“On Your Feet!”
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the new musical based on the life of our own Gloria and Emilio Estefan. It’s called “On Your Feet!” from the title of one of their hit songs in the show -- the rags-to-riches story of the Cuban American pop singer and her husband and manager. It opened on Brodway Thursday, November 5th. This is big news on the Treasure Coast because the Estefans own the Costa d’Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach and have an oceanfront home nearby. Pre-opening ticket sales were brisk. Reviews were mostly positive. “A crowd pleaser,” said the New York Times. Critics loved Ana Villafane as Gloria and Josh Segarra as Emilio and the Latin-style dancing. Citing the rousing opening number, another Estefan hit song, the critic for the New York Daily News predicted, “The rhythm is going to get you,” I’m Paul Janensch.