella La Rue/Lawrence S. Toppall .


Synopsis 

Told in flash-backs, On Your Feet! charts the life of Cuban-fusion pop music legends Gloria and Emilio Estefan from the very beginning.

Growing up in the Little Havana neighbourhood of Miami, Gloria is introduced to Emilio Estefan who is a member of the Miami Latin Boys. Gloria is studying to be a psychologist and spending a lot of her time caring for her father through his battle with Multiple Sclerosis. So, when Emilio invites her to perform one of the songs she has written at a rehearsal, she is initially resistant. With pressure from her grandmother, she performs and, despite being shy, finds her place on the stage.

Gloria and Emilio fall for each other, but Gloria's mother is upset by this. Gloria discovers that when her mother was younger, she wanted to be a singer too. Her mother was offered a contract with Twentieth Century Fox to be the Spanish voice of Shirley Temple, but her father forbade it.

Gloria and Emilio hit the top of the music charts and launch a worldwide tour. Gloria struggles with the draining schedule, and the fact that her mother has become estranged due to her disapproval and jealousy.

On the road, Gloria and Emilio’s bus collides with a truck during a snowstorm. Gloria breaks her back in the accident, and is flown to New York for emergency surgery, Gloria's mother rushes to the hospital after hearing the news. Can Gloria ever recover from this tragic misfortune?


Child Policy

There no age restriction, its suitable for families however No under 5 years old admitted to the theatre.

Important information

Booking Until
Sat, 31 August 2019
Cast

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan Cast

Gloria Estefan
Music, Lyrics, Orchestration

Emilio Estefan
Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations

Alexander Dinelaris
Book

Jerry Mitchell
Director

Sergio Trujillo
Choreographer

David Rockwell
Set Design

Emilio Sosa
Costume Design

Kenneth Posner
Lighting Design

SCK Sound Design
Sound Design

Darrel Maloney
Video/Projection Design

Charles G. LaPointe
Hair & Wig Design

Jorge Casas/Clay Ostwald
Additional Orchestrations

Lon Hoyt
Arrangements

Oscar Hernández
Arrangements/ Orchestrations

Clay Ostwald
Music Director

Andy Señor Jr.
Associate Director

Maria Torres
Associate Choreographer

Natalie Caruncho
Associate Choreographer

Kathy Fabian
Props Supervisor

Patrick Vaccariello
Music Coordinator

Scott Orlesky
Technical Director

Eric Insko
Production Stage Manager

Anthony CeFala
Stage Manager

Saori Yokoo
Assistant Stage Manager

Telsey + Company
Casting

Karen Berry
General Manager

Susan C. Guszynski
Company Manager

TROIKA Entertainment
Tour Management

James L. Nederlander
Producer

Estefan Enterprises, Inc
Producer

Bernie Yuman
Producer


Cast


Christie Prades
Gloria

Ektor Rivera
Emilio

Nancy Ticotin
Gloria Fajardo

Alma Cuervo
Consuelo

Eddie Noel
José Fajardo, u/s Emilio

Jeanpaul Medina Solano
Nayib/Young Emilio/Jeremy

Ana-Sofia Rodriguez
Little Gloria

Carmen Sanchez
Little Gloria

Jordan Vergara
Nayib/Young Emilio/Jeremy

Anthony Alfaro
Ensemble, Swing

Jonathan Arana
Ensemble

Skizzo Arnedillo
Dance Captain, Swing

Sam J. Cahn
Ensemble

Shadia Fairuz
Ensemble, u/s Gloria Fajardo, Consuelo

Adriel Flete
Ensemble

Jennifer Florentino
Ensemble

Devon Goffman
Phil, Dr. Neuwirth, Ensemble

Hector Maisonet
Ensemble

Ilda Mason
Assistant Dance Captain/Swing

Alejandra Matos
Ensemble

Claudia Mulet
Ensemble, u/s Gloria Fajardo, Consuelo

Marina Pires
Ensemble, Swing, u/s Gloria

Jeremey Adam Rey
Ensemble

Gabriel Reyes
Ensemble

Maria Rodriguez
Ensemble

Jose Rosario, Jr.
Ensemble, u/s Emilio

Shani Talmor
Ensemble

Claudia Yanez
Rebecca, Ensemble, u/s Gloria
Reviews

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan Critics & Reviews

"INFECTIOUSLY FUN WITH GENUINE HEART!
If you aren't humming a Gloria Estefan hit when you leave the theater, it might be time to check your pulse."
- Associated Press


"EXHILARATING!
We all know exactly what elixir we've come for, and doses of delight are dispensed from the stage all through ON YOUR FEET!"
- The Washington Post


"PACKED WITH A SEDUCTIVE BEAT, TENDER HEART & GENUINE JOY!
Just try keeping the grin off your face."
- The Hollywood Reporter


"WITH ITS SMOKING-HOT CHOREOGRAPHY, CHARMING BOOK AND TEAR-IT-UP BAND, THE RHYTHM WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY GET YOU!"
- The Wall Street Journal


"RESIST IF YOU DARE!
A salsa-splashed showcase of the dance-floor hits and swoony ballads that made Gloria Estefan and the band Miami Sound Machine a radio and MTV staple, ON YOUR FEET! roars through the up-tempo dance numbers with swirling skirts, swiveling hips, and a crackerjack band. The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this fresh, flashy and undeniably crowd-pleasing new musical!"
- The New York Times


"JOYFUL & EXUBERANT!
Director Jerry Mitchell has done it again! With heartfelt emotion and phenomenal, heart-pounding dancing, ON YOUR FEET! finds that feel-good-musical sweet spot. It does exactly what it promises: gets the audience up on their feet and cheering. It will draw you in and keep you hooked!"
- NY1


"ON YOUR FEET! IS A RARE SHOW THAT EARNS ITS EXCLAMATION MARK."
- New York Post


"EXPLOSIVE & INSIGHTFUL, IT'S A SURE-FIRE TEAR-JERKER WITH HOT-HOT MUSIC AND SUSPENSE."
- The Huffington Post


"AN EXUBERANTLY FUN, RAZZLE-DAZZLE PRODUCTION!
- Variety


"ON YOUR FEET! MAKES GOOD ON ITS JOYOUS PROMISE, DELIVERING AN EMOTIONAL, HEART-STIRRING AND TRIUMPHANT FINALE."
- Daily News


"UPLIFTING, INTIMATE AND INSPIRATIONAL!"
- NBC-TV


"ON YOUR FEET! OFFERS MUSICAL FIREWORKS WITH AN UNDERLYING WARMTH,
in showcasing the closeness and caring of a family across generations. The propulsive staging of Gloria Estefan's hit Latin-pop songs, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo and performed by an onstage band and a crowd of hip-jutting singers and dancers, captivates and brings real pleasure to fans."
- The Record


"EXPLOSIVELY ENERGETIC AND SURPRISINGLY EMOTIONAL!
ON YOUR FEET! is not merely a music and dance celebration. You feel the connection of Gloria and Emilio, their Cuban roots and the promise of the American dream - it's the story and heart that get you on your feet!"
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


“IT WILL RENEW YOUR FAITH IN THE AMERICAN DREAM!”
- Huffington Post


“SMART, SOPHISTICATED & SPECTACULAR!”
- Time Out Chicago


“EXHILARATING DANCING, INVIGORATING MUSIC, AND A TRULY INSPIRATIONAL STORY!”
- Huffington Post
Venue Info

London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

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London Coliseum

Address: St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Capacity: 2359


With 2,359 seats, the London Coliseum is the largest theatre in London’s West End. It was designed for Sir Oswald Stoll by Frank Matcham, the leading theatre architect of his day.


Quick facts

the London Coliseum has the widest proscenium arch in London (55 feet wide and 34 feet high)
the stage is 80 feet wide, with a throw of over 115 feet from the stage to the back of the balcony
it was one of the first theatres to have electric lighting
it was built with a revolving stage which consisted of three concentric rings and was 75 feet across in total and cost Stoll £70,000
the theatre was one of the first two places in Britain to sell Coca-Cola (the other was Selfridges)

The 'people's palace of entertainment'
The vision was to create a theatre of variety, in the largest and most impressive theatre in London.

Designed by Sir Oswald Stoll, Stoll’s ambition was to create the largest and finest ‘people’s palace of entertainment’ of the age.

The theatre’s original slogan was Pro Bono Publico (for the public good). It was opened in 1904 and the inaugural performance was a variety bill on 24 December that year.

The original programme was a mix of music hall and variety theatre, with the grand finale – a full-scale revolving chariot race – requiring the stage to revolve.


Second World War

The theatre changed its name from the London Coliseum to the Coliseum Theatre between 1931 and 1968.

During the Second World War, the Coliseum served as a canteen for Air Raid Precaution (ARP) wardens, and Winston Churchill gave a speech from the stage.

After 1945 the theatre was mainly used for American musicals before becoming a cinema for seven years from 1961.


The home of opera sung in English

In 1968 the theatre reopened as the London Coliseum, when it also became the home of Sadler’s Wells Opera with a new pit created to accommodate a large opera orchestra.

In 1974 Sadler’s Wells became English National Opera, reflecting the company’s position in the heart of national culture.

As well as being the home of opera sung in English, dance also continued to play an important part in the life of the London Coliseum – a fact that continues to this day with many national and international dance companies performing at the theatre during the breaks between ENO productions.


Restoration

The company bought the freehold of the building for £12.8 million in 1992. The theatre underwent a complete and detailed restoration from 2000 which was supported by National Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Vernon and Hazel Ellis and a number of generous trust and individual donors to whom we are extremely grateful.

The auditorium and other public areas were returned to their original Edwardian decoration and new public spaces were created. An original staircase planned by Frank Matcham was finally put in to his specifications. The theatre re-opened in 2004


Present day

In 2015, ENO announced a plan to open up the London Coliseum with a redevelopment of the front of house spaces, intended to encourage more people in to explore the beautiful interiors of the theatre.

The renovation project focused on the architectural qualities of the Grade II* listed building to reclaim its original Edwardian elegance for a new generation of audiences.


Radio-wave system in the auditorium and induction loop at box office and all bars.

Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the manager's office.

10 spaces for wheelchair/scooter users in total: 2 at back of Dress circle, 4 in Stall boxes and 4 at back of Stalls (companions can sit beside the wheelchairs users). 10 wheelchair/scooter transfer spaces: 4 in Dress Circle and 6 in Balcony. Theatre also provides 2 wheelchairs for loan.

No steps to toilets off the foyer. More toilets at Dress Circle, Upper Circle (women's 10 steps up), Balcony and Basement.

Adapted toilets at Basement, Stalls, Dress Circle (no steps from lift) and Balcony levels.

Good leg room in stalls; B1-4, B33-36, C1 and C39 in the Stalls provide the best leg room.

No steps to Stalls bar and bars in rear Stalls corridor. Further bars at Balcony, Upper and Dress Circles can be accessed by main lift. Dutch Bar on basement level (reachable by lift) accessed by platform lift or down 3 steps. Drinks cannot be taken into the auditorium.

Telephones are 10 steps down from the foyer


Facilities At London Coliseum 

Seat plan: London Coliseum Seat Plan
Facilities: Air conditioned
Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible

Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.
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